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KDC Programs

Kingston Day Care offers four 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 four child care centres provide nutritious snacks and meals that meet or exceed Canada’s Food Guide. Kingston Day Care offers three allergy-safe environments (St. Martha Child Care Centre, Collins Bay Child Care Centre, and Our Lady of Lourdes Before and After School Programs) that address the safety requirements of children with food related anaphylaxis.

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Infant

Birth to 18 months

Offered at Collins Bay, St. Martha, & Trillium Centres

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Toddler

18 months - 2.5 years

Offered at Collins Bay, St. Martha, & Trillium Centres

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Preschool

2 years to Kindergarten

 

Offered at Collins Bay, St. Martha, & Trillium Centres

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3.8 years to 12 years

Offered at Collins Bay, St. Martha, & Our Lady of Lourdes

before & after school

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Infant Program
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.

  • Collins Bay Child Care Centre

  • St. Martha Child Care Centre

  • Trillium Child Care Centre

Infant and teacher reading a book.
Infant and teacher reading a book.

Infant and teacher reading a book at St Martha Child Care Centre.

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Infant playing with toys at Trillium Day Care.
Infant playing with toys at Trillium Day Care.

Infant playing with baby toys at Trillium Day Care.

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Infant playing with sensory toys at day care.
Infant playing with sensory toys at day care.

Infant playing with sensory toys at day care.

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Infant and teacher reading a book.
Infant and teacher reading a book.

Infant and teacher reading a book at St Martha Child Care Centre.

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Toddler enjoying a sensory bin with a teacher.
Toddler enjoying a sensory bin with a teacher.

Toddler enjoying a sensory bin with a teacher.

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Toddlers playing on a wooden boat at St. Martha's day care.
Toddlers playing on a wooden boat at St. Martha's day care.

Toddlers playing on a wooden boat at St. Martha day care.

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Play based learning with toddlers at St Martha's Day Care
Play based learning with toddlers at St Martha's Day Care

Play based learning with toddlers at St Martha Day Care

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Toddler enjoying a sensory bin with a teacher.
Toddler enjoying a sensory bin with a teacher.

Toddler enjoying a sensory bin with a teacher.

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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.

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Toddler Program
  • Collins Bay Child Care Centre

  • St. Martha Child Care Centre

  • Trillium Child Care Centre

 
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Preschool Program
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's Play-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. 

Preschool child playing at Collins Bay Day Care
Preschool child playing at Collins Bay Day Care

Preschool child and teacher playing at Collins Bay Day Care.

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Preschoolers putting a puzzle together at Collins Bay Day Care
Preschoolers putting a puzzle together at Collins Bay Day Care

Preschoolers putting a puzzle together at Collins Bay Day Care.

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Building wooden towers with a preschool child and teacher
Building wooden towers with a preschool child and teacher

Building wooden towers with a preschool child and teacher

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Preschool child playing at Collins Bay Day Care
Preschool child playing at Collins Bay Day Care

Preschool child and teacher playing at Collins Bay Day Care.

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  • Collins Bay Child Care Centre

  • St. Martha Child Care Centre

  • Trillium Child Care Centre

 
3.8 years to 12 years
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Before & After School Program
 
School-aged kids building structures with blocks
School-aged kids building structures with blocks

School-aged kids building structures with blocks at summer camp at St Martha Day Care

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After school kids playing with lego
After school kids playing with lego

After school kids playing with lego at St Martha Day Care

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Science exploration with students in the after school program at Our Lady of Lourdes
Science exploration with students in the after school program at Our Lady of Lourdes

Science exploration with students in the after school program at Our Lady of Lourdes.

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School-aged kids building structures with blocks
School-aged kids building structures with blocks

School-aged kids building structures with blocks at summer camp at St Martha Day Care

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Before and After School Programs are available at St. Martha Child Care Centre, Collins Bay Child Care Centre, and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School. These programs are designed with the school aged child’s best interest in mind. After a full day of work at school the children are invited into a familiar space which reflects their unique interests and abilities. Both the Before School and After School program offer a nutritious snack.

Full Day Recreational Programs are also available at St. Martha Child Care Centre and Collins Bay Child Care Centre. Children are offered a variety of activities and opportunities that coincide with their interests and allow them to explore, learn and grow in their environment. Exciting trips, special visitors and resources are incorporated into the planning to compliment children's interest and the play base environment

Morning and Afternoon snack and lunch is provided for the children. Full Day Recreational Programming is available for the following days:

  • P.A. Days

  • March Break

  • Christmas Break

  • Summer Break (July & August)

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