Our daycare program at Burnside Drive in Kirkland Lake offers fully licensed, family-oriented childcare with qualified Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs) and offers an inter-cultural environment that celebrates children as competent, capable, curious and rich in potential.
Our daycare program at Burnside Drive in Kirkland Lake offers fully licensed, family-oriented childcare with qualified Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs). Our facility offers an inter-cultural environment that celebrates children as competent, capable, curious and rich in potential. Our blended curriculum will enhance a positive sense of identity and understanding of Indigenous cultures. With visits from our Wisdom Keepers, children receive on-the-land learning and teachings from the Medicine Wheel, as well as the Seven Grandfather Teachings.
Our Burnside Dr. location consists of an Infant Room, Toddler Room, Preschool Room, Early Learning School Readiness Program (ELSRP), and School Aged Room. Lunch and two snacks are provided each day, and field trips and guest speakers occur regularly.
109 Burnside Drive,
Kirkland Lake, ON
Hours of operation:
7AM to 6PM
Monday to Friday
Infant room hours:
7:45AM to 5:00PM
Monday to Friday
1-855-647-7874 ext. 2200
Home childcare offers a family setting within a comfortable home environment, allowing children to feel at ease while learning and growing. This family like grouping allows children of different ages, to be together in the same home. Through this intergenerational grouping, the older children will work with the younger, sharing their knowledge and understanding of their world around them. This develops a strong sense of autonomy within the children and is the traditional way of Indigenous people.
Home childcare providers play an instrumental role in a child’s development. Following a holistic approach to learning, within a nurturing environment, children are exposed to different experiences. Following a strong Indigenous lens, the children experience a strong cultural base that supports the traditions of our local Indigenous communities as well as share knowledge of the Indigenous ways with non-Indigenous children in the home setting.
All home childcare providers meet the Ontario Childcare and Early Years act and regulations.
Providers are screened, trained, inspected, and monitored by our home childcare Supervisor.
Have low child-to-caregiver ratios which allows more personal attention and responsiveness.
Incorporate the principles in the document “How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years” in their planning. The children’s interests guide the program, ensuring the children are learning and growing in a way they enjoy, in an open atmosphere of play.
Can care for children 0 to 12 years old and can provide nutritious meals and snacks.
Have flexible hours for full and part time care. Some homes are open to provide evenings, overnights, and weekend
$47.00 per day (CWELCC: $22.21 per day)
$39.00 per day (CWELCC: $18.43 per day)
$36 per day (CWELCC: $17.01 per day)
Full Day (PD days, Snow days, Summer care)
$36.00 per day (CWELCC: $16.07 per day)
$15 per day (CWELCC: $12 per day)
$17 per day (CWELCC: $12 per day)
Before and After School
$25 per day (CWELCC: $12 per day)
(Requiring care for more than 10 hours per day and/or care after 6pm)
$46 per day (CWELCC: $21.74 per day)
$43 per day (CWELCC: $20.32 per day)
This program is offered for children registered to go to school and is intended for children who will be attending school the following September. This program fosters learning such skills as self-regulation and problem solving— skills that are essential for the growth needed to prepare them for school.
This program is offered from September to June and is free to the community.
Keepers of the Circle Aboriginal Family Learning Centre Child Care Facility offers a strong and vibrant environment for Native families and the community. They do this by supporting the balance in each other and the world around them, according to the teachings of the medicine wheel.