Bay Park Baptist Church is connected to a licensed day care facility that runs from 7:30 am – 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
In keeping with the church’s vision statement to boldly engage our community, and communities, the day care Centre comes alongside Bay Park to serve the city of Kingston by opening its doors to everyone requiring child care and attempting to speak God’s Truths into the lives of the children and their families through actions and words.
“And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father” Colossians 3:17 (NLT)
Bay Park Children’s Centre is licensed under the Ministry of Education’s Early Years Division and follows it’s play-based philosophy which is organized around the four foundations for learning: Belonging, Well-being, Engagement and Expression. Those foundations are cultivated in the children through authentic engagements with their educators, through exploring the world around them and in exposing them to various forms of communication and expression. We believe that through child-initiated and adult-supported experiences the children will have fun as they develop their skills and their relationships with one another and their educators. We use a web-based program to assist staff in documenting the children’s learning journeys and to increase parent engagement with the centre.
We believe that children are precious and unique individuals and value the diversity of each child and their family. Our educators are encouraged to nurture the whole child physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually. We strive to plant the seeds of God’s loving grace into the lives of the children and their families through Bible Story Time every Thursday morning from October thru May with Tara McIlwain, the Director of Children’s Ministry at Bay Park Baptist Church. She is committed to sharing how much God loves each of these little ones during her visits.
The Centre’s four classrooms consist of: the Bunnies Infant Room (10 children and four staff), the Busy Bee’s Toddler Room (15 children and three staff), the Cool Crocodudes Toddler/Preschool Room (15 children and three staff OR 16 children and two staff) and the Fireflies Preschool Room (16 children and two staff)
We have a Facebook Page! If you are already a member just type in Bay Park Children’s Centre and “like” us.
For more information, please contact: Sara Macaulay, Director or Kendis Laffin, Assistant Director at the Children’s Centre office.
775 Progress Avenue
Sara Macaulay, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kendis Laffin, Assistant Director: email@example.com