Emergent Learning Program

Discovery Station Early Learning Program

We are currently accepting registrations for our September 2023-June 2024 half day program and four our transition to full day childcare programs. Enrolling in our transition program will guarantee your childs space in the Full Day Childcare program when it launches. 

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Where children come to learn through play

What is emergent learning? Emergent learning is a philosophy of educating and planning curriculum that focuses on being responsive to children's interests and creating meaningful learning experiences. Our approach is child-initiated, reflective and active to the children's needs.

Why does OPCC utilize this approach? Emergent Learning is a superior model of education. It supports the Ontario Ministry of Education's Provincial philosophy and aligns with Halton Public and Catholic School Board's curriculum.

How does Learning Happen? When children are engaged in learning based on their interests, they have a natural motivation to learn. In the early years, children are engaged predominately through play and so it is utilized as a means to develop the foundations they will need to prepare for kindergarten.

What will they learn? Through emergent learning, children will be involved in variety of learning opportunities to enhance their discovery and problem-solving abilities which builds a strong foundation in all areas; social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language

These programs include:

  • Activities that will enhance your child’s natural curiosity and love of knowledge
  • Concepts that include the environment, the earth, animals, community helpers and other interesting topics
  • Qualified staff that will stimulate the creative, intellectual, social and physical development of your child
  • Special needs/integrated resource consultation provided by the Region of Halton

Registration is currently underway!

For full program information please refer to the

General Infomation Booklet 

 
 

Half Day Preschool Programs: September 2024-June 2025

(2½ to 5 years)
2 Days: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm NSR- Main - Early Learning Room  $174.83/month
3 Days: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00am-12:00pm

NSR- Main - Early Learning Room

 $212.63/month
5 Days: Monday – Friday 9:00am-12:00pm NSR-Main - Early Learning Room  $387.46/month

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Completed online registration forms are currently being accepted as part of a random registration. All forms submitted by Friday March 15th, 2024 will have an equal opportunity for a space in the program. Once the random registration closes, you will receive confirmation of whether your child has a space in the program or not within 10 business days. Forms accepted after March 15th, 2024 will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

Half Day Preschool Programs: September 2023-June 2024

(2½ to 5 years)
2 Days: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm NSR- Main - Early Learning Room  $174.83/month
3 Days: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00am-12:00pm

NSR- Main - Early Learning Room

 $212.63/month
5 Days: Monday – Friday 9:00am-12:00pm NSR-Main - Early Learning Room  $387.46/month

 Click here to view the fee schedule

Completed online registration forms are currently being accepted on a first come, first served basis. You will receive confirmation of whether your child has a space in the program or not within 10 business days. 

Full Day Childcare

Toddler Full Day Childcare Program

(18 Months to 2½years)

2 Days: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm NSR- Main - Toddler Room  $266.01/month
3 Days: Mon/Wed/Fri 8:00am-4:00pm

NSR- Main - Toddler Room

 $399.02/month
5 Days: Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:00pm NSR- Main - Toddler Room  $665.03/month

 Click here to view the fee schedule

Completed online registration forms are currently being accepted on a first come, first served basis. You will receive confirmation of whether your child has a space in the program or not within 10 business days. 

Preschool Full Day Childcare Program

(2½ to 5 years)
2 Days: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm NSR- Main - Preschool Room  $251.68/month
3 Days: Mon/Wed/Fri 8:00am-4:00pm

NSR- Main - Preschool Room

 $377.52/month
5 Days: Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:00pm NSR- Main - Preschool Room  $629.20/month

 Click here to view the fee schedule

Completed online registration forms are currently being accepted on a first come, first served basis. You will receive confirmation of whether your child has a space in the program or not within 10 business days. 

Our Discovery Station program is licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. Each location is inspected annually by the Ministry of Education. The Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 contains requirements specific to staff qualifications and ratios, program content and equipment.

Click here to review Ministry of Education licensing inspection reports