Kinark ChildCare Centres

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Kinark believes that childcare services should be provided in a warm and nurturing atmosphere that develops children’s sense of belonging and well-being within the program, while recognizing the individual needs of each child.


Kinark supports How Does Learning Happen, Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.

How Does Learning Happen states: Grounded in a view of the child as competent and capable, and organized around the foundations of belonging, well-being, engagement and expression, the goals will help educators and administrators remain focused on the children first and foremost throughout all elements of the program.

Kinark educators facilitates a child-centered program within an environment that supports all aspects of the child’s development, which allows the child to engage, explore, inquire and interact with others in play.

Kinark’s Child Care Centres offer inclusive programming as required to support children, families and staff, however, we do not provide clinical treatment services at these locations. If you would like to speak with someone about our clinical programs and services in the areas of Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and/or Forensic Mental Health/ Youth Justice, please call Central Intake; 1-888-454-6275.

Program Goals

  • Ensuring a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment to support children to realize their potential by providing:
    • age appropriate equipment and activities;
    • qualified, professional Early Childhood Education staff, with a demonstrated understanding of the needs of all children and
    • ongoing staff training and development opportunities.
  • Offering each child an extensive variety of stimulating activities to fulfill his /her needs in every area of development: emotional, social, cognitive and physical.
  • Environments are created to encourage positive social interactions, thus encouraging feelings of caring, support, respect and sense of belonging amongst children.
  • Consistently offering a friendly atmosphere encouraging children’s free expression in both their verbal and physical activities expanding children’s sense of responsibility towards themselves and others.
  • Providing a program with an appropriate balance between structure and flexibility to meet the needs of the individual, as well as the group of children.
  • Ensuring maximum parental input into the program to achieve the best possible care for each child and his/her family.
  • Involving the community in the daily operation of the Child Care Centre to ensure strong support for each developing child.
  • Communicating a strong sense of “fun” in learning, which will enhance each and every child’s development.

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Locations and Available Spaces

Fairwood Public School (Ages 3.8-12)

201 Fairwood Drive
Keswick, Ontario
L4P 3Y5

Lakeside Public School (Ages 3.8-12)

213 Shorecrest Road.
Keswick, Ontario
L4P 1J1

Jersey Public School (Ages 3.8-12)

176 Glenwoods Avenue
Keswick, Ontario
L4P 3E9

R.L. Graham Public School (Ages 2-12)

70 Biscayne Boulevard
Keswick, Ontario
L4P 3M8

Call for more information; 905-476-5449.

All Our Kids (AOK)

AOK is a service in York Region that provides the opportunity for families to play and have fun with their children in an environment that supports early learning. Parents, grandparents and caregivers will have opportunities to meet other parents and caregivers as well as attend parenting workshops.

AOK is offered to families with children from birth to six years of age.

Locations and Time

Monday and Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

St. Bernadette’s Catholic School (Sutton multi-use facility)
5279 Black River Rd.,
Sutton West L0E 1R0

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic school
262 Old Homestead Rd.,
Keswick L4P 3C8

Call for more information; 905-476-5449.

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