"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn."

Maria Montessori

About Us

At Niagara Nursery School we strive to always offer the children and families in our care the highest quality of programming.  We provide a safe, inclusive and enriched atmosphere and recognize that all children are competent, capable, curious and rich in potential.

We provide opportunities for children to learn and practice physical, social, verbal and intellectual skills through our child led emergent play-based curriculum.

We provide routine and play in our programs where the children learn to accept and carry out certain routine tasks such as dressing and undressing unaided, putting toys and materials away, washing, etc.  Since the routines are within the child`s capabilities, he/she comes to enjoy the responsibility of carrying out these tasks.

Each activity is designed to stimulate creativity and imagination, develop language and physical skills, increase general knowledge of self and community, and promote co-operation with children and adults beyond the family.

Under the guidance of our trained Registered Early Childhood Educators (R.E.C.E), physical and perceptual problems as well as learning disabilities are likely to be detected. This allows for corrective intervention to take place when it would have most likelihood of succeeding.

The first five years of a child`s life are extremely important. Experiences in these formative years dramatically affect the kind of person a child will become. 

Our Teachers believe in the importance of self-reflective practice and on-going professional learning opportunities.  The nurturing, responsive learning environment gives consideration to the individual needs of the children in our care. β€‹To help ensure quality of care, all of our Teachers are required to go through the Quality Child Care Niagara Reflective Practice Institute training through Quality Child Care Niagara (QCCN).

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Niagara Nursery School & Child Care Centre

Niagara Nursery School has been proudly serving the children and families of Niagara on the Lake for over 45 years.  We are a not-for-profit child care centre that provides a child-centered environment designed specifically for children ages 27 months to 12 years old.  

We originally began as a co-operative half day nursery school program until 2010 when we moved to the Niagara on the Lake Community Centre and expanded our program to include full day child care and before and after school care.

We are licensed through the Ministry of Education, CCEYA and adhere to the Ministry's "How Does Learning Happen?" document as our guiding principles with our curriculum.​

For more information please click on link below for our Policy & Procedure Manual.