Umbrella child care programs are located within Helen Detwiler Elementary School
Offering families affordable, inclusive, and nurturing environments where children explore, learn, and grow, realizing their full potential.
Before & After School Care
Nutritious Food & Snacks Provided
Drop off as early as 7am, Pick-up as late as 6 pm
PA Day and School Break Programs
City Subsidy Accepted
Our programs at Umbrella Helen Detwiler provide a variety of experiences for children based on their interests, inquiries, and developing skills.
Educators use the Ministry of Education document “How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years” as a guide in supporting developmentally appropriate practice. Programs are centred around four foundations for optimal learning and healthy development: Belonging, Well-Being, Engagement, and Expression.
I couldn't be any happier with our experience! The kids absolutely love the staff and friends they have made. The meals are exceptional and healthy. I would highly recommend Umbrella to anyone!!
We use Storypark to involve you in your child’s learning journey.
The Storypark app allows educators to communicate with individual families, send messages to groups and share information about children’s daily routines. Most importantly, they can share stories highlighting the incredible play-based learning experiences that children engage in throughout the day.
What happens when you add baking soda to lemon juice?
The kinders wanted to find out so we decided it was time for an experiment. They rolled the lemons to loosen the juice and then the educator cut the bottom off so it could sit flat. They used popsicle sticks to stir the pulp and juice and make a hole in the middle and then added dish soap, food colouring and baking soda. The baking soda reacted with the citrus juice and there was frothing. The children wanted to try vinegar too so we added some and there was an even bigger reaction!
How can I enroll my child?
The first step is to visit our online portal and enter your care request. The portal will show you the locations that are closest to your address for the program/age you need for your child.
Subsidy accepted here :)
Families can apply for Child Care Fee Subsidy through the City of Hamilton, which helps with the cost of licensed child care. Families may continue to be responsible for a daily fee, but the amount is based on the individual circumstances of the family.
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