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About Us

Serving Families for Over 30 Years

We're so happy you've stopped by to learn more about Heritage Green Child Care.

We operate two beautiful child care centres in the heart of the Stoney Creek community in the City of Hamilton. Both of our centres are located in the newly built St. James the Apostle School and Mount Albion Elementary School.

 

We also operate an EarlyON program in the Valley Park community centre, where we support children, parents and caregivers in learning, growing and connecting together through play. 

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We're Focused on Providing a Quality Program for Your Child

Our dedicated Early Childhood Educators are passionate about supporting your child's learning, development, health, and well-being. We believe in active learning, exploration, play, and inquiry, and we see children and their families as capable and valued participants in all aspects of our program.

We believe in the 4 Foundations of
HOW DOES LEARNING HAPPEN?

At Heritage Green Child Care Inc., we're dedicated to helping children learn, grow, and stay healthy through caring and attentive Early Childhood Educators. Our Educators encourage active learning, exploration, play, and questioning. They see children and their families as capable and vital contributors to our programs.

 

The Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, aims to improve childcare programs and ensure that children have great experiences. This act allows the Minister of Education to create guidelines for these programs.

 

We follow "How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years (2014)" as our guide. This document strongly emphasizes that teaching isn't just about following a strict curriculum or doing certain activities. Instead, it's about challenging the norm and understanding how children learn best.

 

"How Does Learning Happen?" is based on four critical principles for children's learning and development.

BELONGING

Belonging means feeling connected and valued and forming meaningful relationships within a group, community, and the natural world.

WELL-BEING

Well-being emphasizes the importance of physical and mental health, incorporating self-care, self-awareness, and self-regulation skills.

ENGAGEMENT

Engagement signifies a child’s active involvement and focus, fostering their natural curiosity and enthusiasm through exploration and play, leading to essential skills for learning and success.

EXPRESSION

Expression or communication happens through a child's actions, words, and use of materials. Playing with different materials supports creativity, problem solving, and basic math concepts. Language-rich environments help kids learn to communicate better, which is important for literacy.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.”

Albert Einstein

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Land Acknowledgement

The City of Hamilton is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas.  This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which was an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

 

We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Purchase, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Today, the City of Hamilton is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island (North America) and we recognize that we must do more to learn about the rich history of this land so that we can better understand our roles as residents, neighbours, partners and caretakers.

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