Municipal Child Care Centres

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The City of Peterborough directly operates two full day child care centres and three before and after school programs. All programs are located in the City of Peterborough and are licensed by the Ministry of Education.

Apply to one of the City of Peterborough child care programs

Vision

Is for all families to have access to high quality child care and early learning that fosters success for every child.

Mission

The City of Peterborough Child Care Program is committed to providing high quality early learning environments for young children. We value all children and their families and will treat everyone with respect and equality. Our programs are responsive to each child as a unique individual.

Guiding Principles

Our educators act in ways that show we:

  • Are committed to providing high quality early learning
  • Value diversity and believe that our program must be offered in an inclusive and culturally-sensitive manner
  • Believe children have a right to a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment which meets their social, emotional and developmental needs
  • Encourage ongoing communication and participation between staff and parents in making informed decisions about their child's development and well-being
  • Believe that our experience and the competence of our educators are our most valuable resources
  • Support a work environment that promotes effective communication, team work and mutual respect and trust amongst all educators

Quality Child Care

We are an engaged partner in Investing in Quality. A quality assurance program that is designed to help families ensure their children receive high quality early learning and child care services.

Our play based learning environments are based on the How Does Learning Happen? Pedagogy. Each environment is carefully planned to meet the individual needs of the children and to support the child's progress in the social, emotional, physical and cognitive areas of development.

Our Educators

Our educators hold a College Diploma in Early Childhood Education and are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators.

Our teaching team creates environments that:

  • respect each child's culture
  • promotes a child's self-esteem and provides opportunities for individual play, small group activities and large group activities
  • enable children's access to toys, equipment and materials
  • provide areas of privacy for children

Parents

Our Educators work hard to establish and maintain warm, supportive, responsive, and respectful relationships with each child and their family. We encourage families to visit the program and participate in activities as your schedule allows. Families are also encouraged to share any concerns you have about our program or your child's progress.

We value parent ideas and suggestions for improvement. Each year, parents are asked to fill out our survey. This survey helps us understand what you like and what we could be doing better.

Locations and hours

Billing Inquires:

Contact the financial clerk at 705-748-8830 ext. 3494

Pearson Child Care Centre

(705) 745-8602 or email the Site Supervisor

201 McDonnel St. Peterborough

For children ages 18 Months to 6 Years

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This program offers full day care for 39 children.

Peterborough Day Care Centre

(705) 742-9520 or email the Site Supervisor

127 Aylmer St. S., Peterborough

For children ages 18 Months to 6 Years

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This program offers full day care for 49 children. 

Edminson Heights Public School – School Age Program

(705) 742-9520 or email the Site Supervisor

1111 Royal Dr., Peterborough

Hours: 7:30 to 9 a.m./3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Full day care includes a.m./p.m. snack

Westmount Public School – School Age Program

(705) 742-9520 or email the Site Supervisor

1520 Sherwood Cres., Peterborough

Hours: 7:30 to 9 a.m./3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Full day care includes a.m./p.m. snack

Handbooks and Newsletters

Handbooks:

Bi-Monthly Newsletters:

Fees

Child Care Fees
Child's ageCare availableCost

1 ½ -2 ½

Full Day

$45.60

1 ½ -2 ½

Part Day

$30.60

2 ½ - 3.8

Full Day

$43.15

2 ½ - 3.8

Part Day

$30.60

3.8 – 6

Before School Care

$11.50

3.8 - 6

After School Care

$14.55

6+

Before School Care

$10.50

6+

After School Care

$13.50