2019/2020 Enrollment Discounts

Offer valid from Dec 1 - Deс 31, 2019

Enroll your cutie pie by December 31st, 2019 and activate the following discounts:

Full time (Mon-Fri) program discounts:

⭐ NO Registration fee ($100 discount)
⭐ 5 sick/vacation days credit (for every 12 months)
⭐ 10% tuition fee discount for the first 6 months of enrollment (over $800 in savings!)

Part time program (3 days) discounts:

⭐ NO Registration fee ($100 discount)
⭐ 2 sick/vacation days credit (for every 12 months)
⭐ 10% tuition fee discount for the first 2 months of enrollment (over $300 in savings!)

About Cutie Pie Daycare & Child Development Centre

Children are precious and so is your time.

We understand the difficulties of the modern parent trying to juggle work, family time and a child’s education. Instead of bending your schedule to accommodate the limited hours of a child care center, register with Cutie Pie Daycare and enjoy flexibility and peace of mind. Our goal is to accommodate working parents within Newmarket and York Region by providing an all-in one approach in a safe, homelike environment.

Unlike other daycares, our atmosphere is cozy, homely and welcoming. We aspire for children to feel comfortable and safe, while promoting cognitive, emotional and physical development with the help of various science-based programs.

Under the caring and trained eye of our experienced teachers, your cutie pie will bloom into a beautiful flower, achieving his/her fullest potential.

We accept children 18 months to 7 years of age, with a choice of full-time and part-time toddler, preschool, junior and senior kindergarten programs.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Extended Morning & Evening Hours

No need to rush, our schedule is flexible. Drop-off your child any time on Mon - Fri from 6:30 am - 6:30 pm & Sat from 8 am - 4 pm.

Individualized Tutoring Programs

Boost learning with programs dedicated to Mathematics, English, French, Mandarin, and Russian. Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday Drop-In Program

Need someone to watch your child on Saturday? We welcome drop-ins for kids aged 18 mo - 6.5 years old between 9 am - 4 pm.

PA Day and Snow Day Programs

Don’t let your kids stay home when school’s out. Your cutie pie will partake in fun & educational activities and will enjoy a hot home-cooked meal.

Before and After School Programs

Drop off your 5-12 year old early in the morning or straight after school. They will enjoy a hot meal and will receive help with homework from our teachers.

Summer/Winter Programs

Keep your kids active and engaged during winter, summer & March break. All programs include homestyle hot meals, academic enrichment and plenty of physical activity.

Date Night Drop-Ins

No babysitter? Leave your child with us on Fri & Sat nights from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Your child will be entertained with arts and crafts, fun activities, popcorn, and movies.

Host a Kid’s Party

Planning a birthday party or a special occasion for your little one? Our large outdoor playground with an inflatable jumping castle is perfect for any event.

Monitor Your Child’s Developmental Progress

Stay updated on your child’s performance and growth with our developmental assessments, progress reports and intervention services.

* All 4 hour + programs include outdoor activity time, hot home-style meals and nutritional snacks.

Why Choose Us

  • Committed to your child’s health and well-being
  • Qualified & nurturing teachers
  • Enriched learning programs
  • Hot home-style meals & snacks
  • Engaging and inclusive classroom dynamic
  • Pedagogical professionalism
  • Creative learning environment
  • Safe and secure upgraded facility with water and air filtration system

We Foster

  • Respect and kindness
  • Confidence and leadership skills
  • Social skill development
  • Creativity and exploration
  • Cognitive development
  • Successful problem-solving
  • Life-long learning
Our Mission

The first six years of your child’s life are crucial in shaping and influencing their physical and cognitive well-being. At Cutie Pie Daycare, our mission is to provide each child with the opportunity to develop their uniqueness in a safe and homelike environment.

We strive to nurture healthy relationships, cherish curiosity and provide your children with the social and learning skills necessary to reach their full potential in life.

Our Philosophy

With an emphasis on artistic expression, exploration, and language, we’ve merged many educational philosophies and pedagogical systems to create a one-of-a-kind academic approach.

Our approach centers around the most effective learning techniques of the Montessori Method, Reggio Emilia, PBL, Waldorf, as well as our own project-based program. We focus on fostering an enthusiastic learning environment, physical and emotional development, and a sense of community.

Our Staff

We go through a meticulous selection process when choosing the best teachers to guide and support your children. Our teachers are qualified in early childhood education and continuously seek professional development opportunities.

You can be rest-assured that each staff member is reference checked, has received police clearance, passed a recent TB test, and holds a First Aid & CPR certificate.

