Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.
The director of HDCS oversees the operation of the program. She has a BA in Specialized Psychology and is an Early Childhood Educator registered with the College of ECE. She has also sat on several child care advisory committees and panels with the Region of Halton and is very involved in Regional community programming and curriculum development. The HDCS director was an early proponent of Emergent Curriculum for Licensed Home Child Care and is one of the leaders of the Quality First Initiative in Home Child Care for Halton Region.
Halton Day Care Services staffs trained professional Early Childhood Educators who are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators. The home visitor conducts home visits that ensure the regulatory requirements of the Child Care and Early Years Act are being met. The home visitor also offers on-going support, coaching and resources to the child care providers.
HDCS home child providers are carefully screened loving individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experiences that range from parenthood to Early Childhood Education. Providers deliver the “home away from home” experience that families are actively seeking. Providers partner with HDCS to create warm, nurturing homes with a strong focus on the living, learning, growing component of child development that makes the child feel welcome, loved, appreciated and contributes to the child’s emotional and physical well-being.
Halton Day Care Services (HDCS) was founded in 2005.
Since its inception, HDCS has been committed to the emotional, social and cognitive development of children. We are dedicated to supporting children’s learning, health and well-being through our play-based early learning environments. HDCS encourages active high quality learning experiences through exploration and inquiry where children are viewed as competent, capable of complex thinking, curious, rich in potential and are integral components to a strong family unit.
During the early years, a child’s brain develops at an astonishing rate. As providers and educators we need to be mindful that the greatest impact on the learning process is the early experiences with environment and caregivers. Supporting a child’s learning, development, health and well-being through exploration, play and inquiry will provide the foundation to live safely, learn daily and grow continually.
Teaching, at its best, is a creative act. Our curriculum is the Emergent Curriculum. Emergent Curriculum focuses on the child first and foremost. HDCS’s providers plan their programming based on the child’s feelings, interests, curiosities and passions. Our providers strive to capture these interests and by doing so, they create a natural learning environment.
A child’s long-term development is influenced by early learning childhood experiences.
During the early years, children require a caring and stimulating environment to express and manage their feelings and emotions.