Jackman Community Daycare History
Jackman Community Daycare opened its doors in 1984. For over 25 years our non-profit childcare centre has been an integral part of the school community. Located in Jackman Public School, we are licensed to provide care for 170 children ages 4-12. During the school year a Nursery School program gives twenty-four 3-year-olds a head start to their Jackman school experience.
The daycare employs 8 full-time staff and over 10 part-time employees. Thirteen staff members have earned their ECE diploma and are members of the College of Early Childhood Educators.
Full-time child care runs from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6. Our hours of operation are 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. Our Nursery School program runs from 9:15-11:15 AM during the school year and is for 3-year-olds.
Detailed information about Jackman Community Daycare can be found in our Parent Handbook.
Daycare Parents may download the following forms and documents:
Special Pick-Up and Consent Form
Daycare Fee Schedule
How to Contact Us
Jackman Community Daycare
79 Jackman Avenue, Room 308
Toronto, ON M4K 2X5
Telephone: (416) 466-8715, Ext. 221
Fax: (416) 466-2273
Should you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to speak to Donna Spreitzer the Daycare Director or Maureen Bailey the Daycare Supervisor. All program rooms have their own telephone extensions. Our phone number is 416-466-8715. You may call and speak to Staff directly or leave a message anytime at the following extensions:
Nursery School Room 105 Extension 223
JK/SK Program Room 107 Extension 222
School Age Program Room 105 Extension 223
ACC Program Room 101 Extension 224
10+ Program Room 309 Extension 225
New Room 108 Room 108 Extension 228
New Room 207 Room 207 Extension 227
Daycare Supervisor Room 308 Extension 221
Daycare Director Room 308 Extension 226
Jackman Community Daycare Philosophy
Jackman Community Daycare provides a positive learning environment for children that enhances their personal level of development. Through play experiences and guidance by specially trained Staff, the children are exposed to situations that will stimulate:
- communication and social skills through child-child and adult-child interactions
- fine motor development
- gross motor development through physical activity and outdoor play
- self esteem and decision-making capabilities
- social/emotional skills
- curiosity, initiative and independence
Children are guided by skilled staff who establish a flexible program in an inclusive, supportive, and non-discriminatory environment. Children’s ideas are the crux of the emergent curriculum that is based on the interests and needs of the children. Open communication between and among Staff, children, families and the school community is crucial to realizing a warm and safe environment in which the children at Jackman Community Daycare can play, learn and thrive.
Our 7 Program Offerings
We have 7 distinct programs serving children 3-12 years of age. The Board of Directors
reserves the right to change the room offerings based on the needs of the Daycare.
Nursery School (extension 223)
The nursery school program runs during the school year from 9:15 to 11:15 am. This program is designed for 3-year-old children who will be entering Jackman School's Kindergarten program the following year. There are 16 children in this program per day using Room 105.
The Nursery School program does not operate on any Toronto District School Board (TDSB) declared holidays, P.A. Days, March Break, or during the summer.
JK/SK (Kindergarten) (extension 222)
We currently have facilities to enroll 24 children in Junior and Senior Kindergarten in Room 107. Care is provided for this group before school, during lunchtime and after school. All JK/SK children are served a hot lunch, which is provided by a catering service. As well, a nutritious snack is served in the morning and after school. Depending on the needs of the school, your child may be assigned either morning or afternoon kindergarten. Currently all of the JK/SK children attend kindergarten in the afternoon.
School Age (extension 223)
We enroll 30 children in Grades 1 and 2 in Room 105. Care is provided for this group before school, during lunchtime and after school. These children have the option of bringing their own lunch from home or receiving our hot lunch program, which is provided by a catering service for an additional fee. If the children bring their own lunch, we have a microwave to heat items. A nutritious snack is served to the children after school.
A.C.C. (After Class Club) (extension 224)
We enrol 30 children in Grades 3 and 4 in Room 101. Care is provided for this group before school, during lunchtime and after school. These children have the option of bringing their own lunch from home or receiving our hot lunch program, which is provided by a catering service for an additional fee. If the children bring their own lunch, we have a microwave to heat items. A nutritious snack is served after school.
10+ (extension 225)
We enrol 30 children in Grades 5 and 6, in Rooms 309. Our 10+ program is offered before school in Room 101 and after school in Room 309. These children eat their lunch in the GPR with their classmates. A nutritious snack is served after school.
Jackmanators – Room 108 (extension 228)
We currently enroll 15 children in Grades 1 & 2 in Room 108. Care is provided for this group
before school in Room 105 and after school in Room 108. Because we share this room with the school, we are unable to provide care at lunch. Children will eat with the school in the GPR. A nutritious snack is served to the children after school.
All Stars – Room 207 (extension 227)
We currently enroll 28 children in Grades 3 & 4 in Room 207. Care is provided for this group before school in Room 101 and after school in Room 207. Because we share this room with the school, we are unable to provide care at lunch. Children will eat with the school in the GPR. A nutritious snack is served to the children after school.
Parents are welcome to join their child any time in program. If you would like to volunteer on a trip please inform the staff in advance and you may be able to participate depending on the trip and if space allows. All participating parents, volunteers and students who are regularly in the program or regularly volunteering on trips will participate in an orientation and training session. They are required to read, understand abide by the Daycare’s Volunteer Policy. A copy of this policy is posted outside of Room 105 and is available in the daycare office.
Jackman Community Daycare is committed to providing a high quality, safe and secure environment for all children enrolled in our programs. The safety and well-being of children are our highest priorities. We adhere to the provincial requirements for daycares which maintain that for the safety and security of all children, parents are not permitted to have direct access to any children other than their own (i.e. parents will not be allowed to take children other than their own to the bathroom).