We would like to share with you what sets New Maryland Children's Centre Ltd. apart. At our centre in New Maryland, we believe in making it every child’s favourite place to be.
Upstairs are the 2- and 3-year olds. We work with parents to start potty training as soon as the child indicates he/she is ready. Parents provide morning and afternoon snacks while we currently offer lunch daily at 11:30 and, after that, is quiet time. Those children who nap, lie down on mats in flannel “pillowcases”. Every child gets his/her own sleep-in set. After naptime, at about 2:00, the covers are put in a bag with the child’s name on it. These go home to be washed every Friday and are to be returned every Monday for a new week. Those children who don’t nap are simply occupied with “quiet play”.
Downstairs are our 4-year olds as well as a few kindergarten children. When school is cancelled, these after-schoolers attend our Kidz’ Klub one kilometer down the highway so that the preschool program is not interrupted. Every child who comes to us is automatically included in our preschool program.
The children stay outside as much as possible. Our backyard is spread over 19,000 square feet and is completely fenced in, allowing for gross motor skill development as well as fine motor skill development. We also encourage imagination, creative play and spending time in our quiet-play area. They use binoculars, cameras, art supplies, etc., to extend their learning outside. Our playground is wheelchair accessible as is the upper floor of the building itself.
We open at 7:00 in the morning and close at 6:00 at night. Understanding “real life”, we offer part-time and full-time spaces where our hours accommodate working parents who can drop off their children after parking in our large, safe parking lot. Our programs are based on kindergarten readiness. We offer morning care for our after-school children needing to catch the bus after mom and dad go to work.
In April 2019, we became a Designated Early Learning Centre under New Brunswick’s new childcare program. With this designation, comes the ability for a wider range of parents to qualify for subsidy.
All of our staff members go through current first aid training, a criminal record check, a social development security check, and training in the New Brunswick Curriculum Framework where applicable, and they have a sincere passion for the Early Years. At least 50% of us have our Early Childhood Education (ECE) certificates.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.