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Caring for children 0 to 12 years of age in a bilingual French/English environment.

Hours of operation are from 6:45 am – 5:45 pm, Monday through Friday except statutory holidays and winter break in December.

The goal of our Childcare service is to create a partnership with families in caring for their children. We provide a nurturing and safe environment to help development of the whole child with equal focus on the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional. Cultural and French language development are also vital to our approach throughout the preschool and school years and our qualified and experienced bilingual staff are inspired to launch the children on their journey of bilingualism. Our Centre welcomes French and English speaking families as well as those from other language backgrounds who value our developmental approach to early childhood education and the cognitive, social and cultural benefits of bilingualism.

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Bilingual Approach

Researchers say the best way to become proficient in a second language is to start young and practice often. Young children learn a second or third language by being surrounded with that language as they engage in their world. The benefits of being bilingual, such as greater cognitive flexibility, have been well documented. While these benefits are valuable, our personal excitement here at Children

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Curriculum

Children come to our centre as individuals with their unique blend of intelligences, personalities, temperaments, talents, interests, and learning styles. Our challenge is to create a learning environment that nurtures and supports all types of learners. We have designed and implemented a strong, rich, and creative emergent curriculum applied in a bilingual French/English environment. This curriculum centers around inspiring a child’s love of learning

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Our Center

Ideally situated on the Old Island Highway, Children of the Island is one of the most accessible childcare centres in the Westshore. With the Galloping Goose walking trail connected to one side of the property and the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre just across the road, our center is well positioned to meet your family’s needs. From the moment you step into the centre,

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