One of the things we love best about living in Toronto’s west end is how family-friendly it is and how great West End Daycares are. With tight-knit local communities, close proximity to shopping areas, easy access to public transit, and large family homes on tree-lined streets, the west end is the perfect place to raise a family.
However, raising a family can be a challenge no matter where you live, and having qualified childcare assistance nearby is always a big benefit. Thankfully, there is an excellent selection of west end daycares ready to lend a helping hand to busy young families.
If you are on the search for a west end daycare, you might find one perfectly suited to your family’s needs in our collection of childcare centres below.
West End Parents’ Daycare
Located at 375 Dovercourt Road, the West End Parents’ Daycare is all about providing quality, fun, and affordable child care through play-based learning to the west end community. This west end daycare has been around since 1971, and currently offers programs for children from the ages of 18 months all the way up to Grade 6.
Conveniently situated close to the very family-friendly Fred Hamilton Playground and just a stone’s throw away from a Toronto Police station, the West End Parents’ Daycare is in a safe and wholesome part of the west end.
Learn more about how to enroll your child in WEPD programs on their website here.
George Brown College – Parkdale Childcare Centre
While this west end daycare technically serves as a model lab for students of the George Brown School of Early Childhood program to practice their work as educators in a classroom setting, the Parkdale Childcare Centre is also in partnership with the Toronto District School Board. This means it follows the TDSB’s program guidelines for preschool to school-age children.
Welcoming children from 18 months to 10 years old, you can apply for a position on the waitlist here.
Shirley Street Junior YMCA
The Shirley Street Junior YMCA can be found on its namesake street in Toronto’s west end at 38 Shirley Street, near Dundas Street West and Lansdowne Avenue.
The Shirley Street Junior YMCA welcomes children from the ages of 1.5 to 12 years old for Child Care programs (up to four years old) and Before & After School programs (four to 12 years old). With access to both outdoor and indoor activity spaces, this west end daycare focuses on implementing play experiences that develop foundational skills in young children.
To learn more about their programs and how to enroll your child, visit their programs page here.
Macaulay Child Development Centre — Dovercourt Child Care Centre
The Dovercourt Child Care Centre is a west end branch of Toronto’s Macaulay Child Development Centres, a charitable organization that provides children and their families with programs and services that foster development and growth.
The Dovercourt Child Care Centre is located at 228 Bartlett Avenue in the city’s west end, and caters to young children of various ages through toddler, pre-school, kindergarten, and school-age daycare programs.
To learn more about their child care services, read about their programs here.
Jardin Infantil Childcare Centre and Summer Camp
Conveniently located along Bloor Street West right around the corner from High Park, the Jardin Infantil Childcare Centre is a multilingual west end daycare that offers both year-round and summer camp programs. The Jardin Infantil Childcare Centre is based within the facilities of the Redeemer Lutheran Church at 1691 Bloor Street West.
Their research-based philosophy to early childhood learning starts with understanding that young children have a natural capacity to absorb a wide range of information once a specific area of their brains is stimulated. This is why they implement both elementary Spanish and French language into their curriculum.
You can find more information about their immersive childcare programs on their website here.
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