Current daycare openings
|Infant||Call for current openings||$80|
|Toddler||Call for current openings||$80|
|Preschool||Call for current openings||$65|
Daycare description / philosophy
A Place to Play, Learn and Grow....
[Note: Please visit our website to add your name to the enrollment list: http://www.komelsdaycare.com/fees-enrollment-list.html ]
Little Munchkin Daycare (West 52nd Ave [between Oak and Granville], Vancouver) is a place where children can grow and develop themselves with in the conforms of a nurturing and healthy environment. We have been proudly serving the Community with excellence for the past 15 years. We strive to develop programs tailored to the needs of the child; our programs/activities are specialized towards early learning education (infant-toddler program - 4:1 child to staff ratio or better).
We understand the concern of parent's when it comes to safety - which is why we strive to ensure that every child feels comfortable in expressing their thoughts and feelings. Our flexible timing provides parent's with the ease of adjusting their daily routine to our hours of operation.
We have spaces available for children 0-3 years of age.
Please add your name to our enrollment list below and we will reach out to you shortly:
Spaces are limited.
Hours of Operation : 7:45 am to 5:30 pm (flexible)
Location: 1319 West 52 Ave., Vancouver B.C. (between Granville and Oak)
Little Munchkin Daycare has local community roots...started by Shamshad Begum, a former elementary school teacher - it began as a project to address the acute shortage of quality childcare in Vancouver. After operating a family licensed centre for 15 years...with parents still struggling to find quality spots - she decided to open an infant-toddler program (Little Munchkin Daycare).
Her inspiration to work in the childcare industry was driven by a passion to give back to the local community and her love to work with younger children by providing quality early childhood education.
Infant-Toddler (IT) Program (0-36 months) & Early Learners (3-5 years old)
We aim to develop and foster the potential in every child through an enriched, nurturing and safe early learning environment. The IT program offer full-time and part-time care for children ages 0-36 months and we work in concert with families and the local community to develop children who are caring, capable and enthusiastic about the world around them. We augment each day with personalized curriculum which includes pre-literacy and reading, artistic expression, music, movement, science and exploration and language. Offering care to both infants and toddlers, we incorporate equipments and toys which provide texture, sounds and offers a range of different sensory experiences. Nurturing caregivers support the child while they are exploring, whether it’s through finger painting, playing with blocks, listening to songs or engaging in story-time. We help children become comfortable and secure in a new group setting and independent of primary family members. As infant development emerges, additional learning outcomes include such things as self-feeding skills, labeling body parts and enhanced coordination.
Transitioning from infants to early-learners (i.e. toddler), self-directed play becomes an important theme in this program; learning outcomes of our toddler program include language development, socialization, self-help and fine motor skills. Language development is promoted in a variety of ways such as labeling the surrounding environment, repetition of emerging vocabulary, in addition to other personalized goals. All of this contributes to toddlers becoming confident learners.