We are committed to the QUAD principals: Quality, Universal Inclusion, Accessibility and Development. We believe that each child is a unique individual with rights for love, respect and superior care in a safe, warm and nurturing environment. Each child is encouraged to develop self-confidence and a positive self-image through various activities.
We have a strong belief in promoting and instiling diversity amongst each child. We strive to provide individual attention wherever possible and offer stimulating programing based on emergent curriculum that responds to each child’s needs and interests. Our well trained, professional and caring Early Childhood Educators and Child Care Assistants at MELCD maintain a stable routine with consistent discipline.
We offer an assortment of programs suitable for infants to 12 year children as well as their families. We provide an inclusive, multicultural environment with services available to children of all abilities. Our staff are Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and Child Care Assistants (CCAs).
All sites are staffed with Early Childhood Educators with post-secondary education in Early Childhood Education, as well as Child Care Assistants and support staff in related fields of study.
Acceptance into a MELCD Centre does not guarantee space in the attended school unless the child resides in that catchment area. MELCD can only provide care for children who are enrolled in the schools where we are located.
Our Early Childhood Educators are genuine and sincere about their love and commitment to children and quality care.
A positive approach requires E.C.E.’s to use guidance techniques that considers the developmental needs and promotes the children’s interests and cooperation in the classroom through sound management of space, equipment and materials, as well as the children themselves.