Our Educational Program in Montreal: Welcoming Early Childhood

Our daycare centre follows the educational program of the Ministry of Family and Seniors: Welcoming early childhood. Its main objective is to provide children with quality child care services based on the 5 basic principles:


  • Each child is unique.

  • The child is the first agent of his or her development.

  • Child development is a global and integrated process.

  • Children learn through play.

  • Collaboration between the educational staff and the parents is essential to the harmonious development of the child.

Healthy lifestyle habits

At Garderie Les Minibulles we value and promote healthy lifestyle habits such as healthy eating, active play and gross motor skills. We must accompany children in their physical activity so that it becomes an integrated action in the child's life. We must modify their environment to make it conducive to healthy lifestyles.

The structure of the premises

Site structuring includes the layout of the premises, common areas and courtyard, as well as children's access to varied and quality play equipment. The premises must be functional, safe and organized in order to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All of this must promote the children's autonomy and the efficiency of the educators. The play equipment used must be safe and appropriate, varied, stimulating and versatile, and must support the children's interests.

In the premises, play corners are installed: symbolic games, construction games, plastic art, relaxation, manipulation games, etc. The children's free choice ensures their interest, encouraging their autonomy and naturally promoting exchanges between them.

Each child has an identified locker and a hook. This allows their autonomy and the development of their identity. The premises are clean and regularly disinfected.

 music lessons for children

The relationship with parents

Collaboration between educators and parents is part of one of the basic principles of early childhood education and care and is essential for a child's harmonious development. Trust and respect are important in building a good relationship between the parties. Parents are always welcome at the daycare centre, it creates a sense of belonging to their child's environment. Confidentiality and respect are assured at all times. We support parents in their role and encourage them to foster the development of their child's self-esteem. Various communication strategies are put in place: daily verbal communication with the educator, telephone communication, e-mail or written communication.

The big ones to kindergarten

The mission of Garderie Les Minibulles is to secure the child towards the process of their return to school and to facilitate their passage by offering the maximum of continuous service and act in prevention of adaptation and learning difficulties. Different actions are put in place to help the child towards his entry to school: working on his autonomy, activities allowing the child to discover his new environment, visits to the school and/or teachers. A document can be filled out by the educator if the school requests it.

In our daycare centre, we have the preschool program. All children from 4 to 5 years old will have a special learning time every day. They will learn numbers, letters, word examples, painting, cutting, etc. For children from 3 to 4 years old, we have the preschool program. They will have a minimum of twice a week to learn the pre-social material.

Every year we have an end of year show. The older children (4-5 years old) present us with a colourful show. Each child is entitled to his or her diploma and graduation photo.

General Information

1590 rue Jean-Talon E,
Montreal, Quebec H2E 1T1


Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 7am to 6pm

Service Area

Montreal, QC


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