Welcome to The Scott Mission Childcare Centre!

Our centre focuses on a holistic, family-centred approach to childcare. Following the most current early education practices, our teaching team creates a warm, caring, interactive atmosphere in which your child can grow and learn.

The Scott Mission Childcare centre was established in 1963. The first location was located at 502 Spadina Avenue, serving the Annex community. In January 2013, the centre moved to its current location at the O’Connor Family Centre, 1550 O’Connor Drive. We are committed to serving the community in offering quality childcare services.

Our Philosophy

The Scott Mission Childcare centre seeks to provide, in a warm and caring atmosphere, a positive Christian Early Education experience. We value an inclusive approach to care that embraces the entire family and promotes your child's physical, social, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual growth. Quality care is a top priority and we strive to stay up-to-date with the most recent early education methods. Our childcare centre is licensed and adheres to the requirements of Ontario’s Day Nurseries Act.

Our Team

Our vibrant and engaging teaching team, with over 150 years of combined experience and Early Childhood Education training, is committed to creating a welcoming and encouraging space in which your child can play, grow, and learn. We currently have 11 teachers – 9 trained as Early Childhood Educators and 2 trained as Early Childhood Assistants.

Our teaching team is committed to ongoing professional development in order to stay current in early education practices. We also have instructors who speak Tagalog, Spanish, and Mandarin.

Our Programs

Infant

In a bright and inviting Childcare centre, we welcome infants 0-18 months to our nurturing and stimulating environment. You can have every confidence that your child will be given individualized and focused care.

Toddler

Creativity is central to our toddler program. Children from 18-30 months are invited to use their imaginations, develop fine motor skills and engage in sensory activities. Art materials are always within the grasp of our tots and circle time is a valued part of the day where singing and sharing are encouraged.

Preschool

Our preschool program engages children from 30 months-4 years of age. We give them a jump start on their education with pre-kindergarten learning opportunities in numeracy and literacy. Foundational social skills are built through positive interactions with the teaching team and other children. We believe that effective conflict resolution skills begin at a young age, and take every opportunity to encourage children to use positive communication tools.

Parent Education and Resources

It is our desire at The Scott Mission to provide an inclusive approach to childcare by involving the whole family in the process of a child’s growth and development. Our location at the O’Connor Family Centre allows us the space to host workshops and training for parents. In addition, the centre features a Family Resource Room with a mini library, computers and sitting area that will be accessible to parents.

Our Menu

All snacks and meals in our childcare centre are catered by Wholesome Kids Catering.

Healthy and delicious food geared specifically towards young children is their main priority. Any dietary restrictions are accommodated without difficulty.

Download a Sample Menu.

Virtual Tour

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we are not able to offer in-person tours of our child care centre. To help you to see what our facility looks like and the services it offers, we have created a virtual tour, which you can access here

Enrolment

If you would like to apply for a space in our Childcare Centre at the O’Connor Family Centre, please email us the following information and we will get back to you within 2 business days.

Information to include in your inquiry email: Your name, your child’s name and age, and your contact information.

You can also call us with any questions or to register your child. You can reach our enrolment administrator, Ruth, at 416-923-8872, ext. 511.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my family have to be Christian for my child to attend this Childcare centre?

No. We welcome families of all backgrounds, belief systems and walks of life to our Childcare centre.

What are the age restrictions for the childcare centre?

We have spaces for infants (0-18 months), toddlers (18-30 months) and preschoolers (30 months-4 years).

What kind of outdoor activities will my child take part in?

We value outdoor play and look to embrace the community we’re in. Your child will participate in refreshing walks in the surrounding neighbourhood. He/she will have many opportunities to play in our lush, fenced-in green space consisting of safe, natural, environmentally friendly playground play structures.

Who will be teaching my child?

Our staff are dedicated to providing a comfortable, caring atmosphere for your child. We currently have 11 teachers at our Childcare centre. Nine teachers are trained as Early Childhood Educators, and two are trained as Early Childhood Assistants. We also have one housekeeping staff who keeps our kitchen and play area neat, clean and bright for everyone to enjoy!

Can I visit the day care before I enrol my child?

Absolutely. If you would like to set up a tour please visit our contact us page. We would be happy to show you around!

What are the hours of operation at Scott Mission Childcare Centre?

Our centre is open from 7:30am-6pm.

My child has special needs. Will you be able to accommodate them?

Yes. We welcome and embrace all children who come to our centre. Several of our staff have training in how to accommodate children with special needs, and we have access to City of Toronto Resource Educators as well as community resources.

Does my child need to be toilet trained?

No. We work with you to support your child as they transition from diapers to toilet training.

My child has medications that need to be administered. Will your staff be able to do this?

Yes. Our staff can administer prescription medications to your child. In accordance with The Day Nurseries Act, we are unable to administer non-prescription meds.