Jackman Community Daycare History
Jackman Community Daycare opened its doors in 1984. For over 30 years our non-profit childcare centre has been an integral part of the school community. Located in Jackman Public School, we are licensed to provide care for 226 children ages 3-12. During the school year a Nursery School program gives sixteen 3-year-olds a head start to their Jackman school experience.
Jackman Community Daycare Philosophy
Jackman Community Daycare provides a positive learning environment for children that enhances their personal level of development. Through play experiences and guidance by specially trained staff, the children are exposed to situations that will stimulate:
- communication and social skills through child-child and adult-child interactions
- fine motor development
- gross motor development through physical activity and outdoor play
- self esteem and decision-making capabilities
- social/emotional skills
- curiosity, initiative and independence
Children are guided by skilled Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) who establish a flexible program in an inclusive, supportive, and non-discriminatory environment. Children’s ideas are the crux of the emergent curriculum that is based on the interests and needs of the children. Open communication between and among staff, children, families and the school community is crucial to realizing a warm and safe environment in which the children at Jackman Community Daycare can play, learn and thrive.