Welcome to GBC Childcare Centre!
Grace Baptist Childcare Centre is dedicated to nuture each child’s physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spritiual development. We strive to bring about collaboration between the home and our centre in ways that enhance each child’s individual development.
The staff is commited to developing relationships of mutual trust with the families it serves and to respect the dignity of each family, each family’s child rearing values, and their right to make decisions for their children. With only 8-10 children per classroom we can keep our children to teacher ratio low which enables us to provide more individualized attention to each child.
The philosophy of the GBC Childcare Centre is to faciliate the individual child’s natural development in the physical, emotional, intellectual, creative, and spiritual areas.
This development is made possible in an environment where trust, respect, security, caring, open communication and shared decision making are valued. Teachers, in co-operation with parents and children, will work to provide the most effective education possible.
We, at GBC Childcare Centre, believe that all children can learn and that they do so at different rates. We believe that children’s learning is enhanced when:
- They are actively engaged in their own learning
- Learning is application oriented and involved hands on experience
- Appropriate risk taking is encouraged
- They are involved in relevant and meaningful experiences
- They are engaged in a variety of teaching and learning processes
As our program is consistent with the principles of the Grace Baptist Church, we believe that children’s moral growth is enhanced when:
- They are taught that the Bible is God’s inspired word and love and respect for it is developed
- The desire to know and obey the will of God is encouraged
- The children are encouraged to treat everyone with love and respect since others are also made in God’s image
- Bible stories and songs are used in order to foster an awareness of God’s love for us