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Mission Statement

Quality Child Care

From language and literacy development to social skills and creative expression, the children at Brant Street Daycare are constantly being exposed to new activities and environments in which to thrive.


We build on the strengths and interests of each child to help build a solid foundation where they can develop their futures. Get in touch to learn more about us.

 

Our Leadership

Who We Are

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Ayesha Bharmal

Director/Supervisor

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Emma Carvalho

Supervisor

 

Our Team

Caring and Dedicated

At Brant Street Daycare, we hire passionate, dedicated and caring teachers who are committed to making a difference in children’s lives.

We'll be introducing our team to you shortly!

LEGEND:

RECE: Registered Early Childhood Educator

ECEA: Early Childhood Educator Assistant

 

DAS Team

Supervisor/RECE - Ayesha Bharmal

RECE - Aysha Chowdhury

RECE - Shamin Samaroo

ECEA - Elly Masoumeh

ECEA - Nana Begyina

ECEA - Sarah Pinette

ECEA - Savi Samaroo

ECEA - Nathifa Roberts

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Our Story

Brant Street Daycare was formed in 1982 by the parents of Downtown Alternative School and Alpha Alternative School.


We are a non-profit school age daycare corporation serving two alternative schools during the school year. Alpha Alternative School - Alpha location and Downtown Alternative School – D.A.S. location.


Brant Street Daycare offers enriched, child-centered programs that are designed specifically to meet the needs of the DAS and Alpha communities. Each center is located within the school building and children who attend either Downtown Alternative School or Alpha Alternative School have priority enrolment.


We follow the Ministry of Education’s document "How Does Learning Happen?" which is a professional learning resource guide about learning through relationships for those working with young children and families. It helps to support pedagogy and curriculum/program development in the early years’ programs.

 

Philosophy

Our goal is to provide an environment that nurtures children socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually while encouraging the development of happy, self-motivated and independent children.

Each program is geared to meet the needs of that child's age group, peer group and school group. It should be noted that Brant Street Daycare is inclusive of Specialized Services regarding children with special needs. We also embrace parental provision of a Personal Support Worker (if required) who would be responsible for the child's specific needs throughout the day; also helping to integrate the child into the daycare program.


During daycare time, the children have opportunities to make choices, practice/learn skills and express themselves. Our programming covers a wide range of topics including, science, language, music, drama, arts, crafts, building, physical play, and excursions.


We believe children learn through play and that this learning does not stop once "school is out." At daycare, children have the chance to make choices about how they will spend their time, doing what and with whom, while the daycare teachers provide an exciting program with the structure and guidelines to support the children's choices. It is an opportunity for social contact, creative expression and exploration. We welcome parents to drop in, join us and engage.


The primary responsibility for the teaching staff is to provide nurturing, responsive care for children, while initiating/implementing a creative, comprehensive program that is flexible and adapts to the children's needs.


The daycare program should complement the curriculum of the alternative schools and be a seamless extension of the day. It is important that the transitions between the school and the daycares are as effortless as possible therefore, ongoing communication with the staff of both schools, and particularly the families, is of critical importance to providing consistent care.

 

Parent Hanbook

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