We are located in beautiful Downtown Brampton, happily providing care for children 18 months to 6 years of age.
Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday 6:45am- 6:15pm. With Gage Park less than a 10 minute walk away, and the convenience of the GO station just the same, we are sure to be a great fit for your family. We strive to provide high quality childcare, where children can be exposed to a variety of art forms, languages and athletics for both their personal enjoyment and in order to bring out their natural abilities and talents. These include Spanish, French, yoga, physical education, music and dance. We are a fast-paced and dedicated team that works together to nurture and support Children so that we may help to create happy, healthy children. Little Bloomers implements a high-scope curriculum that encourages learning and development through a variety of mediums and teaching styles.
To learn more about these individual teaching styles, click below to read more about our "Program and Philosophy."
We invite you to book a tour to come in and see our newly renovated facility and all that we have to offer!
At Little Bloomers Child Care Centre our High-Scope curriculum and play-based learning is planned based on the children’s observations and interest. What happens in each program is motivated by what children are showing an interest in at any given time, our educators work with the children to grow their interest and learning about the theme or topic. Materials, props and activities are introduced to enhance these learning experiences providing opportunities for learning and development. Little Bloomers strives to implement flexibility in our programming so that each child can reach their full potential by understanding their capabilities and curiosities. They can explore new materials and discover new concepts, all while learning and emerging at their own pace. We believe that all children are unique; possessing a variety of needs and interests. Children are encouraged to explore this individuality at Little Bloomers, but at the same time learn to be a part of a big community and family.
We follow the philosophy and practices of both High Scope curriculum, as well as Play-based learning. High Scope learning places emphasis on the importance of providing children with a solid foundation of language and cognitive skills, while Play-based learning encourages creativity and imagination by giving children the opportunity to express themselves freely and plan programming based on the children’s interests.
6:45am: Centre opens; Children arrive
6:45am-9:00am: Free Play
(Morning Snack 8:30am-9:00am) 1st Washroom Routine
9:00 – 10:00 am Outdoor Gross Motor Time
10:00 – 10:10 am: Undress; Water Break
11:10 – 11:30 am: Group Circle Time
11:30 – 12:00 pm: Lunch Time
(11:30 – 11:40 am) Wash Hands
12:00 – 12:30 pm: 2nd Washroom Break
12:30 – 2:30 pm: Lights Out; Nap/Quiet Time
2:30 – 2:45 pm: 3rd Washroom Break/Water Break
2:45 pm-3:45 pm Outdoor Gross Motor Time
4:00 – 4:30 pm: Afternoon Snack Time
4:30 – 5:00 pm: 4th Washroom Break
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Free Play
6:15 pm: Centre Closes
6:45am-9:00am: Rotating Snack/Free Play/Washroom Routine
8:50am-9:00am: Tidy Up Routine
9:00am-9:50am Planned Curriculum
9:50am-10:00 am Tidy Up Routine/Washroom Routine
10:00am -11:00am Gross Motor Outdoor Time
11:10am- 11:20 am Undress/Water break
11:20am-11:40 Curriculum Circle: Good Morning Song, Calendar, What’s the Weather & Learning Topics
11:45am-12:00pm Wash hands
12:00pm-12:30pm Lunch Time
12:30pm-2:30: Rest Time (Quiet Activities & Washroom Routine for early risers)
2:30pm-3:15: Free Play/Small Group Activities
3:15pm-3:30: Tidy Up Routine/Afternoon Circle
3:30pm-3:50: PM Snack
3:50pm-4:00: Washroom Routine
4:00pm-5:00: Afternoon Gross Motor Outdoor Play
5:00pm -5:15pm: Water/Washroom Routine
5:15pm-6:15: Storybooks on Carpet/Quiet Carpet Activities
6:15pm: Centre Closes
At Little Bloomers we understand the importance of documenting your child’s learning as well as communicating with parents. Here at Little Bloomers we use the HiMama Platform to answer the many questions that parents may have, such as
Each classroom is equipped with tablets giving the educators the ability to document children’s milestones right then and there, and then be able to share those exciting moments with you. Parents also receive a daily report outlining all the standard things about their child that occurred in the day. So when you have a chance to unwind at the end of a busy day, you have the opportunity to see this report at your convenience, and not miss a thing!
Little Bloomers Child Care Centre treats our children’s health, safety, and nutrition with the upmost importance. Here at Little Bloomers we use Food for Tots to cater our lunches. Read more about this wonderful company below. 2% milk is offered for breakfast and lunch and water is available at all times during the day. For the best quality drinking water, we flush the pipes daily in accordance with ministry requirements.
