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Year: 2008 – Province: British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement Recipient
Child Care Centre 2 (Toddler Centre), University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, Station CSC
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2Y2
Type of setting: Group child care for children ages 18 months to 3 years
Philosophy of Care
Provide a warm, nurturing environment in a homelike setting to benefit the children's emotional development.
Support of Child Development
- Works from the child's interests at her or his level. Ms. Esposito initiates some play activities but, more importantly, works with children expanding the range of each child's activities and reinforce them.
- Provides a strong emotional foundation for children in her care: Ms. Esposito is a daily touchstone for the children, which helps them develop a sense of stability in the centre and is important for their social and emotional development.
Involvement with Parents, Families and the Community
- Talks with parents regularly about their children's development and even about playful quirks or behaviours that are emerging. Provides reassuring follow-up calls if, for example, the child is unhappy at the time of parting.
"When our son came to daycare for the first time in the wake of myriad hospitalizations, surgeries, chemotherapy and the eventual amputation of his lower right leg, Debbie quite simply took his crumpled, shattered world and made it whole again." Parent
"I am impressed with the level and amount of physical activity at Centre …The schedule and the manner in which [the various activities] are done …represent exemplary best practices and should be modelled in more programs across Canada." Professor of exercise science, physical and health education
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