Our St. Ann location is situated within St. Ann school at 1130 Georgina Avenue. We have a separate entrance around the back of the school, across the playground from the parking lot.
We are licensed for 48 children: 10 toddlers, 16 preschool-aged children, and 22 school-aged children. Our school age program shares a program space with the kindergarten class from 3:20 PM to 5:30 PM.
Our Assistant Director also acts as the Supervisor of our St. Ann location – Amanda Brizard. She is a Registered Early Childhood Educator who has been with Mahmowenchike Family Development Centre since 2014. To reach the Assistant Director, please call (807) 473-5848 ext. 1.
Our Pedagogical Lead, Kate, also operates primarily out of our St. Ann location.
Our Assistant Food Preparer, Albina, is located at our St. Ann location and assists with serving and tidying up lunch, as well as prepares morning and afternoon snack for the St. Ann location.
We currently employ 6 regular educators at our St. Ann location. We strive to hire qualified, knowledgeable educators with an educational background and experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. A knowledge of child development, an awareness of the Indigenous traditions, culture, and language is essential. Everyone at our centre works together as a team to provide a positive, responsive environment geared towards children and families.
Toddler Program (18 months-2 1/2 years)
Our toddler program is licensed for up to 10 toddlers with 2 educators. The staff-to-child ratio for toddlers is 1 staff member for every 5 children.
The toddler program is based on building the childrens’ self-esteem and confidence and assisting them in developing self-help skills and independence. The children partake in individual and group activities in an engaging environment. The educators place an emphasis on setting up an appropriate environment to assist in the development of their independence and allowing them to take appropriate risks.
Our toddler educators are Jackie (RECE) and Kaitlyn.
To reach our toddler program, please call (807) 473-5848 ext. 4.
Preschool Program (2 1/2 years-JK)
Our preschool program is licensed for up to 16 preschoolers with 2 educators. The staff-to-child ratio for preschoolers is 1 staff member for every 8 children.
The preschool program is based on enhancing the children’s learning through play. The children participate in child-led activities both indoors and outdoors to further develop their skills. They engage in activities such as creative art experiences, early literacy activities, motor skills, and dramatic play. The educators follow the childrens’ lead, being responsive to the children’s interests and creating meaningful learning experiences.
Our preschool educators are Amanda D. (RECE) and Sandra.
To reach our preschool program, please call (807) 473-5848 ext. 2.
School Age Program (JK to age 12)
Our school age program is licensed for up to 22 school aged children, however, it is currently being operated at a maximum capacity of 15 children with 1 educator. The staff-to-child ratio for school aged children is 1 staff member for every 15 children.
The school age program is based on meeting the unique individual needs of the school-aged child in an informal, relaxed environment in which each child can make activity choices within a recreational atmosphere. The educator will provide stimulating, challenging, and fun experiences through creative art, science and exploration, language, and physical activities. These activities intertwine with the Indigenous culture, promoting identity, language, and culture retention for the children.
Our St. Ann site will be offering both before and after school programming for the 2022-2023 school year. We will only be able to accept children who attend St. Ann school at this time.
Our school age educators are Laura (RECE) and Kate (RECE).
To reach the school age program, please call (807) 473-5848 ext. 3.