A Day at Childventures for Infants

A Day at Childventures for Infants


  • Warm, leisurely greeting from our educators assure children and their parents that the care setting is a safe and friendly home-away-from-home.
  • How and where the “goodbyes” occur depends on the needs and preferences of the child and parent.
  • The teachers acknowledge the child’s and the parent’s feelings about separation and reunion.
  • Parents can also let the educators know what the child did at home.


  • Seeing parents at this time provides an opportunity for educators to exchange information about their child’s day.
  • Educators inform parents about their child’s actions and communications of the day.


  • Our mealtimes go beyond fulfilling a basic need for nourishing food.
  • The younger infant is bottle fed in the comfort of the caregivers’ arms; older infants are encouraged to sit in the high chair or at the low table in a small group.
  • Infants are encouraged to eat as well as explore new tastes, smells and textures and encouraged to self-feed with fingers, spoon or a cup.
  • Often children sit unassisted allowing them to have greater control of their arms and hands to easily put food in their mouths.

Outdoor Play

  • This area includes equipment that encourages movement, objects that flutter in the wind, a variety of crawling surfaces, water play materials and items that are visually stimulating.
  • The educators provide loose materials for children’s comfort and play. They ensure a variety of experiences for non-mobile infants.
  • Nature is observed with the children.

Choice Time

  • The infants are given an opportunity to investigate and explore materials and actions and interact with their educators and peers.
  • Each child chooses what to engage in based on personal interests, inclinations and level of development.
  • This time provides children with a virtually uninterrupted period of exploration and play.

Small Group

  • The educators create experiences that are specific to beginning language and literacy. A variety of props are utilized to create interest and participation (books, puppets, flannel stories).
  • The classroom environments have designated areas where your child can participate in pretend play and interactions with peers and educators.
  • A variety of art mediums are introduced to the children in a small group setting. Specific art materials are explored to encourage the children’s development of their five senses.

Large Group

  • This time is a daily opportunity for children and educators to group together and introduce materials or activities.
  • The children are the doers and choice makers, actively shaping what happens as the group time unfolds.
  • Singing and moving with children at group time provides them opportunities to explore movement, to build a common repertoire of songs and rhymes and to experience a steady beat.

Sleep Time

  • This time occurs either on demand when the infants are tired or at a scheduled time in our day.
  • Each child has their own individual crib in a separate sleep room, which protects the sleeping child and consistently provides each child with a personal, familiar sleeping place.

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  • Our child was enrolled with Childventures for 5 Years. We chose the CV program as it offered seamless before and after school care, no down time over the holidays when we didn’t have the time off. The safety and security of the facility was a big deal and the core knowledge and Montessori base Read more...
    Brandon L
    January 15, 2018
  • My children were enrolled at Childventures for 4 years. We chose CV’s JK/SK program over the public or other private sector because the class sizes are smaller, the strong reading program and advanced curriculum content. After completing the JK/SK program their transitions to public school wer Read more...
    Simona N
    January 8, 2018
  • My two children were enrolled at CV for 3 and 4 years. We had such a Positive experience throughout our time at CV that we didn't want it to end! When they started public school we quickly found the transition to be lacking in many ways mostly because of what we had become used to at CV. We pul Read more...
    Roxanne T
    January 4, 2018
  • My children were enrolled with Childventures from infant to completion of SK. We chose CV over the public or other private sector because of the smaller classroom sizes and focused attention on Montessori skills, reading/writing, mathematic development and organization of learning for young children Read more...
    Alana Welby-Solomon
    December 18, 2017
  • Our LO is 16 months old and is enrolled at the Oakville location. It's clear to see that he enjoys being there everyday just as much as we enjoy dropping him off. Doesn't matter who's at the desk when we first enter in the mornings, whether it's Kathryn, Chris or Matthew we are always greeted with s Read more...
    Tricia F
    December 12, 2017
  • I just wanted to write and say, two weeks into our son attending child ventures my husband and I noticed a HUGE difference in his behaviour, manners and patience. Best of all he was potty trained in a couple short weeks! We noticed what he practised at school, he brought back to our home life. Manne Read more...
    Krysta M
    November 15, 2017
  • My daughter has been with CV since the age of 1. She started out in the infant program and is now currently thriving in the JK program. At 3 1/2 years of age she is far more advanced than I could have imagined. Keep up the great work CV!! Read more...
    Audrea M
    October 24, 2017
  • I would recommend CV to all my friends because it's so great. My son started at CV When he's 11 months old. All the teachers are very caring, nice and knowledgeable. Currently my son is in the JK/SK, he's very happy to study there. Read more...
    Maggie S
    October 24, 2017
  • We are very impressed with Child Ventures Oakville. I was nervous to leave my son to go back to work but transitioning into daycare was made so much easier by the wonderful staff and teachers. We are confident we made the right choice and see so much growth already in our son the past month he has b Read more...
    October 16, 2017
  • The Chef provides delicious foods to eat and tries to provide something that Ashton will eat (he is very texture oriented and picky). They approach me to find out what his favourite foods are and try their best to ensure that he is getting what he needs throughout the day. Ella clearly loves her foo Read more...
    Chris A
    October 6, 2017
  • Our son is 22 months old and this is his second experience in a childcare setting. We call Ryan sunshine personified - he is a happy, smiley little guy. He is also a little guy who has had a pretty rough start to his little life. Much of his first year was spent at SickKids but he handled multiple s Read more...
    Sam G
    October 6, 2017
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