About Us

Early Childhood Education

Located in Markham, First Academy Child Care provides children with a caring environment, emphasizing early development and promoting physical health.
We offer you peace of mind, knowing that your child is in good hands:

  • All teachers are certified Early Childhood Educators
  • All staff members have up-to-date criminal background checks, First Aid and CPR certification
  • All staff who handle food have obtained the necessary food handling certificates

The majority of the children we care for are toddlers (16 months to 36 months), but we are well-equipped to care for children up to 12 years old. We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly environment, and invite parents to come in for our various holiday celebrations and get-togethers.

Our Mission

First Academy’s mission is to establish a nurturing, stimulating, and educational environment that will successfully develop social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive skills. We encourage and support children in developing self-confidence, respect, decision-making, and problem-solving abilities.

Our Facility

Our new child care facility is located near a public park and is part of a quiet neighbourhood. The facility offers a healthy, enjoyable, and educational atmosphere complete with spacious classrooms with large windows, an indoor gym, a fully equipped kitchen two playgrounds facing the park, and a large convenient parking lot. For your peace of mind, all classrooms, playgrounds and the parking lot are equipped with surveillance cameras.

Highlights of our facility include:

  • Capacity of up to 107 children from 16 months to 12 years of age
  • On-site chef preparing fresh and nutritious home-style meals daily
  • Bathrooms in each classroom that are height adjusted for children
  • Sandboxes and slides for your child’s enjoyment in our 2 playgrounds

Philosophy

At First Academy Child Care our primary goal is to provide high quality service to children and their parents. We believe that our warm, secure and joyful atmosphere promotes positive emotions, self-esteem, confidence and independence that children will need to continue on in school. Our competent staff offers a learning environment that supports children’s cognitive, social, emotional, language, and physical development. We believe that each child has his/her own unique talents and magnificent potentials. Our trained educators also offer opportunities to learn and play in child-directed activities by using materials and tasks that encourage exploring, curiosity, and problem-solving skills.

Health & Nutrition

All our staff that handles food within the centre has passed the Mandatory Food Handler Certification bylaw, which is required by The York Region Council. The certification allows individuals to become trained and certified in food handling, and teaches how to prevent food-borne illness.

View our breakfast, lunch and snack options (we change every 2 weeks).

Our Staff

Our mission is to provide children with the best possible teachers: teachers who respect each child and can support each child’s needs. Our Montessori teachers will explore the necessary tools to foster your child’s growth and development while providing “hands-on” experiences that will encourage your child to develop a lifelong love and enthusiasm for discovery and learning.

Our vision calls upon us to prepare leaders who affirm and promote the essential goodness, dignity and freedom of all human beings in our children.