Choosing to place your child in daycare is hard enough. Choosing a daycare that will provide comfort, safety, stimulation and an opportunity for your child to learn and grow in an environment you can trust can be an especially difficult task. The Nazarene Daycare, open to everyone, is here to help make that task a little easier.
At the Church of the Nazarene Daycare we not only need to meet childcare regulations, we endeavor to exceed them. Currently, out of our core five caregivers and Daycare Director, all of them have the highest level in training (the requirement is for one). As for space, we have far exceeded the requirements for both indoor and outdoor play areas, including our own huge playground. Furthermore, we have a long track record, serving this community since 1980. You can expect us to be here for many years to come. And because we operate on a non-profit basis, we do not charge more than the current childcare subsidy limits.
We would be thrilled if you would not only look over the material on these pages but better yet come in and meet our Director and Caregivers, take a look around. We believe you will be pleased.
If at any time you have unanswered questions or would just like to talk to somebody about the daycare, please call us at 867-633-5520 or send us an email through “Contact Us” below, or better yet, just drop in at 2111 Centennial Street (in Porter Creek), in Whitehorse.
Why Choose the Nazarene Daycare?
There are many good reasons to choose the Church of the Nazarene Daycare, (including our excellent staff and programming) but what makes us really stand apart are the following:
We have the most amazing line up of caregivers in Whitehorse! We have caregivers with experience, training, and a commitment to the care of your children. Currently, out of all six of our core group of caregivers, four have the highest level of training (the requirement is for 20% to have the highest level) with one more expecting to obtain their Conditional Level 3 certification soon. Our final caregiver is currently taking coursework to work towards their Level 2 certification (currently a Level 1a).
The daycare operates on principles, values and standards that are the basis of a strong foundation in the early development of a child’s life; a foundation that will encourage children to make wise choices later in life as they grow and mature. As we believe many of the standards and principles that many parents value are taught and encouraged in the Bible, we don’t shy away from using the Bible (where appropriate) as a basis for our values nor do we hesitate to offer a simple prayer before meals. During our Thursday Children's Program (for Ages 3 and up) we offer lessons in building a strong moral foundation upon which we believe will help shape children into becoming solid citizens in the future. This is reinforced in our Thursday Children's Program held weekly between 3:45 - 4:30 pm for children ages 3 and up.
The Nazarene Daycare has been serving in this same neighborhood for over 35 years (since 1980)! What a great heritage we have. We have had many hundreds of children (perhaps well over a thousand) that have attended our daycare over the years! We have seen now more than 600 different children in the past 15 plus years alone! We have been here before and we will continue to be here when you need us.
We realize that kids need space and lots of it! That’s why we utilize so much of our building for the daycare. The fact is, we have approximately four times the space that is required (by government) for each child that is in the daycare—and that is just indoors! Our outdoor playground is nothing short of huge with three large play structures, a massive deck and lots and lots of room to run around and play in a safe environment.
Undoubtedly you have questions, and so you should. If you wish, you can view or print our complete Parent Handbook. Many questions are also answered on our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your can’t find the answers you are looking for, please be sure to call us (867-633-5520) or send a message through “Contact Us” below.
Child Care Subsidy: Program Information
Find us on Google Maps
Plugged In Online Movie Reviews.
Focus on the Family Canada
Movie Night Ideas with suggested discussion guides and activities.
Marriage and Parenting Links (favorite links of Pastor Norman)
Daycare Frequently Asked Questions (our philosophy).
Our positive Behaviour Management policy
Illness Prevention (how to keep everyone healthy & happy!)
View or Download our Daycare Newsletter
Kids of Integrity
Are these qualities you value in your children? Acceptance / Attentiveness / Contentment / Courtesy / Faithfulness / Forgiveness / Generosity / Gentleness / Harmony / Honesty / Kindness / Obedience / Patience / Perseverance / Respect / Self-Control.
Kids of Integrity is a web site which has tools and lessons that will help you, the parent, instill godly characteristics in your children. Take a look! www.kidsofintegrity.com
We have used these themes with our Preschool and After School children during our Thursday Children's Program. It has been a great experience teaching these characteristics during this time.