About Us

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Teddy Bear Educare Advance (TBEA) has been providing quality care to children in the Etobicoke area since 2002 and we are more than thrilled to have your family register with our Daycare Centre. This facility is one of the best Child Care Centre’s in the city of Etobicoke and you can rest assured your child is in good hands.

Our staff at TBEA are carefully selected, screened and then properly trained so when it comes to their high-quality delivery of childcare services you can be confident your children are cared for by very trustworthy, knowledgeable, and nurturing individuals.

At our centre, we offer the following:

  • Child care programs for children 18 months to 6 years of age
  • Nutritious hot lunches and snacks approved by the Ministry of Education
  • Professional and qualified staff
  • Fun and educational outings
  • A safe, clean and loving environment in which your child can reach their full potential

At Teddy Bear Educare Advance, we cultivate a foundation for happy, healthy and well-balanced children.  Our Centre is a facility licensed by the Ministry of Education, and our curriculum incorporates their views on pedagogical documentation. Pedagogical documentation is a process for documenting children’s experience and studying what children reveal about their views of the world. With the influence of the Ministry’s policy statement and regulations, we can provide quality programming which leads to positive outcomes about children’s learning, development health and well-being.

The Early Childhood Educators plan the curriculum for the children to include the balance between group and individual, quiet and active activities which are both child and teacher-directed. Our program is based on supporting each child’s physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and creative growth. We focus on the overall well-being of children while encouraging their active learning through exploration, play, and inquiry.  As a means of making the program more attractive and engaging for children, the teachers use seasonal, holiday, and topical themes.

Our Pillars of Learning

Our belief is that young children are in a crucial period of development; physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.  As such, we have built our program on four pillars of learning which promote a shared understanding of children as competent, capable of complex thinking, curious and rich in potential.

The four pillars found essential for balanced development in early childhood.

Belonging – To give a child a sense of belonging by connecting him or her to a healthy community and instilling the feeling that he/she is contributing towards their direct world.

Well-Being – To develop a healthy sense of self and well-being. It incorporates capacities within self-care, sense of self and self-regulation skills.

Engagement – To draw the child into being active and engaged in all around him/ her and to be secure in exploring the world around them with all senses, body, and mind.

Expression – To develop a healthy communication area so that each child can express him/ herself on all levels of ability.

Our Staff & Volunteers

All employees, students and/or volunteers must provide a clear Police Reference Check and certificate of good health prior to commencing employment, placement or volunteer service. It is compulsory that all of our ECE teachers are registered members in good standing within the Ontario College of Early Childhood Education and complete annual continuing professional education requirements.  Furthermore, all employees, students and/or volunteers must possess valid Standard CPR and First Aid Training Certificates.

Our staff members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, thus offering a very diverse atmosphere in which your child can develop and learn about acceptance of others.  This diversity allows us to offer many different languages in which to communicate with both you and your child.  Such languages include:

  • Polish
  • Ukrainian
  • Macedonian
  • Croatian
  • Greek
  • Tamil
  • Hindu
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Philippine
  • Arabic