OUR PROGRAMS

TODDLER

Our well-balanced toddler program centers around plenty of outdoor and indoor activities to ensure wholesome cognitive and physical stimulation and development. We focus on active learning through play, exploration and inquiry.

  • Ages: 18 – 30 months
  • Group Size: 8 -12 children
  • Teacher to Student Ratio: 1 to 5
  • Outdoor Time: 2 hours/day
  • Rest/Sleep Time: 2 hours/day
  • Meals: 1 hot home style meal and nutritional snacks
  • Teaching Styles: Montessori, Reggio, Play-based

Program Highlights:

  • Cognitive literacy activities
  • Sensory refinement activities
  • Project-based learning activities

Enhanced Learning: music, visual arts, dramatic play & gym.

PRESCHOOL

This program involves a more structured approach and includes one-on-one tutoring to cultivate inquisitiveness and learning.

  • Ages: 2.5 – 4 years
  • Group Size:  24 children
  • Teacher to Student Ratio: 1 to 8
  • Outdoor Time: 2 hours/day
  • Rest/Sleep Time: 2 hours/day
  • Meals: 1 hot home style meal and nutritional snacks
  • Teaching Styles: Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf, Play-based

Program Highlights:

  • Advanced cognitive activities, including language and literacy
  • Formal academics, including numeral recognition, sciences, geography
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Complex learning and project-focused activities
  • Field trips, hands-on learning, nature walks

Enhanced Learning: language, music, visual arts, gym, dramatic play

JUNIOR/SENIOR KINDERGARTEN

This program involves a structured routine centered around project-based activities and advanced academic components. By participating in this program, your child will learn organizational skills and will be introduced to routine to facilitate easy transition to grade one.

  • Ages: 4 – 6 years
  • Group Size:  26 children
  • Teacher to Student Ratio: 1 to 8
  • Outdoor Time: 2 hours/day
  • Rest/Sleep Time: 2 hours/day
  • Meals: 1 hot home style meal and nutritional snacks
  • Teaching Styles: Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf, Play-based

Program Highlights:

  • An age-appropriate, advanced academic program that covers subjects offered in school: mathematics, language and literacy, history, geography, science, social studies and technology
  • Independent project-based learning activities
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Training on how to organize personal space
  • Field trips, hands-on learning, nature walks

Enhanced Learning: Language, math, science, visual arts and music, history, geography, drama.

BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL

In this program, the students are encouraged to engage in self-guided learning, complete their homework, seek help from staff and peers, develop social and knowledge-sharing skills with other students. One-on-one tutoring is available.

  • Ages: 5-10 years
  • Group Size:  12 children
  • Teacher to Student Ratio: 1 to 12
  • Outdoor Time: 30 min/day

Meals: 1 nutritional snack during the morning program, and 1 hot home style meal during the evening program

MARCH & SUMMER CAMP

Our camp program involves fun, hands-on activities that enhance artistic expression and academic development of the child.

  • Ages: 5-10 years
  • Group Size:  12 children
  • Teacher to Student Ratio: 1 to 12
  • Outdoor Time: 2 hrs/day
  • Meals: 1 hot home style meal and nutritional snacks
  • Teaching Styles: Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf, Play-based

Program Highlights:

  • Entertaining and educational activities to develop problem-solving skills and boost creativity
  • Group project-based learning activities to promote socialization
  • Hands-on projects, field trips, nature walks

PROGRAM DETAILS

MONTESSORI

Montessori is a method of education named after Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to obtain the degree of Doctor of Medicine. As a result of her degree and experience, Dr. Maria Montessori looked at education from a scientific perspective.

  • The Montessori method is based on observing the true nature of the child. It administers suitable activities focused on the vital urges of the child at each stage of development. Each stage is successfully mastered before the next is attained.
  • Each child is valued as a unique individual. The Montessori method recognizes that children learn in different ways, and accommodates all learning styles. Students are also free to learn at their own pace, each advancing through the curriculum as they are ready, guided by the teacher and an individualized learning plan.
  • Beginning at an early age, Montessori students develop order, coordination, concentration, and independence. Classroom design, materials, and daily routines support the individual’s emerging “self-regulation”.
  • Montessori students enjoy freedom within limits. Working within parameters set by their teachers, students are active participants in deciding what their focus of learning will be. Each child works at his/her own pace. The quick are not held back, nor are the slowed pressured to keep up. There is much opportunity for group work and the child spontaneously offers help with work they have mastered to those children who have not.
  • Students are supported in becoming active seekers of knowledge. Teachers provide environments where students have the freedom and the tools to pursue answers to their own questions.
  • Self-correction and self-assessment are an integral part of the Montessori classroom approach. As they mature, students learn to look critically at their work, and become adept at recognizing, correcting, and learning from their errors.
  • The Montessori method develops the whole personality of the child, not merely his/her intellectual faculties, but also his/her power, deliberation, initiative and independent choice, with their emotional complements. By living as a member of a real social community, the child is trained in those fundamental social qualities that form the basis of good citizenship.
  • Areas of Study: Sensorial, Practical Life, Math, Language, Geography, Biology

Teachers work in small groups of 2-4 children at a time. The teacher’s main responsibility is to prepare and organize appropriate learning materials to meet the needs and interests of each child in the class.

