Dartmouth Child Care, NS
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Willowbrae Childcare Academy offers programs to families
for infants to school age children.
Why Choose Willowbrae Academy Dartmouth?
Liveview HD Cameras
BodyBreak KID FIT
Willowbrae has partnered with Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod, of BodyBreak to develop BodyBreak KID FIT - a healthy-living initiative designed to educate children and parents about the importance of daily physical activity, rest & sleep, healthy food choices, and other positive lifestyle habits.
SEEDS represents everything we do to ensure delivery of high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.
Dietitian-designed snacks and lunches are prepared on site following Canada’s Food Guide and are prepared from scratch using only the freshest ingredients.
Braeview is our exclusive on-line communication tool for parents and staff with extensive features including daily email reports sent to parents, a secure access area, functionality on mobile device.
Parents can feel reassured that their children are safe, as only authorized personnel can enter the premises via our biometric access control with fingerprint scanning.
All classrooms and playgrounds are equipped with secure Liveview High Definition cameras which enables parents to view their child throughout the day in real time.
Academies designed by professionals with a focus on children's needs.
At Willowbrae Childcare Academy in Dartmouth we realize the importance of providing a safe, secure environment for children. Our Academies are committed to putting each child’s well-being foremost. We offer a safe-haven for children and the peace of mind for parents knowing their children are safe.
Meet Our Director Lee Anne Kramar
Lee Anne graduated from Ryerson University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE). She began her career as an ECE in a Toddler program and has since worked with all age groups. Shortly after, she obtained the position Supervisor and Program Manager of a licensed, multi-site child care organization.
She believes in the importance of continuing education and has taken a variety of training and workshops to maintain her skills and knowledge in the field. In addition, she also teaches online courses in Early Childhood Education at a community college.
Lee Anne enjoys working directly with children and their families, mentoring educators and ECE’s in the classroom, and believes children learn through play as well as warm and meaningful interactions with their caregivers.
In her free time Lee Anne enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and dogs, reading books, and being in the kitchen cooking and baking, Lee Anne is excited to be a part of the Willowbrae family.
Pre school Room
While the focus is still largely on their primary care, toddlers begin to take their first steps towards greater independence. We promote their development through play and natural exploration of their surroundings. We begin to lay the basis for positive social interaction and support their positive relationships with peers. We focus on using our words, being gentle with our friends, sharing, and turn taking.
Infancy is a wondrous period of growth and exploration. Our infant programs focus on building meaningful relationships with our families, built on trust, care and attention. By recognizing and acknowledging the needs of each individual child, infants feel secure and safe in their environment and thus creates a strong foundation to support the rapidly developing social, emotional and physical needs of infants while they explore the world around them.
Pre-school rooms are equipped with age and developmentally appropriate learning materials and activities reflect the interests of the group and are often child directed. We encourage and promote positive social interaction and develop the many tools necessary to ensure a positive transition to “big” school and a lifelong love of learning.
Before & After School Room
Our Before and After School Program is tailored to the interests and needs of school-age children with an emphasis on active play. Staff provide a relaxed and nurturing environment that assists children with individualized homework guidance, as well, they incorporate plenty of indoor and outdoor active play, including our BodyBreak KID FIT program.
Hours of Operation
Willowbrae Childcare Academy
Affordable and quality Dartmouth childcare. Our child care academy delivers superior educational programs and resources.
94 Garland Avenue, Burnside Business Park, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
For additional information visit: www.willowbraechildcare.com