Our Preschool Program is currently full.
Please email us to be added to our waitlist.
Time: Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30
Ages: 2 – 4 years
We offer part time (2 or 3 days/week) and full time (5 days/week) spaces.
Terms: September – December / January – March / April – June
Cost: See below for monthly rates
Location: 1043 Bathurst Street Toronto
To Register: See below for more information.
Unhurried. Playful. Creative.
We offer high-quality, emergent programming that promotes independence and curiosity. Our small class size of 5 ensures a calm and nurturing environment for all children. We recognize that art, music, nature and play are essential to early childhood development. Our team consists of one Early Childhood Educator and one ECE Student. Both educators have ten years of experience providing care for children. Our staff ratio to child ratio is 2:5. We offer one plant-based and nut-free snack that follows Canada’s Food Guide recommendations.
Our program is focused on outdoor, nature based education. We currently spend the majority of the day outdoors (yes, that means that we’re outdoors in all weather!) We do come indoors to warm up on cold or rainy days.
We accept children ages 2-4 in our Preschool program.
We are not a licensed childcare program and only accept five children in each morning/afternoon program.
Our View of the Child
Capable. Competent. Unique.
At Gathering Wild, we strive to support your child’s individuality. We see the development of a positive self-image as the foundation for learning.
By trusting children to make their own choices and take risks, we are allowing them to trust themselves and further their sense of wonder.
Nurturing. Challenging. Inclusive.
In a trusting and supportive environment children gain the confidence to take risks, follow their interests, and problem solve. Our small class size of five, means a slower pace and a relaxed atmosphere. Our preschool setting recognizes that learning happens when children are challenged and engaged. As children’s interests and abilities shift, the environment adapts to meet their needs which encourages further exploration.
Relationship Focused. Supportive. Experienced.
With 20 years combined experience, Kylie and Tennyson are passionate about creating environments where children can thrive and feel loved.
Kylie is an RECE and musician whose patience and bubbly nature allows for children to flourish.
Tennyson is a Textile Artist who has worked as a Nanny for the last ten years. She has previously studied Social Work as well as Sculpture/Installation, and is currently working towards her ECE diploma at Humber College.
Please email us to arrange a meet and greet before registering for our program. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we prefer to do this via phone or video call.
Prior to meet and greet, please email us a completed registration form. (This is a fill-able PDF form. To complete the form, please download through the link below.)
Please refer to the program which you are signing up for in the memo line , as well as the number of days you would like to enroll in (e.g. Preschool, Tuesday + Wednesday).
Our program is currently FULL. Please email us to be added to our waitlist. Due to high COVID numbers, preference will be given to families seeking Full Time care, and to siblings of children already enrolled in our programs. Thank you for understanding.
As of July 30th 2020, Gathering Wild monthly preschool fees are as follows:
|Part-time (2 days/week)||$360 +HST ($406.80)|
|Part-time (3 days/week)||$540 + HST($610.20)|
|Full-time (5 days/week)||$900 + HST($1017.00)|
Payment is due on the last Friday of every month. A payment schedule will be emailed to all registered families.
We accept e-transfer, cash, and cheque. E-transfers can be sent to email@example.com. Cheques can be made out to Gathering Wild.
Cash and cheques can be dropped off in our mailbox. We issue receipts upon payment.
“Kylie was the RECE in my daughter’s kindergarten class for both JK and SK. She was amazing with all the children but my daughter really bonded with her. My daughter suffers from anxiety and at the time was undiagnosed. But Kylie handled her with the utmost care and compassion. I wish this program was in the city we live in so I could enroll my children.” – Jenn Kaustinen
“As our nanny, Tennyson has created an experiential learning environment in our home in order to foster our son’s safety, well-being, and positive development. She has ensured that our son had ample opportunities to develop and use his gross and fine motor skills, with a focus on unstructured outdoor exploration and play, as well as art and music-making. Tennyson encourages our son to gain independence, while teaching him self-regulation. We anticipate that our son will be very well-prepared, emotionally, physically and developmentally, for school and life!” – Alison Nielsen-Jones and Andrew Crawford