Ottawa’s Bilingual Daycare
St-Laurent Academy Early Childhood Education

About our Daycare Program

St-Laurent Academy Early Childhood Education programs are offered bilingually and in French for children aged 10 months to 4 years. Our licensed programs promote a bolstered lifelong learning process in a nurturing environment – one that sets the foundation for academic and social success. We provide various athletic activities including swimming, skating, gymnastics, dance, yoga and other forms of sports and fitness. Provide your child with the best daycare option in Ottawa that features enriched curriculums with weekly hands-on and specialist-led music and science activities.

Our Two Campuses are Located at:

Select spaces are available now – please check with us by phone (613 842-8047) or by email (admin@st-laurentacademy.com). Please note that spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

St-Laurent Academy’s Early Childhood Education program prides itself on offering a differentiated curriculum to accommodate many different learning styles. We respect that every child is individually special and comes from a unique background, and as a result we make it a point to accommodate for diversity in the form of an inclusive environment. We provide equal and engaging opportunities for all and encourage success through recreation, structured hands-on learning activities, sports, fitness, music and art.

Infant Bilingual - 10 to 18 Months

Our bilingual classrooms offer your child the opportunity to become familiar with both of Canada’s official languages, English and French, to help prepare them for educational success and navigate future employment opportunities more smoothly.

Toddler Bilingual - 18 – 30 months

Our bilingual classrooms offer your child the opportunity to become familiar with both English and French to help better prepare them for educational success.

Preschool Bilingual - 2.5 – 4 years

Our bilingual classrooms offer your child the opportunity to become familiar with both of Canada’s official languages to help prepare them for educational and workplace success. Our preschoolers are offered daily physical education programming, including everything from taekwondo, gymnastics, dance and yoga to various sports activities, all of which are taught in our gym by our Physical Education Specialist. On occasion, students also go off-site for skating.

Preschool French - 2.5 – 4 years

We offer both a bilingual and a French preschool class for all students. Our preschoolers are offered daily physical education programming, including everything from taekwondo, gymnastics, dance and yoga to various sports activities, all of which are taught in our gym by our Physical Education Specialist.

2019 - 2020 School Year

A detailed school calendar will be provided to our families at the end of July, which will include field trips, in-school events, school social events, parent teacher meetings, celebration events, progress/report card distribution dates, student schedule distribution date, etc.

Multiple Intelligences

At St-Laurent Academy Elementary & Junior High, we are guided by the Multiple Intelligences Theory (MI Theory), developed by Howard Gardner, a professor of Education at Harvard, in 1983. The MI Theory has been well researched by educators since then, and has enjoyed a great deal of success over the past 25 years. Each child embodies varying levels of these different intelligences, and thus each student has a unique cognitive profile. Traditionally, schools have almost exclusively emphasized the development of logical intelligence and linguistic intelligence (mainly reading & writing). We believe that students are better served by a broader vision of education. Our teachers use different methodologies, exercises and activities to engage all students, not just those who excel at linguistic and logical intelligence. We strive to provide opportunities for our students to use and develop all the different intelligences, and their natural talents. Gardner has identified eight basic types of intelligence:

  • linguistic (“word” smart)
  • logical and mathematical (“number & reasoning” smart)
  • spatial (“picture” smart)
  • musical (“music” smart)
  • kinesthetic (“body” smart)
  • interpersonal (“people” smart)
  • intrapersonal (“self” smart)

Daycare Facilities

St-Laurent Academy’s main campus is centrally located at 641 Sladen Avenue in Ottawa’s Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward area, offering daycare, elementary (K to Grade 8) and high school programs. It is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Manor Park, Beacon Hill, Rothwell Heights, Cardinal Heights, and Montfort. The school is nestled in a residential area and is adjacent to Forbes Park. The classroom experience also extends outside the walls of our facilities in the form of monthly field trips, visits to our auxiliary location at the Ottawa Athletic Club, through excursions to our Outdoor Classroom located at Macoun Marsh and also through partnerships within local communities.

Athletics

St-Laurent Academy and the Ottawa Athletic Club (OAC) have partnered to offer a SECOND licensed Daycare program at Ottawa’s premiere fitness facility.

Our Ottawa Athletic Club daycare location is situated at 2525 Lancaster Road in Ottawa. Located near the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Canada Science & Technology Museum, surrounded by the neighbourhoods of Sheffield Glen and Hawthorne Meadows and situated near access to and from the Trans-Canada Highway. The daycare at the OAC accommodates children aged 6 months to 4 years old in clean, secure and highly maintained facilities that are designed to protect and energize staff, students and visitors. Daily physical education activities are provided to students over 18 months old including swimming, yoga and many other forms of sports and fitness.

