Family and Childcare Centre
Re-Opening and Now Accepting Full-Time Children
Thursday June 18, 2020
Star Seedlings is intending to re-open in July, with a gradual start, beginning with one room at a time over the summer. We will meet the added requirements and protocols, of the ‘new normal’ of childcare, with the highest aim to receive and hold the children with the reverence and care they deserve, surrounded by warmth and protection.
Each group will form what is referred to as a cohort, a “bubble”, of eight children and two caregivers. They will be a single unit with their own toys, cleaner and cleaning schedule, moving as one, through the childcare, garden and their day. As we gradually form each group, we intend to create a transition opportunity for each child as they come into a grou. We will still maintain our focus of quality, relationship-based care.
Bringing your child to childcare is a momentous moment on the journey as a parent, at any time, and so now, within this ‘new normal’, your trust in giving us this honour, is even more so acknowledged and appreciated.
Director of Childcare
NOW OPEN, from 7 am until 6 pm. for children aged 18 months to 5 years.
Star Seedlings Family and Childcare Centre is a home-like oasis where early childhood is honoured as a phase of development. The beautiful environment, caring relationships and surrounding natural world will provide calm and consistency, supporting your young child to explore and discover their world, learning all the while.
Our Centre is free of technology teaching tools, such a recorded music, electronic toys and television. We provide organic foods and natural play materials, songs, stories and traditional finger games, as well as participation in the domestic activities of caring for the home and environment.
Families will be integrally included and nourished through seasonal festivals, parenting workshops and ongoing dialogue.
Karen Weyler RECE, who is guiding this initiative as Childcare Director, is a seasoned Waldorf Early Childhood teacher of over 20 years. She was a founder of the Trillium Waldorf School in Guelph. As a teacher educator, she teaches Waldorf teachers at the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto, as well as abroad in China, Nepal and Vietnam.
The Star Seedlings Family and Childcare Centre in Guelph, is now open and accepting children.
Address: 81 Speedvale Ave. East., Guelph, Ontario N1E 1M3
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