“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."- Elizabeth Stone, teacher and author
Colwell Nursery School and Kindergarten understands how important your children are to you. Our full-time and part-time childcare in Pickering takes your trust to heart. Before you select us as your childcare provider, we want you to feel comfortable and get to know us a bit. Colwell Nursery School and Kindergarten opened its doors to the Durham Region in 1988. The past three decades have brought us children from various backgrounds, ages, cultures, and learning styles. We know firsthand that no two children are the same, and we strive to treat your children as the individuals they are. Our full-day and half-day programs evolve and adapt to our students’ needs, as we want to ensure they receive the most enriching experience possible. For your peace of mind, our facility is licensed and in good standing with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in Ontario.
A Well-Trained, Caring Staff
Here at Colwell, we make sure that your child receives the care that he or she needs. To do that, we maintain a trained, caring staff. Our childcare professionals have long-term relationships with our school and the curriculum we offer. Our variety in programming keeps children’s interest levels high, and we offer a low teacher-student ratio to allow for more personalized attention. Due to our quality staff, our school can serve children with special or high needs. We teach children with speech and language delays and many other difficulties, including:
We Offer a Well-Rounded Curriculum
Providing the right opportunities for your children to grow and develop during their formative years is extremely important. To that end, Colwell aims to provide a well-rounded curriculum for your child’s development. Monitoring their development through formal progress reporting, we place special emphasis on language, mathematics, science and social studies, physical education, and even the arts. Emphasizing the development of positive self-esteem and decision-making, your child will have fun and enjoy learning while here.
Caring for Our Students and Community
At Colwell, we believe that each child is a capable and competent learner with an abundance of gifts to share and build upon in the classroom environment. We see each question, each moment, each challenge, and each idea as an opportunity for growth and development for both the children and our teachers. While we use teaching materials and books recommended by the Ministry of Education, we adapt our teaching style to accommodate each child’s specific needs. You can rest assured your child will be off to an excellent start with our full-time and part-time childcare in Pickering and Ajax. And we know that our job isn't done once you pick up your child. Colwell also prioritizes giving back to our community. For example, we regularly contribute to charity with our “Dress Down Fridays” and our annual “Operation Christmas” toy drive.
Colwell Nursery School and Kindergarten operates in parallel to the public school system, from September to June. Student registration is typically handled in January/February for the upcoming school year in September, and spots are given to families on a first-come, first-served basis. With our trained, caring staff and years of experience, you can rest assured knowing that your child is receiving great care, whether for a full-day or half-day with us. To learn more about our full-time and part-time childcare in Pickering or Ajax, feel free to contact us at 905-839-0074 to speak with our staff or to schedule a tour. We look forward to meeting you and your little ones!