REGGIO EMILIA

The Reggio Emilia educational method views young children as individuals who are curious about their world, “each child has 100 languages” and tries to develop them with innovation, art, music, dance, writing, talking, singing, and science. Children are considered to be “knowledge bearers”, so they are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas about everything they could meet or do during the day.

The child is viewed as being an active constructor of knowledge, rather than being seen as the target of instruction. Children are seen as having an active role of an apprentice. The teacher’s main role is to work alongside the children, to provoke ideas, problem solving, and resolve conflicts.

Four major principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach:

  • Emergent Curriculum. A classroom’s curriculum stems from the particular interests of children. Curriculum topics are derived from talking with children and their families, as well as from things that are known to be interesting to children.
  • In-Depth Projects. These projects are thorough studies of concepts and ideas based on the information gathered about a child’s interests. Projects are often introduced to children as adventures, and can last anywhere from a week or two to the entire school year.
  • Representational Development. This principal takes into account Howard Gardner’s concept of multiple intelligences. The Reggio Emilia approach calls for the presentation of new ideas and concepts in multiple forms, such as print, art, drama, music, puppetry, and so on.
  • Collaboration. The idea of collaboration is seen as necessary to further a child’s cognitive development. There is a close interaction between teachers, parents, and children. Children are viewed as collaborators and work best when included in a community as opposed to working independently. Therefore, emphasis is placed on working in small groups, which is based on the idea that we form ourselves through interaction with peers, adults, and the world around us.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL)

PBL is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which it is believed that students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Students work on a project over an extended period of time which engages them to solve a real-world problem or to answer complex questions. As a result, students develop deep content knowledge, as well as critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills in the context of doing a project of interest.

The PBL learning style leads to a greater depth of understanding of concepts, improved communication and interpersonal/social skills, enhanced leadership skills, increased creativity, and improved writing skills.

WALDORF

Rudolph Steiner, the founder of Waldorf education, proposes a philosophy of child development that suggests a human is a threefold being of spirit, soul, and body whose capacities unfold in three developmental stages on the path to adulthood: early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.

The Waldorf curriculum is broad and comprehensive and designed to bring age appropriate subjects that support each of these developmental phases. The early childhood curriculum, therefore, centers on experiential education, allowing children to learn by example and opportunities for imaginative play.

The overall goal of the Waldorf curriculum is to cultivate and support the child’s deep, inborn natural attitude, belief and trust in and basic reverence for the world as an interesting and good place to live in. The teacher recognizes the multi-faceted way that each child learns, and strives to meet the needs of all types of learners, kinesthetic, visual and auditory.

The curriculum is enlivened and strengthened by incorporating art, music, and movement into daily practice. Waldorf education is richly steeped in the humanities, foreign languages, sciences, and the arts, and strives to create a genuine love for learning.

To see our program in action and for a tour of our facilities, please visit us.

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

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MUSIC, ARTS & CRAFTS

READING & LANGUAGES

DRAMATIC PLAY

GYM & YOGA

CUISINE & NUTRITION

What your child eats throughout the day has a serious impact on their ability to learn and play. We take nutrition very seriously and believe that healthy bodies equal healthy minds which is why our meals are made from fresh, natural and organic produce. All food is prepared in its purest state, free from artificial additives, sweeteners, coloring or preservatives.

We’ve partnered with Ontario organic farmers to get access to in-season fruits & vegetables, and hormone-free meat and poultry. Your cutie pie will enjoy hot and nutritious meals every time, just like at home!

Our daily menu includes one hot home-style meal and two delicious and nourishing snacks made from fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grain.

At Cutie Pie Daycare, our home-style menu is:

  • Nut and allergen free
  • Seasonally adjusted based on produce availability (we use locally grown fruits & vegetables)
  • Modified every 4 weeks for nutritional variety
  • Well-balanced as per Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) and Canada’s Food Guide
  • Customizable for children with food allergies, gluten and dairy sensitivities
  • Vegan, Halal, and Kosher upon request

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We’d love to show you how we can help your child reach their full potential!