Preschool


Our Preschool is currently full.

Looking for a drop off program for your preschooler? Our Wildlings Club has availability for the upcoming year! Learn more here
Wildlings Club

Please contact us to be put on the waitlist. Thank you!


Time: Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30
Ages: 2 – 4 years
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.


Our Program
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 educators have over ten years of experience providing care for children. Our staff ratio to child ratio is 1:5. We offer one plant-based and nut-free snack that follows Canada’s Food Guide recommendations.

We are not a licensed childcare program and only accept five children each day.

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.

Our Environment
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.

Check out a video tour of our indoor and outdoor spaces here: https://gatheringwild.ca/about-us/ !

To Register

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.
Below is our Registration Form. It is a fillable PDF. Click the link and download to fill it out.

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.

Fees

As of January 2021, Gathering Wild monthly preschool fees are as follows:

ProgramRate
Part-time (2 days/week)$400 +HST ($452.00)
Part-time (3 days/week)$600 + HST ($678.00)
Part-time (4 days/week)$800 + HST ($904.00)
Full-time (5 days/week)$1000 + HST ($1130.00)

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 gatheringwildtoronto@gmail.com. Cheques can be made out to Gathering Wild.
Cash and cheques can be dropped off in our mailbox.

Handbook


“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