About Us

Open Arms is a licensed Childcare centre that adheres to the Ministry of Education guidelines to ensure that every child in our care is placed in a safe, secure and caring environment. We have two locations in the Richmond Hill area, each one offering a unique and distinct quality.

We believe that the goal of education is not only to increase the amount of knowledge but to create opportunities and possibilities for a child to invent, create and discover. Open Arms accomplishes this by providing a warm, safe, nurturing and stimulating environment that is a key to encouraging your child’s potential.

Our Pre-School. Our Family. Our Community

An emergent curriculum that follows the interest of the children is the most powerful curriculum we can provide. Our program accommodates all ethnic backgrounds and equips each child with a balance of experiences, challenges and opportunities to express themselves through play and interaction.

“Every child has a sense of belonging and well-being as they engage and express themselves in their daily lives…”

Our Programs

Infant

6-18 Months

Our Infant program consists of a small group size offering a more individualized  learning that help infants develop the necessary life skills at their own pace, while still gaining exposure to learning in a group setting. Such skills are vital to forming crucial communication and social skills.

Toddler

18-30 Months

 

Our toddler program meets the individual needs of each child through flexible scheduling and indoor/ outdoor activities. Children will learn to develop social skills, and enjoy a variety of learning experiences through our wide range of stimulating age appropriate opportunities.

Preschool

30-48 Months

 

Our preschool program encourages children to become independent thinkers and learners. They learn basic concepts in an exciting, fun, and educational way. We provide ample opportunities to explore their creativity and imagination through visual arts, science, music and dramatic play.

JK

44-60 Months

 

For the 2020/ 2021 school year, we will be offering a limited capacity Junior Kindergarten program to accommodate families who choose not to send their child into the public school program.

The new JK curriculum will be a medley of play based learning with an integration of academics. To keep everyone connected we will be combining with online tools that will allow parents to follow along with their child’s progress.

Our Curriculum

Reading/Writing

Literacy, language and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Math/Science

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning as well as problem solving and spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments.

Art

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, drama and dance, while encouraging individual talent and artistic expressions.

Critical Thinking

We believe every child is competent, capable, curious, and rich in potential and our programs are designed to encourage critical thinking.

Open Arms Preschool & Nursery follows Ontario’s Pedagogy for Early Years, a copy of this document can be downloaded using this link:

How Does Learning Happen – Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years

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