The daycare centre of CPE Jardin de Fruits has as a mandate to offer the population of Snowdon/Cote-des-Neiges daycare services for children from 0 to 5 years of age, from Monday to Friday inclusively, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. These services include the following components :

:: one (1) educator for 5 infants / one (1) educator for 8 children from 18 months to under 4 years of age / one (1) educator for 10 older children who are 4 years of age on September 30th
:: an educational program based on “Play is magic”, with posted monthly programming
:: educational activities supporting the global development of the child in each one of his dimensions: physical, motor , cognitive, linguistic, socio emotional and moral
:: special activities and multi-age themes
:: interior activities (centre) and external ones (yard and park)
:: interactive outings promoting awareness of nature (compost, vegetable garden, flowers, rocks, birds, insects, weather…)
:: educational outings (Biodome, Botanical Gardens, children’s theatre…)
:: an integration period for children new to the CPE (compulsory for infants, as needed for those 18 months and over)
:: an annual activity for parents and children in September
:: a daily communication journal
:: two (2) parent/educator meetings per year (information and evaluation)
:: one midday meal (respecting dietary and religious characteristics)
:: a mid-day supervised nap
:: resource literature, if needed (particularly for infants)
:: toy lending and book libraries on site
:: part time childcare service
:: french services for the children, bilingual services for parents
:: a specialized educational service for special needs children (CPE + protocol agreement with the CLSC)
:: support for parents in need (development of parental skills, support, referrals…)

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