In addition, this large, spacious and well-staffed multipurpose club is the perfect environment for continued learning, with bilingual and French daycare programming helping to bolster your child’s fluency in both of Canada’s official languages. We also provide weekly science and music programming to stimulate curiosity and engagement. The OAC also provides positive school-home partnerships through daily open communication and attentive motivation by our specialists. Visit us today for a tour of this beautiful and expansive facility.

Parent Manual

To learn more about our programs and policies view our parent manual.

Uniform Ordering

School uniforms are mandatory for St-Laurent Academy students, beginning in preschool. Uniforms can be ordered from Lands End online or by phone, and they will be delivered to your home. Lands End is known for excellent quality and great customer service, and throughout the year they offer many promotions. Be sure to add yourself to their email list for notifications on promotions for school uniforms.

Before & After Care

As a convenience to working families, we offer pre-care in the morning from 7:00 am to 8:00 am, and post-care at the end of the day from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Children are grouped by program and participate in organized craft activities, free-play and outdoor play.

Volunteering

There are many ways that parents can volunteer at St-Laurent Academy Daycare. Please contact our Daycare Program Supervisor to find an upcoming opportunity: Gisele Umurungi, Daycare Program Supervisor 613-842-8047, 223 daycaresupervisor@st-laurentacademy.com

Health Policies

The following policies are in place for the health and safety of all students and staff, as well as to reduce the spread of illness:

  • If a child’s fever reaches 38.5 C/101 F, a parent will be called to pick them up immediately.
  • If a child has diarrhea more than twice in one day, a parent will be called to pick them up immediately.
  • If a child vomits, a parent will be called to pick them up immediately.
  • If a child is unusually lethargic and cannot participate in classroom activities, a parent will be called to retrieve them.
  • If a child has any two of the following symptoms, a parent will be called to pick them up immediately: fever, cough, muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, green nasal discharge, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.

Students must stay home until their fever has been absent for 24 hours. They should only return to school when they are symptom-free (other than a residual cough) and able to participate in daily activities. If in doubt, please consult with a doctor before returning to school. Should we detect a rash or other skin lesion, a parent will be called to pick up their child. A child can only return to the classroom when they are rash-free or with a doctor’s note.

Interested in St-Laurent Academy?

St-Laurent Academy offers a continuous admissions process for daycare through high school. We believe that you should experience a school before you choose it. In order to enrol the school principal must first provide each family with an offer of admission. Please follow the link below to start your application process!

About our Daycare Program

St-Laurent Academy Early Childhood Education programs are offered bilingually and in French for children aged 10 months to 4 years. Our licensed programs promote a bolstered lifelong learning process in a nurturing environment – one that sets the foundation for academic and social success. We provide various athletic activities including swimming, skating, gymnastics, dance, yoga and other forms of sports and fitness. Provide your child with the best daycare option in Ottawa that features enriched curriculums with weekly hands-on and specialist-led music and science activities.

Our Two Campuses are Located at:

Select spaces are available now – please check with us by phone (613 842-8047) or by email (admin@st-laurentacademy.com). Please note that spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

St-Laurent Academy’s Early Childhood Education program prides itself on offering a differentiated curriculum to accommodate many different learning styles. We respect that every child is individually special and comes from a unique background, and as a result we make it a point to accommodate for diversity in the form of an inclusive environment. We provide equal and engaging opportunities for all and encourage success through recreation, structured hands-on learning activities, sports, fitness, music and art.

Infant Bilingual - 10 to 18 Months

Our bilingual classrooms offer your child the opportunity to become familiar with both of Canada’s official languages, English and French, to help prepare them for educational success and navigate future employment opportunities more smoothly.

Toddler Bilingual - 18 – 30 months

Our bilingual classrooms offer your child the opportunity to become familiar with both English and French to help better prepare them for educational success.

Preschool Bilingual - 2.5 – 4 years

Our bilingual classrooms offer your child the opportunity to become familiar with both of Canada’s official languages to help prepare them for educational and workplace success. Our preschoolers are offered daily physical education programming, including everything from taekwondo, gymnastics, dance and yoga to various sports activities, all of which are taught in our gym by our Physical Education Specialist. On occasion, students also go off-site for skating.

Preschool French - 2.5 – 4 years

We offer both a bilingual and a French preschool class for all students. Our preschoolers are offered daily physical education programming, including everything from taekwondo, gymnastics, dance and yoga to various sports activities, all of which are taught in our gym by our Physical Education Specialist.

2019 - 2020 School Year

A detailed school calendar will be provided to our families at the end of July, which will include field trips, in-school events, school social events, parent teacher meetings, celebration events, progress/report card distribution dates, student schedule distribution date, etc.

