Umbrella child care programs are located within Shannen Koostachin Elementary School
Offering families affordable, inclusive, and nurturing environments where children explore, learn, and grow, realizing their full potential.
Full Day Care for Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
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 Shannen Koostachin 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 imagine having my daughter anywhere else. I have absolute trust and comfort with the staff's ability to take care of my child.
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.
Exploring new things
The educators wrapped up toys in tinfoil for the infants to explore. They seemed to be interested in this new activity… pulling the pieces off and revealing what was inside. It was like unwrapping presents!
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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