COVID-19: The safety of your child, your family, and the safety of our staff is our top priority.
University Settlement Day Care is a very special place!
Located in University Settlement’s unique setting on Grange Park, children participate in a wide range of activities, all of which have been adapted to meet strict government COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Our Early Childhood Educators are creative, caring professionals who ensure high quality programming under these restrictions that supports the social, cognitive, creative, emotional and physical needs of each of the infants, toddlers and preschoolers in our care.
Our exceptional licensed program offers a nurturing environment that encourages children’s creativity, self-expression, and respect, while fostering their imagination, curiosity, and intellect. Structured, challenging, and age-appropriate cognitive activities help children understand cause and effect, develop hand-eye coordination, improve literacy, and help develop conceptual thinking and problem solving.
Registration / Waiting List
If you are interested in adding your name to our waiting list, please fill out our Application Form and email it to our Director of Day Care (firstname.lastname@example.org). Remember to check in every 6 months to keep your application active.
What it means to be an ECE worker in the pandemic
A day in the life of Candace Whynot, an Early Childhood Educator at University Settlement Day Care…
Sometimes all it takes is one incident to bring things into focus.
I’m responsible for screening every child and staff member before they enter the Day Care (a high-risk job that demands wearing full PPE). One winter morning a child, let’s call him Sam, was being dropped off to the preschool room. After taking off his boots, Sam stepped on the wet floor with his socks. Sam is on the Autism Spectrum and sensory stimulation can trigger an emotional reaction. He became overwhelmed by the sensation of his wet socks. I tried to calm him but I was wearing full PPE, which is already a problem for Sam because he relies mostly on non-verbal communication; a mask and face shield creates a barrier… Read the full story
Help make national child care a reality!
The federal government’s support of a National Child Care strategy set out in the 2021 Budget is a big step forward but there’s lots of work still to be done. Since child care is principally a provincial responsibility, the new program will need to be negotiated with the Ontario government.
Stay up-to-date on how you can help by visiting the Toronto Community for Better Child Care website at www.childcaretoronto.org and the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care website at www.childcareontario.org.