Why Headstart

Welcome to HEADSTART!!   We look forward to having you and your child become a part of our program.

Headstart, founded in 1969 reflects the diversity of families and communities served.  Headstart is an independent non-profit organization, a registered charity, administered by a Board of Directors. We receive children from 0-5 years of age.  We welcome you as a contributor to our organization.


Headstart is a fully inclusive early learning center that embraces the extraordinary opportunity towards making a difference in the life of a child.


  • We are committed to excellence in providing the highest level of service to our children, families and community.
  • We are devoted to enhancing the lives of children through developmentally appropriate curriculum, which focuses on the child first.
  • We believe that children learn the best when they experience their environment first hand through play, and being actively involved in planning and implementing their day.
  • We believe that children are competent, caring, curious and capable learners on their own.
  • We believe as educators we need to provide opportunities, encouragement and guidance to promote self direction.
  • We believe our coworkers are a family. We work and thrive off of each other as a team in the best interest of the program.
  • We believe that communication with parents is vital to understanding their child.
  • We believe that children deserve respect and deserve to be treated fairly and with dignity.
  • We support children in developing an appreciation for the differences among people and how to celebrate those differences.
  • Children are not all expected to do the same thing and their originality is valued.
  • We respect parents as experts on their own children.
  • As co-learners with the children, it is the responsibility of our professional educators to provide a safe environment for knowledge to grow.
  • We facilitate stimulating experiences, development of independence, self control, respect of self as well as others and co-operation.
  • Our educators strive for excellence in Early Childhood Education by maintaining and enhancing our knowledge and skills through continuing education courses.

We welcome, at any time, comments you may have on our program content, structure, schedule or any other matter. Our ‘Open Door Policy’ allows us to maintain a strong, positive line of communication that is open between your home and the centre. Your parental participation and input are the most invaluable tools we have as child care advocates. So, please feel free to voice your concerns and suggestions.

 ``While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.`` ~Angela Schwindt

“While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.” ~Angela Schwindt