Jelly Bean Academy and Daycare
Never underestimate a child, they are always seeking knowledge and want to be challenged to learn something new everyday!
At Jelly Bean Academy and Daycare we strongly believe that the first several years of a child's life is the period that they learn the most. Our goal is to ensure that each child experiences nothing less than what we would look for in an Academy for our own children - a safe, positive environment with a high quality of learning!
We are licensed by the Ministry of Education which governs The Childcare and Early Years Act (CCEYA). We provide childcare for children ranging from 16 months to 6 years old.
Some special features that you will find at Jelly Bean are:
- Web cam access to view your child at any time throughout the day in three of the four classrooms.
- Private outdoor playground.
- Qualified and experienced Early childhood Educators.
- Low teacher/child ratio.
- Well balanced and nutritious meals prepared freshly on site.
- Before and after school program
Jelly Bean has four classrooms, each having a unique flair for its age group. As children develop and grow they will graduate to the next level until they are ready for Grade 1. Children who graduate from Jelly Bean and start Grade 1, enter with confidence and respect for themselves and others. A high level of learning is established that starts with the Ontario Ministry Guidelines and is further enhanced based on the child's individual potential.
Toddler16 months - 2 ½ years
A steady drive for independence can be seen from the first day a child starts at Jelly Bean. Lots of interesting activities are created so that children are continously learning and having fun in a safe and stimulating environment.
JR Pre-School2 years - 3 years
Our Junior Preschool routines include many activities such as: circle time, singing, arts and crafts, literature and free play. The children are provided Jolly Phonics and opportunity to master their pincer grasp through arts and craft and worksheets.
Pre-School3 years - 4 years
Jelly Bean's main focus is on an enhanced curriculum that represents the child's specific academic ability and provides mental stimulation. Fine motor skills are developed by completing several worksheets a day and sight word recognition begins for the early reader.
Senior Pre-School4 years - 6 years
The teachers work hard to develop skills in math, science, geography, writing, and reading. Early exposure and knowledge to these skills creates the foundation and building blocks for a bright and confident child entering Grade 1.
What is our philosophy?
The fundamental goal at Jelly Bean is for every child to have an enriching experience that will not only empower children with knowledge but to have them acquire it in a fun and exciting way.
There are many different types of schools/childcare centers and teaching methods. With so many different philosophies it is hard to make a decision on the right school for a child. We believe that no one specific method of teaching is the best. Therefore, we have incorporated a program that encompass different learning methods in one. Certain aspects of Montessori, Jolly Phonics, High Scope and Parallel Play all have an important part in making children excel and grow.
- Give children the opportunity to love to learn by making it fun.
- Make them learn without even knowing they are working at it.
- Everyday tasks are a learning experience.
- Repetition is key to success.
- Challenge a child everyday.
- Most importantly, show love, comfort and provide a safe environment where children can be children.
All About Nutrition
Few things are as important as a child's nutrition and we take pride in providing our kids with the best options available. Our meals are prepared fresh on-site by a qualified chef.Download Menu
- Veggie Sticks with Crackers
- Penne Al-Forno, Meat & Tomato Sauce
- English Muffins with Fruit Spread
- Waffles with Fruit
- Omelets served with Toast
- Pasta with White Sauce
- Yogurt with Granola
- Scrambled Eggs with Toast
- Fresh Garden Salad
- Toasted Bagels with Cream Cheese
- Homemade Sheppard’s Pie
- Chicken, Rice and Veggies
- Fish Fingers with Steamed Veggies
- French Toast with Fruit
Contact and Location
Jelly Bean is conveniently located at 1160 Clarence St. The major intersection is Rutherford and Islington in the city of Vaughan. If you need assistance in guiding your way to us, just call us at the number listed below.