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About Us

The Carleton Place Daycare began operation in September of 1983. The program has grown and changed since that time, being operated as a department of the Town with the guidance and support of an Advisory Committee appointed by Council.

The Committee consists of parents and members of the community. Operations today include a nursery school program, infant, toddler, preschool and school-age care, as well as municipal summer camps and a youth program for children 9-14 years. The overall goal for our programs is to offer a secure, stimulating environment with services to suit as many needs as possible in our community.

Many people with young children today are faced with a very difficult decision at the time they go out the door and return to work. Where is the best place to leave my child for the day? Choices that are available could be a family member, friend, neighbourhood babysitter or a licensed child care centre. The Town of Carleton Place provides centre based programs to service our community.

Our childcare programs are non-profit daycares, school age programs, and summer camps that are operated as a department of the Town of Carleton Place. We are licensed through the Ministry of Education and are inspected by the Ministry of Health. Teachers in our program are qualified Early Childhood Educators which means that they are trained to work with children aged birth to twelve years.  All of our Early Childhood Educators are registered members of the College of Early Childcare Educators.

We offer an integrated program and have a wide and varied amount of experience and training to work with children with special needs as well.

Staff in our program strive to offer the best care for children providing a secure environment that is varied in nature (activities include: crafts, music, sensory, cooking, math, etc.). We offer the children a consistent routine that is a lot of fun and it is our belief that children learn best through play.  For parents looking for a good program where your child can socialize and learn while having fun we also offer part-time space to suit your needs.

Children receive three meals per day (a.m. and p.m. snacks and a full lunch) that are nutritionally balanced and prepared fresh each day. The program operates Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 6:00pm.  If you are a parent who is concerned about the quality of care your child is receiving or you are simply interested in providing a more stimulating environment for him or her, please give us a call or fill out our online waiting list form and we’ll be sure to respond as soon as possible.

As a municipal service, we also try to answer questions or concerns regarding child care in our community. We provide information services in the form of resource books, pamphlets, phone numbers and email links for specific child services in Carleton Place and the surrounding area, as well as information workshops. Any parent or community member is welcome to call, email or drop in for information regarding any of your child care concerns.