When you first walk through the doors of 2000 Days Pre-kindergarten, what you’ll first notice is the positivity. There are real smiles on the faces of the staff and parents. There’s an energy here that feels like home. It’s positive and caring. At a first glance, it looks like a miniature school. Cubby holes line the hallways between every classroom stuffed with jackets, boots and everything else our little ones need. Colourful children’s art lines the walls. It’s full of life. It’s apparent that the people working here actually love working with children. It’s not the only job that they could find. They are smart, dedicated and most important of all, care for the children as if they were their own. This is why we are happy to drop our son off here 5 days a week. Sure, there are some mornings where there are more tears than smiles, but everyday I pick him up and he’s smiling and happy.
The teachers actually PLAN the days. During the day, I know he will be busy doing things that are both educational and fun (driving cars into shaving cream anyone? Yes please!). I’m in awe of all the activities they do. Everyday really is a new day at 2000 Days. This is how it should be at every daycare or day home. These first years in a child’s life are so instrumental in their development and I couldn’t be more fortunate and thankful that we found this place. We really feel like the staff here are part of our family.
Drew and Rachel C
We wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you do for our son and our family.
When Thomas turned 1 we were nervous about starting daycare, and being away from him. The integration process was amazing for us, Thomas gained confidence and our hearts were filled with joy as we watched him adjust.
Every day we reflect on how lucky we were to find you. Thomas is learning so much, and is exposed to enriching activities that are helping his development. We see this at home in new skills je is proud to show us, and in the pictures posted on HiMama. (Which is incredible, we love the daily updates as they bring joy to our workdays).
We could keep going, the healthy good, gym, creative spaces, etc. But the thing you do that we appreciate most is provide a safe, loving, climate. Every adult in your building cares for our son, not because it’s their job but because it comes from their hearts. We are so grateful to be a part of the family.
Thomas, Sean and Robin
Joanna, Rafal & Nicola
Robyn, Jason and Cooper
Sarah, Aaron, Bennet and Connor
Then we found my first 2000 days. I came across it on the internet and we went for a tour. What a beautiful facility, it is set up like a school, clean, bright and the children and the staff all looked so happy. I instantly knew this was the place for our son.
My son has excelled at this school. He speaks better than most 3 year olds I know, he is respectful and shares with other kids, he knows all of his colors, the alphabet song and every day he surprises me with conversations on things he has learned at school, including yoga and the music program. I know every parent will say their child is smart but I truly think that my first 2000 days has supported his learning and growth which far exceeded my expectations. All of the staff are extremely involved, supportive, caring, nurturing and patient. They send you pictures daily of what your child is doing , which is extremely comforting, especially when they are new to the school and you are still nervous about leaving your child it the hands of others.
My first 2000 days is the best thing that has ever happened to our family and I would highly recommend this daycare/preschool for all families seeking the best for their child.
Have a nice day
Nelson and Anna L
Everything at this space has been considered from the developmental curriculum to the aesthetics of the space. One quickly notices touches of colour and lightness in each space, artwork that lines the halls and science experiments that bubble from the rooms. An intimate gymnasium provides a great place for regular play ball and yoga activities and a space for recess when the weather is uncooperative. Along with the aroma of nutritious meals and snacks that come with an in-house kitchen, as a parent one also appreciates the emphasis on encouraging our kids to think about supporting community by supporting worthy causes or the occasional field trips to local businesses. Integrating “Hi Mama” with detailed daily digital reports of eating, new learnings and photos keep us up to date with what our kids encounter each day. Ongoing development of areas like a naturalized outdoor play-space, clearly reflect that this is a centre where it owners that care and pride in supporting the wellness of little people!
Without question, the diverse and caring roster of teachers have made these early development years for our kids so nurtured and enriched! Given the pressures to make the right choice for our kids and the challenges when faced with the options, we are exceptionally pleased to have nothing but praise for 2000 days! Not-to-mention I do believe our kids would agree!
We have been sending our kids here for 18 months and love it! They employ teachers, not simply daycare workers and each staff member is warm, thoughtful in their lesson plans and focused on fun learning with the kids. The focus on learning during play capitalizes on the impressionable first 2000 days of a child’s life to maximize their learning experience. Our kids love it and as a parent I feel I am enhancing my children’s lives by sending them here.
Thanks for extending this opportunity.
Shannon and Scott A
Carrie and Deeter
Love you guys!!!
Jay, Pamela and Hartley
Azam, Saima and Hanaa
Peter, Steph and Adelaide
Kirt and Martina van der Woude