4 new private daycares

With good childcare spots always at a premium, it’s never too early to start checking out daycare centres in your area. Here are four centres that are either quite new, are expanding or opening soon. They offer a range of options: kindergarten preparedness, organic meals and one with a secure outdoor play space downtown.

 

Garderie 7 Prom Ronald

This daycare focuses on educational and social development. Children take part in a bilingual academic program, have outdoor activities and educational toys.

Age: 9 months to 5 years old
Location: Prom Ronald, Montreal West.
Time: Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $35 a day per child or $40 a day with snacks and lunch included.

For more information, call (514) 915-7580 or visit www.garderiemontrealouest.ca


Académie Préscolaire Mont-Royal

The Académie Préscolaire Mont-Royal has recently expanded and now has additional nursery and preschool spots. They have a bilingual educational program to help prepare kids for kindergarten.

Age: infants to 5 years old
Location: 4480 Cote De Liesse Rd., #190, T.M.R.
Time: Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $50 for children aged 18 months to 5 years old. $55 for children under 18 months.

For more information, call (514) 937-1662 or visit www.apmr.ca


Garderie les Amis du Monde

This small bilingual daycare organizes activities around themes and offers games, storytime, arts and crafts and more. Their closed-in backyard provides children with a safe environment to play outside.

Age: 18 months to 5 years old
Location: 990 Hotel de Ville Ave., Montreal, on the main floor of the Montreal Chinese Hospital.
Time: Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $35 per child includes breakfast, hot lunch and two snacks.

For more information, call (514) 875-9229.


Talents123 Educational Centre (opening September 2013)

If you’re really planning ahead, this Nun’s Island daycare is slated to open next fall. Talents123 Educational Centre plans to offer a bilingual educational program with small class sizes and organic meals.

Age: 5 months to 5 years old.
Location: 40 Place du Commerce, Suite 7, Nun’s Island.
Time: Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Call for details

For more information, call (514) 303-4140 or visit www.talents123.ca