Kingston Day Care offers child care program options
Kingston Day Care offers three (3) highly reputable Child Care Centres that provide creative Early Learning Environments for children birth to school age, in Kingston Ontario and area.
Each program is licensed by the Ministry of Education (MEDU) and offers nurturing and stimulating environments that enrich the social, intellectual, physical and emotional needs of all children
All three (3) child care centres provide nutritious snacks and meals that meet or exceed Canada’s Food Guide. Kingston Day Care offers two (2) allergy-safe environments (St. Martha and Collins Bay) that address the safety requirements of children with food related anaphylaxis.
Birth to 18 months
Our infant programs offer stimulating environments that are caring and nurturing and focus on the specific needs of each child. Our talented and qualified staff are warm and responsive, ensuring that each child feels safe and secure. Sensory activities are planned to develop the child’s five senses. Music and movement is geared to infant needs as is the introduction of age appropriate activities that develop the child’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth.
18 Months to 2.5 years
This program offers many opportunities for the children to begin to develop a healthy sense of independence and empathy for others in a loving and nurturing environment. The five senses continue to be explored regularly in the activities presented. Speech and language development is a focus along with opportunities for dramatic and social play. Games and activities to enhance physical development and activities that introduce math and science for toddlers are provided.
2 years to Kindergarten
Our early learning program is designed to support the Ontario government’s “Early Learning For Every Child Today” document and the Ontario Ministry of Education’s guidelines for full day learning. Kingston Day Care'sPlay-Based curriculum-planning relies on free-play time to help our early childhood educators reflect on each child's interests and developing areas. We recognize ‘play’ as a vital path to learning as it capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm to absorb information.
Before & After School
3.8 years - 12 years
This program is available at St. Martha Child Care Centre and Collins Bay Child Care Centre and is designed with the school aged child’s best interest in mind. After a full day of work at school, the children will enjoy a healthy snack and some structured healthy, interactive play that is based on the HIGH FIVE PRINCIPLES. This will be complimented with an opportunity for some time with quiet games and books and participation in the “Homework Club”.
Creative Learning Environments for Children Birth to School Age in Kingston, Ontario
Full Day School Age Care
A full day school age program is offered at St. Martha Child Care Centre and Collins Bay Child Care Centre. Children will be offered activities and resources that coincide with their interests and abilities. Our highly qualified staff take a positive approach to behavior management and embrace the HIGH FIVE PRINCIPLES with this more mature group. Exciting field trips and/or special guests are often incorporated into the planning and compliment the arts and crafts, science activities, indoor and outdoor sports, book time and co-operative board games that are made available to the children.
This Program is available for the following:
- P.A. Days
- March Break
- Winter Break
- Summer Break (July & August)
Free Play Time capitalizes on children's natural curiosity and enthusiasm.
About our Day Care Facilities
Kingston Day Care is pleased to offer you quality child care at three (3) locations. Learn about our locations here.
- Collins Bay Child Care Centre
- St. Martha Child Care Centre
- Trillium Child Care Centre
4075 Bath Road
Phone: (613) 634-6694
Collins Bay Child Care Centre
In 1999, upon invitation by the Parent Council of Collins Bay Public School, we designed and developed the Collins Bay Child Care Centre, a program for infants to school age. This centre operates in partnership with the Limestone District School Board and reflects the community need for child care, while offering a seamless day for school age children.
Infants Toddlers Preschoolers Before & After School
455 St. Martha St. (off Hwy #15)
Phone: (613) 549-2151
St. Martha Child Care Centre
In 1995, 3 years prior to the amalgamation of the new City of Kingston, Kingston Day Care recognized the need for child care in the former Pittsburg Township, and as an active community partner, set out to explore this option. A notice of tender was presented in the Whig Standard by the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic Board; Kingston Day Care submitted a proposal and was chosen as the successful organization.
In 1996, St. Martha Child Care Centre was initially licensed to provide care for children 16 months to preschool age. The provision of infant care and school age care were then implemented in response to community need. St. Martha Child Care Centre provides a seamless day for children attending St. Martha Catholic School while supporting parents’ child care needs.
Infants Toddlers Preschoolers Before & After School
790 Edgar St. (off Taylor Kidd Blvd)
Phone: (613) 547-7210 Ext. 190
Trillium Child Care Centre
In 2003, Kingston Day Care’s Board of Directors was asked to work in partnership with Dacon Incorporated and Specialty Care Trillium Centre to consider designing and building a child care centre within their newly expanded retirement centre.
In March 2004, Kingston Day Care received a license from the Ministry of Community and Social Services to operate our second location in the west end of Kingston, the Trillium Child Care Centre. The centre’s hours of operation provide the flexibility to provide care for children birth to preschool, between the hours of 6:30 a.m and 6:15 p.m. These identified hours of operation provide for “workplace child care” and address community need. The value of the opportunity for seniors and children to interact in this setting is immeasurable.
Infants Toddlers Preschoolers