Who We Are
Children’s Castle Daycare Center is a nonprofit daycare located near the South Keys shopping center. Situated off Hunt Club near Bank Street, our center cares for children ranging in age from 10 months to 6 years. We have been in operation since 1983, and several of our staff have been with us for more than 10 years. Our staff members have successfully completed police record checks and you can read about our staff here. We have recently closed our school aged program to do major renovations and we are hoping we are able to re-open that program in the next year or so.
All of our teachers and supervisors are Registered Early Childhood Educators and our assistants have child-related diplomas and/or significant training and experience with children. CPR, First Aid, and Anaphylaxis training is done on a regular basis. Our dedicated, experienced teachers offer a balanced program that includes age-appropriate activities referring to the ELECT framework, How Does Learning Happen, and using an emergent curriculum. Read more about How Does Learning Happen and ELECT on the Ministry of Education Website. We are using the application HiMama to communicate with the parents and document how we are using How Does Learning Happen.
Our onsite cook is certified by the Ottawa Public Health Department in food handling and preparation. A nutritious lunch and two snacks are provided daily. See an example of our 6 week rotation, vegetarian menu.
If you or someone you know is looking for childcare, register now with the City of Ottawa.