JACOB HESPELER CHILD CARE CENTRE
- Established in 1986.
- Non-Profit charitable organization able to issue tax receipts for donations.
- Operates fifteen high quality innovative child care programs in Waterloo Region serving children and their families.
- Provides services for children from Toddler to 12 years of age on a full time and/or part time basis.
- New Location in South West Kitchener coming this Fall of 2018!
- Jacob Hespeler Child Care Centre - Cambridge (located in Centennial Public School)
- Woodland Park Child Care Centre - Cambridge (located in Woodland Park Public School)
- Westvale Child Care Centre - Waterloo (located in Westvale Public School)
- Saginaw Child Care Centre - Cambridge (located at Saginaw Public School)
- Lackner Woods Child Care Centre - Kitchener (located at Lackner Wood Public School)
- Breslau Child Care Centre – Breslau (located in Breslau Public School)
- Millen Woods Child Care Centre – Waterloo (located in Millen Woods Public School)
- Bridgeport PS Site ~ Youth Development Program – Kitchener (located in Bridgeport Public School)
- Hespeler PS Site ~ Youth Development Program – Cambridge (located in Hespeler Public School)
- Chalmers Street PS Site ~ Youth Development Program - Cambridge (located in Chalmers Public School)
- Lexington PS Site ~ Youth Development Program - Waterloo (located in Lexington Public School)
- Suddaby PS Site ~ Youth Development Program - Kitchener (located in Suddaby Public School)
- Hillcrest PS Site ~ Youth Development Program - Cambridge (located in Hillcrest Public School)
- Chicopee Hills PS Site ~ Youth Development Program - Kitchener (located in Chicopee Hills Public School)
- Janet Metcalfe Child Care Centre - Kitchener (Located in Janet Metcalfe Public School)
- Run by a voluntary Board of Directors made up of parent, community and school board representatives.
- Licensed by the Ministry of Education.
- Operates under the strict guidelines of the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Education
Current operating funding sources:
- 82.88% parent fees
- 17% Regional Grants
- .12% donations
- Provides child care space for all children including those from lower socioeconomic circumstances ~ fees are subsidized by the Region of Waterloo.
- Our philosophy is inspired by the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, which are considered by many experts as the best child care system in the world.
- Curriculum is child centered and inquiry based. Teachers ask questions; discover children's ideas, hypotheses and theories and provide enriching opportunities for discovery and learning.
- Professional staff are warm and nurturing Registered Early Childhood Educators who are committed to life long learning.
“All of the staff are fantastic and very responsive to questions and needs” --- Parent Survey 2013