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How Does Learning Happen?
Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.

We value every child individually and design our program to align and share the living document; How does learning happen? HDLH is a professional learning resource guide about learning through relationships, for those working with young children and families. By using the HDLH document as a framework, we have been able to develop a program and pedagogy that is supportive of children, families and educators.

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Our Programs

We believe that building a strong foundation to build our programs encompasses working with families, educators and the environment. Each has a valuable contribution to the development and growth of children.

We understand that families are the experts on their child. They love and want the best for them, with a powerful influence on their children’s learning, growth and development. We strive to foster a sense of belonging and encourage them to be engaged in their child’s experiences.

A picture of an infant making a funny smily face.

Infant Care

6 weeks to 18 months

Our compassionate educators care for 10 infants in a warm and wholesome environment.  They provide a flexible schedule to nurture each child’s individual development and support their growing sense of self in a group atmosphere.  As this can be a first step for infant’s and families to socialize in a licensed care setting, educators work to provide opportunities to grow relationships through many forms of communication.  We believe that the family, educator and the environment all work together to create the optimum atmosphere for learning.

Two toddlers playing in the water fountain at a community water park.

Toddler Care

18 months to 2.5 years

We believe that toddlers are adventurous, active and engaged learners.

They explore the world around them in many ways, with their mind, body and senses.  We provide stimulating environments to promote, creative learning and growth.  Our educators promote independence while providing captivating experiences that engage meaningful exploration, play and inquiry.  

Two preschool children laying in the grass on a sunny summer day.

Preschool Care

2.5 years to 5 years

Our experienced and caring educators believe that every child is a capable communicator.  Assisting children to develop strong relationships promotes learning together and caring for one another and the world around them.

We provide experiences for children to develop their complex thinking while building on their natural curiosities.  We encourage children to work independently as well as collaboratively while being responsive to their interests and development.

Two school age children on a playground slide, the first child sitting at the bottom, and the second child coming down the slide. Both children are smiling and having fun.

School Age

4 to 12 years

Our School age programs provide before and after school care, as well as full day care on PA Day’s, March Break and winter holidays.  We value every child individually and design our programs to align and share the living document; How Does Learning Happen?.  We believe that every child should feel as though they belong and are valued.  Our educators seek to build and foster positive relationships that promote respect, self-confidence and a sense of responsibility.  Children have the opportunity to have a nutritious snack, enjoy the community of friends and educators, while exploring their interests and investigating their theories through a variety of experiences. 

Two children drawing pictures on pieces of paper, laying on the gym floor during summer camp.

Summer Camp

4 to 12 years

During the summer months we offer a summer camp experience for school aged children within our Havelock site and one of our Norwood sites.

Our camps provide a safe and inclusive environment for children as they grow and thrive.  Group and individual experiences are provided for children to learn to collaborate together.  Two nutritious snacks are included with this program.  There may be opportunities for children to participate in field trips throughout the summer.  Enrollment will be made on a week-by-week basis

(5 full days).


Hucklebug Preschool Inc. believes that nurturing children’s healthy development and supporting a child’s sense of self is a top priority.  We believe that providing children with nutritious food options and a positive eating environment help to achieve these goals.  Our qualified dietary staff provide well balanced meals and snacks that follow the Canada Food Guide.  During meal times educators sit with the children to create a positive experience, while continuing to build strong relationships.

A toddler eating yogurt and raspberries, having fun and making a mess.
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