About Us

The Carmelite Missionary Sisters, who came from Italy in order to work with the immigrants in Canada, founded St. Alphonsus Child Care Center in March 1967. ​Their goal at the time was to provide working parents a place to keep their young ones in a safe and caring environment that could allow the children to learn and play alongside peers and positive role models. ​To this day St. Alphonsus Child Care Center continues to demonstrate those same values. We promote healthy and positive interactions and believe in play-based learning and want children to take the lead of their own discoveries. We do this by following Emergent Curriculum and providing the children with developmental and age appropriate curriculum. 

Our Philosophy

St. Alphonsus Child Care Center aspires to:

  • Guide each child to express their uniqueness by learning new things each day while having fun.
  • Create childhood memories that are filled with fun, warmth, security, exploration and discovery.
  • Nurture and encourage the creative and receptive qualities in the children who attend our center. 
  • Believe that each child should have the freedom in expressing themselves and should be encouraged to do so. 
  • Promote teacher-child interactions, yet also see the benefits of social contact among the children themselves. 
  • Believe that each child is a protagonist and must take lead on their learning while we, as educators, are there to help guide them on their journey.

Our Staff


St. Alphonsus Child Care Center employees are reliable, caring and dedicated. You can be sure that each staff is certified First Aid and CPR and have had a Criminal Reference Check (Vulnerable Sector Screen) done prior to employment. 

Our programming staffs are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators and are encouraged to attend workshops throughout the year to ensure that they are kept up to date with the on-going change in children’s curriculum. 

Our cook and supervisor have their Food Handler’s certification from Toronto Public Health. 


At our center, we use Emergent Curriculum to ensure that your child/ren are learning and discovering new things based on their developing cues and interests. Staff are always thinking about new ideas and ways in which to engage the children’s learning because everyone is different!