A Day at Childventures for Toddlers

A Day at Childventures for Toddlers


  • Warm, leisurely greetings from educators help to assure children that they are in the hands of caregivers who respect them.
  • At this time, children are encouraged to make a choice of activities.


  • Seeing parents at departure time provides an opportunity for educators to exchange information about their child’s day.
  • Educators can fill parents in on their child’s actions and communications.


  • As toddlers eat, they usually enjoy interacting with others and being part of the mealtime conversation.
  • They continue to explore, try new foods and gain skill at feeding themselves.
  • Children are exposed to food from a variety of food groups.
  • Toddlers eat with their caregivers in small groups at low tables.

Sleep Time

  • A calm environment gives children the opportunity to listen to quiet music and have their backs rubbed.
  • Naps provide the sleep and rest that are necessary for children’s growth and development.
  • The “early risers” have opportunities to look at books or busy themselves quietly with some chosen play activities.

Outdoor Play

  • Toddlers find the environment rich in sensory-motor experiences for constructing new knowledge.
  • Outdoors, toddlers have the chance to explore and play on their own or with others at their own pace and level of development.
  • They use the outdoor play area for walking, carrying, pushing, climbing, throwing and exploring.

Toileting Routine

  • Children are introduced to the use of the toilet and self-help skills in this area are elevated.
  • An individualized approach to this routine will be part of a child’s experience within the toddler program.

Choice Time

  • The classroom environment offers the children discovery of self-development in a tender atmosphere of special understanding, respect and support.
  • We provide a structure which fulfils the social, physical, emotional and psychological needs of every child.
  • They are given opportunities to work in the development of language skill, art, music sensorial and practical life.
  • Children acquire knowledge by actively experiencing the world around them- choosing, exploring, manipulating, practicing, transforming and experimenting.

Small Group

  • Educators choose the focus and materials while children choose how they will use the materials; resulting in a completely process oriented experience which the educator facilitates.
  • A variety of art mediums are introduced to the children. Art materials are explored to encourage the children’s development of their five senses.
  • The educators create experiences that are specific to language and literacy. A variety of props are utilized to create interest and participation (books, puppets, flannel stories).

Large Group

  • Singing and movement provide opportunities for toddlers to select and play rhythm instruments to fast and slow recorded music.
  • Activities planned around children’s songs and nursery rhymes
  • Each child becomes grounded in reality, building the child’s self-esteem is our ultimate goal and is accomplished through repeated successes with a variety of activities.

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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...
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  • 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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