Child Care Centre

The purpose of the Garden River Child Care Centre is to provide quality care and educational experiences for young children, infancy through school age, in an extended family style setting.

The Garden River Child Care Centre has been in operation since June 28, 1993.
We are licensed by the Ministry of Education for the following four programs:

· Infant Program (6 months – 18 months) – 10 spaces
· Toddler Program (18 months – 30 months) – 30 spaces
· Preschool Program (31 months – 5 years) – 24 spaces
· Before and After School Program (school-aged – 12 years) – 15 spaces

*The Before and After School Program does not operate during the summer, March Break and professional development days.

The hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 4:45 pm.

Summer hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm for the months of June, July and August.

We provide two nutritious snacks and a hot lunch daily to promote children’s growth and development. Our curriculum has been developed for indoor and outdoor play to support their emotional, social, creative, cognitive and physical growth and development in an environment that fosters active learning, respect, interdependence and a sense of self. This curriculum was developed by our staff who are Registered Early Childhood Educators with the College of ECE. The Child Care Centre’s full-time staff are Garden River First Nation members. We believe child care staff have chosen this field of work because of a sincere belief in the importance of the task and suitability of their skills and education, and a strong commitment to the development of our children.

The language and culture of our First Nation is implemented daily into our curriculum which provides our children with a sense of pride in who we are.

As our children leave our care to continue their journey we celebrate this milestone with our End of the Summer Celebration Pow Wow. This event is attended by community members, elders, families and our leadership. 


Sara McCabe, Program Manager,