My name is Nancy Hartwick and I own and operate Children’s Place Childcare Centre in Kamloops BC.
Children’s Place Childcare Centre has been providing quality care for families for over ten years for our community. My centre started out as a Multi-Age program in Dallas, and then grew to a group 2.5-5-year-old program when I had the opportunity to open a centre in Valleyview.
The group centre has been running for almost seven years and we just expanded to open a Multi-Age centre in another classroom across from us.
I am fortunate to be able to run our program from classrooms in Ralph Bell in Valleyview. The school setting has been a wonderful experience for the children and the staff. I have my Early Childhood Education certificate and Special Needs Diploma.
I have over years’ experience working with young children and I am married with two children of my own.
Our centre is very family centred as daily communication with the parents is a priority. We want you to feel that your child is in a safe and loving environment and that you can feel comfortable talking to all the staff about your child at any time you need.
We have an open-door policy, so you can stop by any time.
At Children’s Place Childcare Centre, we believe that children should be provided with a safe environment where they can develop their social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills through play.
In order for children to further develop these skills, we will provide developmentally appropriate learning materials and many opportunities to work on their social skills throughout the day. There will be opportunities for children to explore their environment through free play, as well as pre-planned structured activities such as music, art, yoga, science, math, etc. Kindergarten readiness skills are practiced throughout the daily program. Each child has a different rate of development and this will be taken into consideration when program planning and the learning materials are provided. I feel that it is just as important for children to work on their gross motor skills and just enjoy playing outside! The children will be provided with the gym, large climbing structure and a huge field to run, explore and just enjoy the seasons. I hope to provide a caring, safe environment and positive environment for your children to grow and learn during their time spent at Children’s Place Childcare Centre.