EPUC Child Care Centre is a non-profit, non-denominational early learning environment. Our original school has been operating for over 45 years in the heart of Aldershot in Burlington, Ontario. We have a long history of qualified educators and the support of dedicated parents, all of whom offer a wealth of knowledge and diverse experiences.

The school was established in 1969 by local parents interested in developing an educational program that would help prepare their children for elementary school. At that time, Junior Kindergarten programs did not exist in the public and Catholic school boards. Thanks to the assistance of the East Plains United Church, the Preschool was able to operate in the kindergarten room, which was not being used during the week.

In 2019 the program expanded into a fully renovated, four classroom child care centre offering full day programs for parents at the West end of Halton Region.

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Our Goals

In keeping with Ontario’s Pedagogy: How Does Learning Happen, EPUC Child Care Centre promises to:

  • Guide children toward self-discipline and independence in a warm and caring environment
  • View children as competent, capable, curious and rich in potential
  • Offer a nurturing environment full of open-ended learning opportunities
  • Guide children toward building positive relations with others
  • Build feelings of confidence and self-esteem
  • Encourage learning through play

EPUC Child Care Centre Provides:

  • Low child to teacher ratios in accordance with the CCEYA
  • Caring, qualified teacher
  • Social and emotional development
  • An active learning environment to help prepare children for Kindergarten
  • A focus on developing fine and gross motor skills
  • Safe, spacious, bright and airy classroom and gym
  • Integrated to provide care for children with special needs
  • A convenient location – close to elementary schools, parks and shopping

 

Funding

We are a non-profit child care centre and are funded by:

  • Monthly tuition fees
  • Fundraising events
  • Government grants

 

License Requirements:

EPUC Child Care Centre is licensed by the Ontario Ministry of Education and adheres to the regulations set out by the CCEYA. Licensing addresses the issues of staff qualifications, programming, child/adult ratios, behaviour management, nutrition, sanitary practices, space requirements, and emergency procedures.