MacFadyen Preschool Academy

665/683 Plains Road East units 1,2 & 3          905-635-7476

Burlington, Ontario       Accepting Children Infant to 5 years of age


Our Program

The MacFadyen Preschool Academy is a regulated child care centre licensed under the provincial Days Nurseries Act; which sets minimal ministry standard and government inspections. We offer child care for children infant to 5 years of age.

Our RECE employees have the qualifications to plan and deliver a high quality play based emergent program for children 0 to 5 years of age. This ensures that your children will be well prepared for their future education in the public sector. The curriculum is planned by our RECE’s through observation, experiences and knowledge of child development. Subsequently ensuring that the program is enjoyable, engaging and entices your children to explore. Supporting this – our environment is inviting, organized and filled with materials children will want to explore.

Our developmentally appropriate curriculum provides learning experiences which covers the entire spectrum of development necessary for substantial growth.

We consider ourselves an emergent curriculum – the children will be exploring through play at their own individual pace. Your children will become motivated to acquire strong developmental skills; while at the same time forming a solid foundation for learning and future academic success. 

We promote social inclusion in a proactive manner. All individuals will be treated with respect and dignity ensuring a discrimination, violent and harassment free environment. We will direct families to societal resources in the community if we cannot meet your family’s needs.

Our positive, stimulating and supportive environment leads a path to enrichment.

What is an emergent curriculum?

An emergent curriculum is a play based program where children learn from hands on exploration of their environment. The children are allowed to spontaneously follow their own path for development. Children are taking responsibility for their own learning, fostered by the RECE / adults in the program.

The curriculum evolves from the interests of the children. The teachers will observe the children’s behaviour – likes and dislikes then set the environment to support their interests. The teachers will coordinate the environment, giving children access to materials which develops those interests. By presenting the tools for play in an inviting manner the children will be self-directed to learn. Skills are built one concept upon another at a pace that is developmentally appropriate for each individual child.  The flexibility of this program ensures that children are respected for their choices and have a voice with respect to their development. Confidence is the result of participation in this curriculum. The exploration is not held by any time line – as long as the children have an interest, the activity will continue. The teacher may demonstrate or model activities then invite the children to participate hands on.

Payments for services

Payments must be done at the preschool following payment guidelines in our parent handbook and on our rates form. Please note - fees are non refundable and are considered a hold for your child's placement.




We offer extended hours to serve you better 7am - 7pm

Starting September 2014
​Suzie Sunshine will be here weekly to teach music - all children will participate and this service is included in your monthly fee!

​"Day-care learning is a curriculum designed to teach kids sounds, expressions, emotions, music theory, and history."

Weekly French Lessons with

Ms. Katrina Behr

Now subsidized
Talk to your subsidy representative for details
on eligibility & registering with our facility
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