The heart of Arbour Glen is our exceptional team of educators and support staff. A fun environment rich in learning materials, an awesome playground and a home-like care setting are essential as well, but our Registered Early Childhood Educators are who bring those elements to life and make Arbour Glen the special place it is. We call it the Arbour Glen difference, and we look forward to you coming in to experience it for yourself!
Your child’s caregivers are knowledgeable, caring, reflective and resourceful professionals who create rich experiences and fun, exciting environments that foster your child’s learning and development. All are Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) who hold a current First Aid/CPR certificate, a Food Handlers certificate, and are life-long learners who maintain ongoing professional development. They understand the potential of children and how they learn effectively, including supporting language and thinking skills, health and well-being, self-regulation, identity, social inclusion and physical skills; all essential to set a solid foundation for early literacy, numeracy and overall development.
Hugs are always plentiful and your child will feel secure knowing that their caregivers are there to celebrate their accomplishments, help them through challenges and comfort them when needed.
To describe our team, let’s start at the top – of our building, that is! Our Leadership Team can be found in the administrative offices located on our third floor, however they also love to be in program, so you'll see them often in the classrooms as well. Key support staff also includes our Dietary Planner and our Custodian. Learn more about our Educators in each of our Infant, Toddler and Preschool age groups by visiting those pages.
At Arbour Glen, our Vision guides our centre, our Mission Statement directs what we do, and our Principles define our beliefs.
We are a not-for-profit, charitable organization, overseen by an Executive Director and governed by a Board of Directors. We are a licensed program and inspected annually by the Ministry of EDU. Our Board of Directors consists of parent members as well as community members, who are highly engaged and volunteer their time as a result of their passion for Arbour Glen, the high quality of care provided, and their belief that our success is based on mutual trust and respect for our families. Board members bring a variety of backgrounds, including education, finance, accounting, marketing, and more. A list of our current Board members is always posted in the Centre, and if ever there are any comments or concerns, parents are welcome to be in touch.