Willowbrae Academy (Daycare & After-school)
1. Flexible & Inclusive Programs
Willowbrae Academy provides a balanced curriculum which considers each child’s individual and unique needs. Our highly skilled staff and support team of professionals work together to deliver flexible and fully inclusive programs to children. Programs include individual and small group activity with a balance of active and quiet play. We encourage active learning, multiculturalism, inclusion, creativity, independence, self-confidence and respect for oneself and others by providing a basis for positive interactions between children, staff, parents, and the community.
2. Enriched Learning Curriculum
Willowbrae Academy realizes that every child is a unique individual and believes in providing enriched programming. Staff will take every opportunity to expose children to new experiences and skills that will help then grow as individuals and reach their full potential. Children participate in fun activities that enrich, strengthen and expand their learning.
3. Qualified Early Childhood Educators
Willowbrae Academy places great emphasis on the standard of excellence we have created in everything that we do for our children and families of the communities that we serve. Employing knowledgeable and skilled Early Childhood Education professionals is essential to us maintaining this standard. Our Early Childhood Educators are passionate about their roles and respectful of the diversity and uniqueness of the families, children and communities they serve.
4. Willowbrae SEEDS
Willowbrae SEEDS is a proprietary program designed by Willowbrae Academy that sets new standard for delivering high quality childcare. The SEEDS acronym reflects the five unique areas that Willowbrae Academy focuses on:
S=Standards of Excellence, E=Education & Resources, E=Exercise & Life Skills, D=Delivery & Operation, S=Safety & Security.
5. BRAEVIEW Communication Software
Braeview® is our unique online communication and management software. Through Braeview, parents can access their child’s daily activities through detailed online reports and daily emails. The secure live-view video allows parents to view their children in the classroom and on the playground.
6. BodyBreak KID FIT
We have developed the BodyBreak KID FIT program that focuses on helping children understand the power of habit with respect to daily exercise. Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod of BodyBreak are Willowbrae’s exclusive national fitness partners and have developed a program that promotes daily scheduled activities. Hal & Joanne have worked closely with Willowbrae Academy to develop exercise programs for our children and provide additional resources to parents about healthy living.
7. Quality Assurance Program
Willowbrae Quality Assurance (QA) is used to reassure Willowbrae Academies meet or exceed quality standards and support the social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development of our children. While every state/province has a licensing agency that oversees regulations, our Academies are required to fulfill our own extensive QA Review. Willowbrae QA provides the foundation for the highest quality childcare programs focusing on; childcare professionals, programs & activities, health & safety, services, and quality relationships.
8. World Class Academies
Our Academies are designed by professionals where the focus is on a child’s needs because we believe in providing the highest standards of childcare possible. To ensure we deliver quality childcare in a safe and nurturing environment all our Academies have unique features; biometric fingerprint access control, on-site kitchens and chefs, professional cleaning staff, large classrooms with lots of natural light, separate sleep rooms for infants, outdoor secure playgrounds and Liveview HD cameras.
9. Locally Owned and Operated
Willowbrae Academies are owned and operated by local residents that live within the communities we serve. By being locally owned and operated our Academies help maintain community identity, build strong neighbourhoods, and create jobs. When we invest in our children and our community we invest in our future.
Meet Our Director:
Nadia is a graduate of the Early Childhood Education Program at Humber College. Nadia graduated with high honours in 1999. Nadia’s been in the childcare field for 15 years. She has experience teaching all age groups and managing three centres as a Supervisor. Her experience gives her a vast range of meeting the needs of children and families. Nadia is passionate about the childcare field and provides a warm and nurturing environment for the families. Nadia recognizes the importance and value of working as a team with her staff.
Nadia realizes the importance of family and family time through her own family and she is active in her community and is an avid baseball player in her spare time. She is very excited to join the Willowbrae Academy Team. Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Willowbrae Academy (Daycare & After-school)