Welcome to WDCC
Community leaders in whole day, before and after school care.
Established in 1992, Waterdown District Children's Centre is a non-profit child care facility in Waterdown, Ontario (a village north of Hamilton in the Township of Flamborough) that strives to provide high quality care for ALL children (ages 16 months - 12 years) through an integrated daycare, plus before, after school and summer daycamp programs.
The centre is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of current and past parents of participating children and qualified community members who meet regularly to improve the program.
Our teaching staff are all qualified early childhood educators (ECE designation) who endeavor to create a warm nurturing environment for children. We offer a healthy full day nutrition/meal program. We do our best to offer flexible care, full accessibility, and special accommodations to meet your needs. We are proud of having one of the few fully integrated programs that give children with special needs the ability to interact in a safe setting with children of all abilities.
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This child care program presently participates in Raising the Bar. The presence of a Raising the Bar certificate is a sign that the program is committed to maintaining provincial regulatory standards as well as local community standards. For more information please read the brochure or go to: the ASCY web site.
We are excited to offer our parent community experiential and affordable Before / After School Age programs (at Guy B. Brown Elementary, Alan A. Greenleaf Elementary, Mary Hopkins Elementary), PA Day programs, and March Break & Summer Theme Weekday Camps at Guy Brown Elementary School as part of our commitment to the HWDSB School Age Care programs operating out of Waterdown (Flamborough).
Our program features Specialty Theme Weeks of adventure for your child aged 4 - 8 or 6 - 12, and leadership opportunities for youth 13 - 18. Our goal is to help create happy summer memories for everyone - all summer long!
For more information on this exciting new opportunity please visit our sister site: CampWaterdown.com.
Contact us for more information:
Shelley Bradaric, Director tel. 905-689-5342
Our Education & Care Philosophy
...is based upon the following set of principles:
- Children must have some control over the direction of their learning;
- Children must be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing, and hearing;
- Children have a relationship with other children and with material items in the world that children must be allowed to explore; and
- Children use and must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves (there is no one correct way).
Currently we offer ECE-led, fully licensed programs: