Here We Grow Early Learning & Youth Center

Come Grow With Us

Here We Grow Early Learning

Here We Grow has been providing high quality childcare since opening in 2010.  We are a fully licensed daycare center through the department of Early Childhood. Our early learning center specializes in caring for and teaching children preschool aged children from 2 to 5 years old. Our 1500 sq. ft center has large, beautiful spaces designed to support children in learning and playing.  Our large fenced in outdoor play area provides space for children to run, dig, and explore.   

We are a "child lead" learning center meaning we teach what the children show us or tell us they are interesting in learning.  We develop monthly themes based on this and explore the themes until the children have learned what they wanted to know.  Regular document is done and displayed in the center, as well as, we have a closed family member Facebook group which is regularly updated with pictures and information. Families also receive a monthly daycare newsletter.  

Literacy skills are taught using the Jolly Phonics system of sounds and letter recognition.  We do daily arts & crafts, story time, songs, weather, small and large motor skill activities, group and individual activities.  We believe it is important to foster a strong sense of community so we take the children on regular outings within our village to the post office, library, fire hall and local parks.  We spend an average of two hours/day outside as recommended by the Department of Early Childhood.  We have a weekly music class for young children taught by a registered Kindermusik teacher and have regular sign language for young children classes taught by a licensed Smart Hands instructor.  Our days are filled with fun and learning.

Here We Grow Youth Centre

In July 2013, Here We Grow opened a second location for school aged children in SMS / JMA Armstrong High School.  This allowed us to separate our age groups by making  Here We Grow Early Learning Center into a preschool aged center and the Here We Grow Youth Center for children aged 5-13 years old, therefore meeting the needs of our community by creating more daycare spaces.

We are located in the library with our own classroom within that space.  We have our own access door directly into the daycare making pick up and drop off easy.  We have full access to the school gym and equipment, theater for special events and activities, school computer lab, library, cafeteria, school playgrounds and we are centrally located within the village close to basketball courts, football field, community pool, parks and more.  Our program includes monthly themes, arts & crafts, group activities, homework support, summer swimming lessons and field trips within the community to foster a strong community connection.