Contact Us: (905) 508-1000   /   info@oans.ca   /  31 Marshall Street, Richmond Hill, ON  L4C 0A4

ABOUT US

Storytime is now owned by Open Arms Preschool (www.OpenArmsPreschool.ca) one of the best-rated preschools in the Richmond Hill Area. We are operating as "Open Arms Nursery"

Our mission is to provide quality care to all children under our supervision and to allow them to grow and flourish in a safe and secure environment. The program we offer incorporates all four foundations of learning - Belonging, Wellbeing, Engagement and Expression based on the Ministry of Education's  pedagogy "How Does Learning Happen."

 

Belonging

Where every child has a sense of belonging, feels connected to others, and contributes to the world around them. Our program is designed to be inclusive and allow children to cultivate authentic, caring relationships with other children, adults and the world around them.

 

Well-Being

Where every child develops a sense of self, health, and well-being. Our program nurtures children’s healthy development by providing nutritious meals, meeting their individual needs, providing opportunities for play and growth and encouraging them to be the best that they can be. 

 

Engagement

Where every child is perceived as an active learner who is able to explore the world with body, mind, and senses. Our programs provide learning environments and hand-on experiences to engage children in creative, and meaningful play. Opportunities for exploration and discussion and for pursuing curiosity are encouraged.   

 

Expression

Where every child is perceived as a capable communicator who is able to express himself or herself in a variety of ways. Our program fosters strong communication through language and gestures and expression in all forms through different art mediums, drama and song.

"You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose."

 

~ Dr. Seuss

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