We are committed to providing quality child care and education in an environment that encourages the development of independence, social skills, self-confidence and responsibility while building upon the children's individual interests.
We believe that early childhood education should be a time of discovery.
Our goal is to engage children in experiences that stimulate their senses, mind and emotional well-being, while having fun and making their very own "FIRST FRIENDS"
First Friends Preschool and Daycare also promotes the health, safety, nutrition and well-being of every child enrolled in the program.
The Health and Welfare of all the children is imperative by following the policies and procedures set out by First Friends Preschool and Daycare for each and every child, including our Sick Child Policy and Medication Policy.
The safety of the children is of the utmost importance and is upheld by our Drop Off/Pick Up Policy, Accidents (major or minor) Policy and our Emergency Preparedness Policy.
First Friends Preschool and Daycare believes that proper nutrition is important to a child's development, we ensure all children are provided a complete and well balanced menu with no limitations on the number of portions each child requests.
First Friends Preschool and Daycare follows Health Canada's "Canadian Food Guide," and the Ontario Dietitians of Public Health - Paint your Plate program. All meals are prepared on-site by our cook.
First Friends Preschool and Daycare is a Peanut/Nut Free Facility.
Well-Being is about children being confident, happy and healthy individuals, First Friends supports each child's well-being through our Transition Policy, Belongings Policy and Toilet Training Policy.
Raising the Bar is a quality initiative designed to enhance quality care in child care and early years programs. The presence of a Raising the Bar certificate and window cling is a sign that the program is committed to maintaining provincial regulatory standards as well as local community standards.
In cooperation with Affiliated Services for Children and Youth (ASCY), copyright owner of RTB Peel's Adaptation for Raising the Bar emerged and is based on:
Raising the Bar engages programs and educators in ongoing reflection and critical thinking to enhance quality in their environments through positive relationships. It provides a platform to increase a program's capacity to enrich their practices.