Lee Wiggins Childcare Centre
York University


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The LWCC believes in offering quality programs that are based on the childcare needs of the York University Community, where parents and children are the Centre's top priority. The LWCC believes in providing a friendly, multicultural and inclusive environment for its members. We feel that children are distinct individuals who should be treated with respect and we encourage them to develop at their own pace and to their full potential.

The Centre's main objectives are to provide part-time, flexible, non-profit licensed childcare to students and CUPE 3903 members, and if space is available, to staff and faculty of York University. The centre also provides parents with valuable resources and support by alloting space for parent members to meet and access information pertaining to child rearing and other related issues.

Programme Statement: Children have a variety of opportunities to explore materials that enhance many areas of their development, and they are encouraged to follow through on the decisions they make. They are also shown positive ways of dealing with difficult situations through the use of words (verbal messages) rather than acting out physically. The staff at the Centre provides positive support to the children in their attempts to deal with their feelings and with difficult situations. They learn to play cooperatively through sharing toys, feelings, and ideas with others. In turn, they learn how to respect each other and the materials within the Centre.