Programs

Fun, Creativity, and Outdoor Play

ELM Children's Centre has a commitment to our families, educators, and our children for a shared vision for the delivery of high-quality early learning programs.  Each program encompasses a customized and unique approach to meet our goals, providing positive outcomes in children in relation to children’s learning, development, health, and overall well-being.
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Art

The early years are a key time in cognitive development, a time to develop problem-solving skills, nurture curiosity, and gain self-confidence. In Visual Arts, our students discover, create, and have fun, all while making their first steps in self-expression.

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Music

When young children discover theatre and music, they find new ways to express themselves. This is a hands-on fun and interactive way to introduce kids to music and its relationship to the body. Hand-held instruments, songs, movements, and stories are used.

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Movement

Immersed in engaging and active games, children learn to express themselves through improvisation and play. Activities include character creation, mime, rhythm games, and dance to help promote coordination, spatial awareness, and self-confidence.

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Language

Our text-rich environment for all ages lays the groundwork for reading success. We support your child’s learning to read journey with carefully designed reading games and activities that are easy to follow, self-paced, and highly engaging for
young learners.

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Mathematics

Math skills are one part of a larger set of skills that children develop in the early years. We help your child learn early math skills by building on their natural curiosity, expose them to stories and songs using repetition, rhymes, numbers, and having
fun together.

Outdoor Play

Playing outside gives your child the chance to explore their natural environment and have adventures. We use use outdoor play to grow their imagination, discover new opportunities, and learn while having fun. We incorporate outdoor natural play in all weather, rain, shine or snow!

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is necessary for healthy development. That’s why it’s so important to offer children healthy food choices; options that will nurture their bodies and brain development. Our extensive daily meal plan incorporates all food groups while exploring fun and healthy alternatives!

Field to Table Gardening

Children of all ages can enjoy gardening, but children in particular will have lots of fun and gain special benefits. Gardening is educational and develops new skills. We use a variety of interesting activities children can be involved in, such as planting, mulching, weeding and food preparation.

Friends to the Environment

ELM is committed to protecting the environment! We are 'green' daycare that makes use of the latest in environmentally friendly products and practices to offer a safe, non-toxic space for your children. We plan fun, eco-friendly activities centered around natural and environmental topics.