At Food For Tots, children and our Healthylicious philosophy are at the centre of all we do. We take the food children love and give them a healthy spin. Our Healthylicious menus are specially designed to appeal to children's palates. Our amazing lunches and snacks are healthy, delicious, offer plenty of variety, and more importantly, children will want to eat the food. Customers and parents love our philosophy because their children get the nutrition they need while enjoying the food that they love!
Our menu planning and preparation is led by our talented and passionate team, who deliver on our Healthylicious promise each and every day. Together, their expertise provides over 25 years of experience in the Child Food Services, Health, and Hospitality industries and ensures that our food is always nutritious, high quality, and enjoyable for the children.
All of our menus and snacks are prepared in accordance with the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) and the Canada Food Guide, are approved by a Registered Dietitian and support the Municipal and Regional Criteria including the City of Toronto's Early Learning and Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI).
Meet the Staff
"Planting Seeds for the Future."
Our Staff sees everyday as an opportunity to plant a seed of knowledge and growth into your child’s life because we understand the importance of our role. We play a big, honoured role in your child’s life, and are dedicated to helping your Little Bloomer grow! Warm, caring and dedicated, our staff have a passion for nurturing each child’s potential. They are qualified Early Childhood Educators and Assistants while being lifelong learners themselves, supported through ongoing training and workshops. Our staff are held accountable for the implementation of our High Scope curriculum, communicating with parents, and adherence to Little Bloomers policies and procedures.
"Hello my name is Chantel Austin, and I am the supervisor here at Little Bloomers Child Care Centre. I have attended George
Brown College in 2009 and graduated on the dean’s list in 2011. I have been a Registered Childhood Educator for the last 6 years, and worked with children varying in ages from 15 months to 10 years old. I have experience developing curriculum in play-based learning as well as high-scope and emergent curriculum. I love working with children because they inspire me to constantly learn new things, they are always excited to learn and that makes working with them even more enjoyable. When I am not working with children I like to read, travel, and go camping with my ever expanding family. I am excited to be part of this amazing team and change the lives of children every day."
"Hello! My name is Jessica Correia and I've been a registered Early Childhood Educator since 2014. I graduated from Sheridan College in Oakville and I am also CPR/First Aid Certified. I've been working with children of all ages since I was 16, between indoor jungle gyms, babysitting and daycares I've gathered a lot of experience in a variety of different fields. I'm currently residing in Brampton, but originally from Mississauga. Growing up with an older brother who was very athletic, I've also grown to love watching and playing competitive sports. I am very excited to embark on this new journey with Little Bloomers. I'm looking forward to teaching your young children but most importantly, learning from them as well!"
"Enthusiastic, creative, warm, sensitive, trustworthy, simple, patient. Here I am for you and your children.My name is Gabrielle Jacques and I am a RECE. I graduated in Cegep Ste-Foy in Quebec and I just moved to Brampton 2 months ago. So, oui, je parle français! I will speak and sing songs in French to your children so that they can learn this beautiful language. I have learned my English in Manitoba, where I spent a year working in an English school, making and doing French activities with kids. I now have three years of experiences in daycares in Quebec, and I am very excited about having much more in Ontario. Outside of my job, I like to be active and spend time outdoors. I love books, music, breakfasts, blueberries and having good times with the ones I love. It will be a pleasure meeting you and your family!"
"Hi my name is Jamilia Edwards and I am a recent graduate from the Early Childhood Education program . I have gained experience over the years, when it comes to working and volunteering with different age groups. I have a lot of patience and understanding when it comes to working with children. The age groups I enjoy working with the most is infancy to school age. My belief is that children are their own person and we should provide support in all ways we can. As an educator I will provide support that promotes growth the child’s cognitive , emotional and physical development. I also possess experience with children who have special needs. I prefer to see it as unique traits , all children are capable of doing the same things it would just be happening at their own personal timing. I would also like to provide an inclusive environment, so that all children feel a sense of wellbeing and belonging . I look forward to witnessing each child surpass their own milestones, it’s a rewarding experience seeing children learning."
"Hey there, my name is Danika Applin. I went to the University of Guelph for Sociology, and I am very interested in child development and mental health. One day, I hope to be working with children who have experienced childhood traumas, perhaps developing new methods of therapy. For the past year, I have worked as an ECEA at the University of Guelph’s Childcare and Learning Centre. Much of my life has been spent in childcare, with a long history of babysitting leading up to the present. I spend a great deal of my time with my niece and nephew, who inspire me every day with their positivity and curiosity. I love spending time outdoors, so when I’m not at work, you can often find me at a beach or on a hiking trail! I also love art and DIY projects. If I can figure out a way to make it, I will! I’ve been told my natural compassion and patience makes me perfect for work with children."
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