Tallahassee: Our Image of the Child
We believe All children are;
Adventurous: open minded, curious, inquisitive, explorers and energetic.
Accepting: inclusive, compassionate, respectful, sharing, trusting, happy, friendly, loving, spiritual and social.
Confident: proud, determined, resilient and independent
Before and After School Program
Our school age program provides care for children enrolled at
Horizon, Oceanview and Seaside Elementary School.
The before school program starts at 6:45 am,
Horizon children are walked over at 8:20am
Ocean View Children are walked up at 8:15 am
Seaside children leave at 8:05 am
Our After School Program closes at 5:30pm
The after-School staff will walk up to get the children at Ocean View that are in grades Primary to Three.
Seaside children will walk up to school in the before school program and back to our centre after school. Parents will be required to sign a release form for children going to Sea Side Elementary.
Please contact us right away if your child will not be attending that day.
The Halifax Recreation Department runs In-service Camps, March Break Camp and Summer Camps. Register Early to secure your space.
If Schools are closed so is our Centre.
I know nothing of hatred
intolerance, racism, sexism,
homophobia, and prejudice.
I don't yet understand things
like love, compassion,
Integrity, tolerance, human
decency and truth.
For the first, most important
formative years of my life,
all I will know
IS WHAT YOU TEACH ME.
Early Learning Centre
Our Early Learning Centre is open from 7:00 to 5:00 daily.
*Our Centre is closed for the last two weeks of August every year.*
We provide care for children from 10mths of age until they go to school. We currently have one infant one Junior, one Senior Toddler and one Preschool room.
At Tallahassee, we are inspired by emergent curriculum teaching. This is a way of planning curriculum that focuses on being responsive to children’s interest to create meaningful learning experiences. Children thrive and learn best when their interests are captured. This involves a lot of creativity and flexibility on the part of the teachers. There is no knowing where the learning will end up, but this makes the curriculum more exciting for the teachers and children. We believe outdoor learning is just as valuable as indoor. We make frequent visits to Fisherman's Cove and our local gardens.
We provide a safe comfortable environment for learning and living for all children. Our goal is to meet the developmental and educational needs of all the children and everyone to be able to participate in all activities. All children will be accepted into our facility according to availability.
Partners and Support staff
We work in partnership with Early Interventionists, NS hearing and Speech, Occupational therapists, IWK staff, school learning centers, among others. This allows to better support the development of the whole child.