Is to have each child develop a sense of security, independence and positive self esteem.
The Salvation Army Mississauga Temple Day Care Centre first opened its doors in 1978. The Day Care was originally licensed for 42 children ages 2 to 5 years. In 1996 we cut the ribbon in our new addition, where, we are now licensed for 52 children between the ages of 2 to 5 years, 30 children between he ages of 6 to 12 years in our Before and After School program and 45 children between he ages of 6 to 10 years in our summer Day Camp.
On November 18, 2013 we began a new chapter in the life of our Day Care Centre, where, we are now licensed for 15 children between the ages of 18 months to 30 months, 32 children between the ages of 31 months to 5 years, 30 children between the ages of 6 to 12 years in our Before & After School program and 45 children between the ages of 6 to 10 years in our Summer Day Camp.
When The Salvation Army Day Care Centre first opened its doors in 1978, we had specific ideas in mind as to what our centre would offer each individual child. Over the years, we have watched our centre grow and attain its specific goals. We take great pride in our growth both in size as well as in experience and we feel that there is always room for continued growth to make our centre better for everyone involved.
When each parent enrolls their child in our centre, we make them aware that we are a Christian Day Care Centre. Although we don’t have a structured program in religion, we try to help the children develop spiritual attitudes in an incidental manner through our actions and reactions to the parents, the children and our co-workers. Bible stories and songs are taught and great emphasis is placed on the true meaning of Christmas and Easter.
We also recognize and respect the religious beliefs of those that attend our centre and encourage the parents to share with us their special celebrations. Our environment must be a safe and clean one, free from hazardous situations so that the children, teachers and parents feel comfortable with the centre.
The quality of the program is an important aspect of our centre. We feel that a quality program will enhance each child’s learning, vocabulary, socialization and play skills. Through the curriculum, children are encouraged to learn and develop at their own pace.
Our overall goal is that, when a child has completed his/her stay with us and is ready to leave our centre, he/she will leave us with a sense of security, independence and positive self-esteem.