Childcare Blog from Pickering’s Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten

At Colwell Nursery School and Kindergarten, we have been providing childcare since 1988. Now, we offer an educational childcare blog for Pickering and Ajax parents and guardians! With years in the childcare industry, we have knowledge and experience to help you learn more about childcare. Check back often for new posts!

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    15/05/2018
    5 Ways to Encourage Your Child’s Creativity

    Having a creative outlook is great for our intellectual, emotional and physical health. Creativity can expand our minds, relieve stress and help us to know ourselves better. That’s why finding a nursery school or childcare centre in Pickering that encourages creativity is so important for your child’s early development. Keep reading to learn five ways you can encourage your child to think outside the box and get creative at home.


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  • strong and confident boy posing
    14/05/2018
    5 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Confidence

    Confident people tend to do better in school, enjoy better relationships and get more frequent promotions. But contrary to how it appears, no one is born with high self-esteem. Confidence develops over time and springs from a sense of independence, self-worth and competency. Keep reading to learn five ways you can boost your child’s confidence, whether they spend their days at home, or they’re attending part time childcare in Pickering.


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  • girl reading story book
    14/05/2018
    The Benefits of Storytelling for Your Child

    Remember when you were a child? Remember how much you used to love story time? Whether it was before bed or at school or even when your parents took you down to the local bookstore, stories transported you to magical worlds and amazing adventures. What you might not realize is that storytelling actually has a hugely positive effect on a child’s development. At Colwell Nursery School and Kindergarten, we believe that the developing mind of your child is a top priority and should be treated as such. Keep reading and find out more about the many benefits story time can have for your child.


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  • childcare centre with toys for kids
    11/05/2018
    Different Types of Childcare Available in Ontario

    Being a working parent is difficult. One of the hardest problems you’ll inevitably have to face is what to do with your child during the day. At Colwell Nursery School and Kindergarten, we do everything we can to cater to your children’s needs. These are some of the childcare options available to you in Pickering, Ajax and surrounding areas in Ontario.

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  • 29/03/2018
    5 Tips to Help You Prepare Your Child for Summer Daycare in Pickering & Ajax

    People all over Pickering and Ajax are gearing up for another great summer. But life doesn’t slow down for the warmer weather. And for many families, it can be difficult to balance work and life and keep your little ones entertained at the same time. Summer day camp is a great way to keep your child engaged while you get things done. Here are five tips you can use to get your child ready for daycare this summer.


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  • 27/04/2017
    Benefits of a Low Student to Teacher Ratio

    As a parent, you have probably heard the uproar that occurs when school boards announce the words “budget cuts.” Teachers feel that uproar too because what “budget cuts” often translates to is increased class sizes and cuts to important social subjects like gym, music and drama.


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  • 08/03/2017
    5 Reasons Your Child Should Attend Nursery School

    All children go through critical learning phases as their brains develop and begin processing information and applying it to real-life scenarios.


    Attending an educational nursery school in Pickering can help your child hone in on this critical phase. When enrolled in quality programs, such as the Montessori method, children learn to cultivate valuable skills that lay the groundwork for a successful future.


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