About Us

Mighty Kids offers a stimulating space for children to freely learn from and explore their environment while developing a sense of self and a feeling of belonging. Mighty Kids encourages children to be social, curious, expressive, and physically active.

Our Philosophy and Goals

  •   Children’s early learning experiences are the foundation for lifelong learning, behaviour, and health.
  •   We acknowledge and respond to the uniqueness of each child and his/her family.
  •   Partnerships with families and communities strengthen the ability of early childhood settings to meet the needs of young children.
  •   An atmosphere of adult harmony is essential, as are supportive adult-child relationship.
  •   Children are capable and enthusiastic learners who have an innate need to make sense of their world.
  •   We respect children’s own timing and rhythm and understand the need of adult support to reduce the pressures and haste to make them grow up.
  •   Play is an important avenue for early learning that capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity and exuberance.



Sally Hooper

  •   An educator with over 30 years’ experience teaching at all levels – from pre-school children to university students in Canada, Australia, and South Africa.
  •   PhD from Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto
  • An Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Educational Studies at Brock University teaches in undergraduate and graduate programs
  •   An active member of the community:
    •   Past Chair of a provincially funded organization, the single point of access for all adults and children with developmental disabilities and mental health issues in the Niagara Region
    •   Member of Developmental Services Ontario, Hamilton for four years
    •  Member of the Board of Trustees of the Textile Museum of Canada for six years

Our Staff

Mighty Kids’ classroom leads are professionally qualified early childhood educators:

  •   Two- and four-year early childhood education diploma
  •   Four-year degree in early childhood education
  •   Two have a master’s in education
  •   Two have early childhood education as well as primary-level (K to grade 3) qualifications - members of the Ontario College Teachers
  •   one staff member has a post-graduate diploma in mental health in the early years

Classroom assistants have an undergraduate degree, relevant college qualifications, or many years’ experience working with young children. Because we encourage staff to become better qualified, several are pursuing further education.

Programs

Our goal is to provide a high quality programs for young children in a safe and responsive environment where children are actively involved in a variety of experiences designed to promote their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.


Infant Program (12-18 months)

With a thorough understanding of the developmental stages of this age group, staff provide a quiet and nurturing environment that allows infants to thrive and grow in the way best suited to each individual. We strive to build strong positive relationships between staff and families in order to facilitate the sharing of information, important for all children, but particularly so for those under two years of age.

While offering experiences that appeal to infants and contribute to their overall growth and development, the program is flexible to respect each infant's abilities, needs, and interests (e.g., some need a morning nap).


Toddler Program (18-30 months)

This program has been designed to meet the specific needs, natural curiosity, and interests of children from one-and-a half to two-and-a-half years of age. A stimulating learning environment promotes holistic development – cognitive, social, emotional, and physical. Activities and resources, relevant to the lives of young children, provide opportunities for language development, gross and fine motor refinement, thinking, problem solving, and experimenting.


Pre-School Program (2.5 to 4 years)

The focus of this program is on learning activities in real-life contexts within the community (e.g., local parks and libraries, Riverdale Farm, Evergreen Brick Works, the Ontario Science Centre) that are designed to encourage the children to think creatively, to explore and investigate, to solve problems and engage in the inquiry process, and to share their learning with others. Language-rich activities and resources provide further opportunities for thinking, problem solving, and experimenting-- all essential for literacy development.

Managing COVID

Since re-opening on July 6, 2020 after the first lock-down, we have slowly increased classroom cohorts and as of January 2021 will be at 95% capacity. Our goal is to keep children’s daily routines and learning activities as normal as possible.

We diligently follow Toronto Pubic Health protocols – screening, deep cleaning, and bubbles – and monitor and attend to the health and wellbeing of our staff.

Families and staff have been respectful and responsible in keeping us all healthy; to date, we have had no cases of COVID in the Mighty Kids community.

Communicating with Families/Guardians

Reports documenting children’s activities and routines are sent to parents before the end of each day. Through the same app, parents and staff are able to communicate easily when needed. Management is always accessible to speak to and meet with parents.

Locations

Leslieville

14 Verral Ave.,
Toronto, ON, M4M 2R2   Canada

Riverdale

842 Gerrard St. East,
Toronto, ON, M4M 1Y7   Canada

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