Willowbrae Childcare Academy offers programs to families
for infants to school age children.
Why Choose Willowbrae Academy Timberlea?
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Our focus is on a child’s needs. We believe in providing the highest standards of childcare possible.
All our Academies have unique features; biometric fingerprint access control, on-site kitchens and chefs, professional cleaning staff, large classrooms with lots of natural light, separate sleep rooms for infants, outdoor secure playgrounds and Liveview HD cameras.
BodyBreak KID FIT
SEEDS represents everything we do to ensure delivery of high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.
Willowbrae has partnered with Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod, of BodyBreak to develop BodyBreak KID FIT - a healthy-living initiative designed to educate children and parents about the importance of daily physical activity, rest & sleep, healthy food choices, and other positive lifestyle habits.
Dietitian-designed snacks and lunches are prepared on site following Canada’s Food Guide and are prepared from scratch using only the freshest ingredients.
Live View Cameras
Braeview is our exclusive on-line communication tool for parents and staff with extensive features including daily email reports sent to parents, a secure access area, functionality on mobile device.
Parents can feel reassured that their children are safe, as only authorized personnel can enter the premises via our biometric access control with fingerprint scanning.
All classrooms and playgrounds are equipped with secure Liveview High Definition cameras which enables parents to view their child throughout the day in real time.
Academies designed by professionals with a focus on children's needs.
At Willowbrae Childcare Academy in Timberlea we realize the importance of providing a safe, secure environment for children. Our Academies are committed to putting each child’s well-being foremost. We offer a safe-haven for children and the peace of mind for parents knowing their children are safe.
Meet Our Director Denise Martin
Dee’s formal education in Early Childhood Development and Education are from St Joseph’s College of Early Childhood Education (now known as the Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education), as well as Child Developments and Child Psychology from Mount St. Vincent and Dalhousie Universities. She has worked in the field with all age groups since 1980. She is also a founding partner with the John Maxwell Group of Leaders and is a certified teacher, trainer, speaker and coach on leadership with the John Maxwell Team. Her passion is working with families and children to develop strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills that will prepare children for a bright and successful future. She has taught parenting workshops and continuing education credits for Early Childhood Educators through Creative Parenting and now teaches, trains, mentors and coaches’ parents, childcare providers and educators through Creating Little Leaders. Dee believes in the importance of early childhood education and that the foundations of learning for young children starts in the early years. She enjoys working with all children and staff daily, as building relationships is key in supporting growth and development of every child, through quality programming. She is excited to continue her adventure with her Willowbrae family, surrounded by an amazing team and all the wonderful children and families in Timberlea.
Pre school Room
Infancy is a wondrous period of growth and exploration. Our infant programs focus on building meaningful relationships with our families, built on trust, care and attention. By recognizing and acknowledging the needs of each individual child, infants feel secure and safe in their environment and thus creates a strong foundation to support the rapidly developing social, emotional and physical needs of infants while they explore the world around them.
While the focus is still largely on their primary care, toddlers begin to take their first steps towards greater independence. We promote their development through play and natural exploration of their surroundings. We begin to lay the basis for positive social interaction and support their positive relationships with peers. We focus on using our words, being gentle with our friends, sharing, and turn taking.
Pre-school rooms are equipped with age and developmentally appropriate learning materials and activities reflect the interests of the group and are often child directed. We encourage and promote positive social interaction and develop the many tools necessary to ensure a positive transition to “big” school and a lifelong love of learning.