TGC is committed in doing everything we can to keep our students and staff happy, healthy and safe.
Our smaller class sizes is hoped to help in physical distancing among children, while having additional staffing in each classroom to keep them engaged with excellent programming and even more outdoor play.
We are accepting visitors to our centre only after 5 pm Monday to Friday by appointment only. Any new families wishing to visit our centre, please contact our office and we will arrange your visit for after hours or fill out the Request a TGC tour on our Parents page.
Our registered Childcare Center is dedicated to make every child's experience a positive one. Our commitment is to make their base strong by providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment in which children can develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. We strive to build a foundation for lifelong learning. We believe in dignity and value of all children and that social and intellectual skills are best learned in an environment where self-esteem is nurtured and respect is absolute. We will strive to work with children individually to help them develop their strength at their own pace. We recognize that each child is unique having their own strengths and personalities and we feel that with love and guidance we can instill the values and morals to allow them to sow the seeds for their own Treasure Garden.
Fun with water play!
Treasure Garden Child Care Center programs are based on the “ Early Learning for Every Child Today” philosophy which involves principles that reflect values, belonging, independence, self-confidence and the opportunity to grow emotionally, socially, intellectually, creatively, and physically.
This approach to learning is detailed in the document provided by the Ministry of Education titled "How Does Learning Happen?" Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years (2014). This philosophy is used as a foundation within our program.
Treasure Garden Childcare Center uses a play-based learning approach to create the best environment for children to thrive and grow in.
Our environment consists of age appropriate materials, toys and equipment. At Treasure Garden we follow the lead of the child and provide activities that support their overall development and use observations to allow us to identify each child’s unique strengths and abilities and build our program around their needs and interests. Play-based learning allows children to learn in a way that is most appropriate for them.
Treasure Garden believes that children are competent, capable, curious and rich in possibility and that is why we strive to implement flexibility in our programs so that each child can realize their full potential, their capabilities and explore their curiosities.
We encourage learning materials that consist of objects that will allow children to gain awareness of the world around them.
EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS AT OUR CENTRE
Sadly, due to COVID-19 restrictions, most of our 3rd party and gathering events have had to be postponed until further notice. We look with anticipation to be able to participate in and provide these services and events again, soon.
Monthly - TGC has 3rd party visitors come and engage our children in fun and exciting activities like Barrie Monkeynastix and Library on the Move, to name a few!
Barrie Defeat Depression Walk/Run for Mental Health – 2020 is TGC’s first time participating in this worthy event. Help us raise funds to support mental health and de-stigmatize mental illness. Proceeds go to support RVH Health Foundation. "TGC Rocks" team will walk/run that day and get friends and family to sponsor them! We also encourage our TGC families to join our "TGC Rocks" team and walk/run with us.
TGC Staying Alive Mental Health Gala Fundraiser – When a child or youth is in need, parents can feel helpless to help. Our goal is to bring parents/caregivers and professional resources together to help our young people stay alive! A dynamic keynote speaker, delicious dinner, music, silent auction and resource organizations displaying their services are just some of what awaits you on this special evening. Date and venue to be announced.
Graduation and Family Summer BBQ – Annually in August we hold a family BBQ during the afternoon so parents can get to know each other, their children’s friends and educators. It is a great way to spend some time socially together and get to know each other a bit better. The teachers with students graduating into kindergarten prepare their students for their graduation ceremony that takes place after the food is served and eaten, picnic style.
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Farm Visit – We charter a school bus for a visit to the farm to see the animals, go for a wagon ride around the farm, select a pumpkin to take home and enjoy a picnic lunch. We offer this to all our families. Toddlers are welcome if a parent/guardian can supervise their child during the bus ride and event. Pre-k students can ride on the school bus between two adults for safety. A great time for parents to share in their children’s learning!
Halloween & P.J. Days – The daycare promotes these times as a way for us to participate with the children in the fun things they enjoy.
Annual TGC Coats for Kids – Treasure Garden Childcare is an Ambassador for One Warm Coat Drive from November 15 – December 21st. Each year we set a goal to collect a certain number of gently used or new coats for children and youth in our community. Last year, TGC was able to supply warm coats to area schools and the local high school for families in need.
Santa Claus Parade – We have a float in the Alcona Santa Claus Parade and have a lot of fun doing it. A couple of months before November, we put together a committee to assist and design the flatbed trailer for the float. It is then decided upon and prepared for and on the day of the parade the float is readied. You and your family are welcome to join us in the parade.
TGC Staff and Family Christmas Celebration – We go to town and prepare a feast for our wonderful TGC families and staff! This usually takes place the first Friday evening in December. The pre-k students entertain with a joyful concert and Santa Claus comes to town.
Treasure Garden Childcare is closed Dec 24 at 4 pm and re-opens January 2nd so families and our employees can enjoy the season with their loved ones.
Feb 09, 21 03:08 PM
If all goes well, TGC is planning to offer our popular Summer Kinder Camps this summer for 4 - 6 year olds! Registration opens February 15, 2021. Space is limited so don't delay....
Jan 18, 21 04:45 PM
The new year is upon us and we at TGC are excited to welcome new families to our excellent programs! Limited spaces available, so book your tour to see if our centre is right for your family!
Oct 05, 20 11:57 AM
Even though this year 2020 has been like no other in our memory, we all still have a lot to be thankful for. We are thankful for the health of all the children, families and staff at Treasure Garden C…