Why Choose Cutie Pie

😀 Fully licensed & supervised daycare
👩‍🎓 Experienced, CCEYA-certified teachers (RECE)
🧑‍🍳 All meals are cooked on-site by a professional Chef
🔒 Safe & secure facility, 24/7 video surveillance
🎭 Integrated Curriculum: Play-based/Montessori/STEM curriculum
⭐ Plenty of educational toys, books, and art materials
🗣 Languages: our teachers speak French, Russian, Urdu, Farsi
👩‍🔬 Enhanced daily health screening & enhanced cleaning protocols
🌳 The playground backs to a quiet residential area surrounded by trees

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 12 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. We provide professional childcare Mon - Fri from 7 am - 6 pm.

Individualized Tutoring Programs

Boost learning with programs dedicated to Mathematics, English, French, and Russian. Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(Not available due to COVID-19)

Monitor Your Child’s Developmental Progress

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

PA Day and Snow Day Programs

Don’t let your kids stay home when school’s out. Bring your child to us to make new friends, partake in fun activities, educational STEM projects, nature walks, active games, and much more.

Before and After School Programs

Drop off your 5-12 year old early in the morning or straight after school. They will enjoy a nutritious breakfast/snack, fun & educational games, and help with homework from our teachers.

Summer/Winter Programs

Keep your kids active and engaged during winter, summer & March break. All camp programs include nutritious meals, academic enrichment, arts/crafts, STEM, dramatic play, nature walks, and fun games.

Costumed Kid’s Parties

Planning a birthday party for your little one? Celebrate it among the daycare friends, enjoy delicious Chef-prepared birthday cupcakes, a surprise visit from a cartoon character (bunny, Olaf, Micky mouse, Teddy bear), and a gift.

* All 5 hour + programs include outdoor activity time, hot home-style lunch, and 2 nutritional snacks prepared by our in-house Chef.

Why Choose Us


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  • Committed to your child’s health and well-being
  • Nurturing, CCEYA certified & RECE experienced teachers
  • Enriched learning programs: STEM, art, music, drama
  • Nutritious home-style meals & snacks by our in-house Chef
  • Engaging and inclusive classroom dynamic
  • Pedagogical professionalism & ongoing learning
  • Safe and secure facility upgraded 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
  • Multiculturalism & acceptance
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 our children. Our teachers are qualified in early childhood education (ECE), complete a mandatory CCEYA test administered by the Ministry of Education, and continuously seek professional development with at least 28 hours of workshops/year.

You can be rest assured that each staff member is reference checked, have 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: 5 -10 children
  • Teacher to Student Ratio: 1 to 5
  • Outdoor Time: 2 hours/day
  • Rest/Sleep Time: 2 hours/day**
  • Meals: breakfast, hot home-style lunch, 2 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.

**Children that wake up earlier or do not wish to sleep, are directed to quiet activities such as books, puzzles, etc.

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:  8-24 children
  • Teacher to Student Ratio: 1 to 8
  • Outdoor Time: 2 hours/day
  • Rest/Sleep Time: 2 hours/day **
  • Meals: breakfast, hot home-style lunch,  2 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, STEM.

**Children that wake up earlier or do not wish to sleep, are directed to quiet activities such as books, puzzles, etc.

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:  8-26 children
  • Teacher to Student Ratio: 1 to 8
  • Outdoor Time: 2 hours/day
  • Rest/Sleep Time: 2 hours/day**
  • Meals: breakfast, hot home-style lunch, 2 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, STEM.

**Children that wake up earlier or do not wish to sleep, are directed to quiet activities such as books, puzzles, etc.

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:  2-14 children
  • Teacher to Student Ratio: 1 to 12
  • Outdoor Time: 30 min/day
  • Meals: 1 nutritional snack during the morning program, and 2  snacks during the evening program
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:  6-12 children
  • Teacher to Student Ratio: 1 to 12
  • Outdoor Time: 2 hrs/day
  • Meals: breakfast, 2 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
  • STEM projects

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 produce on-site by our in-house Chef.  All food is prepared in its purest state, free from artificial additives, sweeteners, coloring or preservatives. We’ve partnered with Ontario farmers to get access to in-season fruits, vegetables, meat, and poultry. Your cutie pie will enjoy fresh and nutritious meals every time, just like at home!

Our daily menu includes breakfast, one hot home-style lunch, 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 the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) and Canada’s Food Guide
  • Customizable for children with food allergies and dairy sensitivities
  • All meals are prepared on-site by a professional Chef

MY FIRST DAY

at Cutie Pie Daycare

WHAT TO BRING

  1. Water bottle (plastic bottle labeled with child’s name)
  2. Indoor shoes (closed-toe)
  3. Blanket
  4. Pillow with pillowcase
  5. Toy for sleep (plastic toy)
  6. Diapers and wet wipes (if needed)
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING CLOTHING:
WINTER
  1. Snow pants
  2. Mittens & gloves
  3. Warm hat
  4. Turtle neck scarf /neck warmer
  5. Warm winter jacket
  6. Waterproof boots
  7. Extra 2 pairs of underwear/pull up diapers
  8. Extra pair of pants, socks, long sleeve t-shirt
SUMMER
  1. Sun hat
  2. Sunscreen
  3. Swimsuit for water play + long-sleeved shirt
  4. Extra 2 pairs of underwear/pull up diapers
  5. Extra pair of shorts, socks, short sleeve t-shirt ·
SPRING/FALL
  1. Warm sweater/hoodie
  2. Closed-toe outside shoes
  3. Rain boots
  4. Splash pants
  5. Extra 2 sets of long pants
  6. Extra 2 sets of long-sleeve shirts
  7. Raincoat or waterproof jacket
  8. Extra 4 pairs of socks
  9. Light hat

Please label ALL items with Child’s name

My first day at Cutie Pie

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


E-mail our Supervisor for a current Menu and Enrollment form

E-mail: supervisor.cutiepie@gmail.com