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Perth Care for Kids
Perth Care For Kids is a non-profit community agency, governed by a twelve member, volunteer Board of Directors. The board members and employees of Perth Care For Kids are committed to supporting the importance of education and development in early childhood by offering a variety of flexible, quality programs and services for children, families and caregivers.
The Philosophy of Perth Care for Kids is to provide high quality child care in a safe, healthy and positive environment. Through varied play experiences and the guidance of specially trained staff, each child will be exposed to situations that will stimulate: curiosity, initiative and independence
self esteem and decision making capabilities
interaction and respect for others
physical activity developing gross motor skills
communication skills and
fine motor development
At Perth Care For Kids we provide a stimulating program, enhancing development of the whole child, while instilling a positive feeling of self worth in each child. We are proud to provide a place where families with children are welcomed and children are allowed the opportunity to learn through play and interaction with others.
Programs are evaluated regularly to reflect changes with ideologies on Early Childhood Education. Emergent Curriculum is a play-based learning program that builds on the interests of the child. It is a way for children to learn in a warm, nurturing environment, through their actions, relationships and the opportunities provided. The daily experiences offered are based on the children’s investigations. Areas in each program provide opportunities for the child’s interest to grow along with their developmental skills. Children are able to experience a variety of different play materials in various learning centres. Daily routines include free flowing transitions throughout the day. Program plans that are stimulating and developmentally appropriate are prepared and facilitated by the teachers. Teachers are trained to recognise and support the physical, social and emotional needs of each child. Program plans and Schedules are posted in each program to provide further details.
Perth Care for Kids teachers are graduates of a two year Early Childhood Education college program or have an equivalency status granted by the Ministry of Education. Those with their Early Childhood Education Diploma must be registered with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators. All staff are required to provide a Criminal Reference background check, a Children's Aid background check, and an up to date immunization record. In addition, all staff are required to have and maintain First Aid training. On-going workshops are provided for staff to add to their knowledge base and keep their qualifications current. At PCFK, we encourage staff to develop to their full potential ensuring maximum effectiveness of the program, as well as promoting a positive view of early childhood education to the community.
Perth Care For Kids licensed programs include all of our Nursery School Programs, Child Care Programs, and Before and After School Care Programs. We are also licensed to offer Approved Home Child Care spaces throughout Perth County.
We are licensed through the Ministry or Education, following the guidelines from the Day Nurseries Act in order to maintain our licenses in good standing.
Our program licenses are posted at each site for further information.
Perth Care for Kids welcomes all children into our programs. We have access to a Resource Consultant through the Huron Perth Resource Consultant Program. With parental consent, a Resource Consultant will come into our programs and provide suggestions and recommendations to help support the program and assist with meeting the individual needs of the children.
Child Care Programs
Perth Care For Kids Child Care Center located in Mitchell offers 67 licensed spaces for children ages 3 months to pre-kindergarten age. Our programs allow children the opportunity to develop and grow in a warm, nurturing, safe environment.
Our Infant Program accommodates infants 3 months to approximately 18 months. While the emphasis is placed on meeting individual schedules, group outings, play time, sensory activities and songs fill the rest of their day. The Toddler Program, designated for children 18 months to approximately 2.5 years is a program where little ones have the opportunity for exploring the environment through many hands on activities. The Preschool Program, for children 2.5 years to pre-kindergarten, promotes overall development by building on their interests and natural curiosity of the world around them. We have an additional 24 licensed spaces for children in our Kindergarten Program, for children in either junior or senior kindergarten, at our Ritz Hall location, also in Mitchell. This program offers a play based environment that compliments their existing school schedules, while fostering their independence.
Both full-time and part-time care is available, though presently there is an extensive waiting list for most of our childcare programs, including Before and After School.
For more information, or to add your child's name to the waiting list,
Please call the main center @ 519-348-8618 and ask for the Child Care Coordinator
Perth Care For Kids is committed to supporting the importance of early childhood education and development by offering a variety of flexible, quality programs and services for children, families and caregivers.
We are proud to be the host agency for the Perth-Middlesex Early Years Centres.