Multiple Intelligences

At St-Laurent Academy Elementary & Junior High, we are guided by the Multiple Intelligences Theory (MI Theory), developed by Howard Gardner, a professor of Education at Harvard, in 1983. The MI Theory has been well researched by educators since then, and has enjoyed a great deal of success over the past 25 years. Each child embodies varying levels of these different intelligences, and thus each student has a unique cognitive profile. Traditionally, schools have almost exclusively emphasized the development of logical intelligence and linguistic intelligence (mainly reading & writing). We believe that students are better served by a broader vision of education. Our teachers use different methodologies, exercises and activities to engage all students, not just those who excel at linguistic and logical intelligence. We strive to provide opportunities for our students to use and develop all the different intelligences, and their natural talents. Gardner has identified eight basic types of intelligence:

  • linguistic (“word” smart)
  • logical and mathematical (“number & reasoning” smart)
  • spatial (“picture” smart)
  • musical (“music” smart)
  • kinesthetic (“body” smart)
  • interpersonal (“people” smart)
  • intrapersonal (“self” smart)

Daycare Facilities

St-Laurent Academy’s main campus is centrally located at 641 Sladen Avenue in Ottawa’s Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward area, offering daycare, elementary (K to Grade 8) and high school programs. It is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Manor Park, Beacon Hill, Rothwell Heights, Cardinal Heights, and Montfort. The school is nestled in a residential area and is adjacent to Forbes Park. The classroom experience also extends outside the walls of our facilities in the form of monthly field trips, visits to our auxiliary location at the Ottawa Athletic Club, through excursions to our Outdoor Classroom located at Macoun Marsh and also through partnerships within local communities.

Athletics

St-Laurent Academy and the Ottawa Athletic Club (OAC) have partnered to offer a SECOND licensed Daycare program at Ottawa’s premiere fitness facility.

Our Ottawa Athletic Club daycare location is situated at 2525 Lancaster Road in Ottawa. Located near the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Canada Science & Technology Museum, surrounded by the neighbourhoods of Sheffield Glen and Hawthorne Meadows and situated near access to and from the Trans-Canada Highway. The daycare at the OAC accommodates children aged 6 months to 4 years old in clean, secure and highly maintained facilities that are designed to protect and energize staff, students and visitors. Daily physical education activities are provided to students over 18 months old including swimming, yoga and many other forms of sports and fitness.

In addition, this large, spacious and well-staffed multipurpose club is the perfect environment for continued learning, with bilingual and French daycare programming helping to bolster your child’s fluency in both of Canada’s official languages. We also provide weekly science and music programming to stimulate curiosity and engagement. The OAC also provides positive school-home partnerships through daily open communication and attentive motivation by our specialists. Visit us today for a tour of this beautiful and expansive facility.

Parent Manual

To learn more about our programs and policies view our parent manual.

Uniform Ordering

School uniforms are mandatory for St-Laurent Academy students, beginning in preschool. Uniforms can be ordered from Lands End online or by phone, and they will be delivered to your home. Lands End is known for excellent quality and great customer service, and throughout the year they offer many promotions. Be sure to add yourself to their email list for notifications on promotions for school uniforms.

Before & After Care

As a convenience to working families, we offer pre-care in the morning from 7:00 am to 8:00 am, and post-care at the end of the day from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Children are grouped by program and participate in organized craft activities, free-play and outdoor play.

Volunteering

There are many ways that parents can volunteer at St-Laurent Academy Daycare. Please contact our Daycare Program Supervisor to find an upcoming opportunity: Gisele Umurungi, Daycare Program Supervisor 613-842-8047, 223 daycaresupervisor@st-laurentacademy.com

Health Policies

The following policies are in place for the health and safety of all students and staff, as well as to reduce the spread of illness:

  • If a child’s fever reaches 38.5 C/101 F, a parent will be called to pick them up immediately.
  • If a child has diarrhea more than twice in one day, a parent will be called to pick them up immediately.
  • If a child vomits, a parent will be called to pick them up immediately.
  • If a child is unusually lethargic and cannot participate in classroom activities, a parent will be called to retrieve them.
  • If a child has any two of the following symptoms, a parent will be called to pick them up immediately: fever, cough, muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, green nasal discharge, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.

Students must stay home until their fever has been absent for 24 hours. They should only return to school when they are symptom-free (other than a residual cough) and able to participate in daily activities. If in doubt, please consult with a doctor before returning to school. Should we detect a rash or other skin lesion, a parent will be called to pick up their child. A child can only return to the classroom when they are rash-free or with a doctor’s note.

Interested in St-Laurent Academy?

St-Laurent Academy offers a continuous admissions process for daycare through high school. We believe that you should experience a school before you choose it. In order to enrol the school principal must first provide each family with an offer of admission. Please follow the link below to start your application process!

The Advantage

St-Laurent Academy has the facilities to meet the needs for all Daycare programs. These continually updated facilities include:

  • Full-Sized Gym with Change Rooms
  • Computer Lab Outfitted with Mac Computers
  • Science Lab
  • Art Studio
  • Teaching Kitchen
  • Music Room
  • Outdoor Classroom at the Macoun Marsh
  • Bright, Large Classrooms with Smartboards and TVs
  • Dance Studio
  • Private Resource Classrooms

Our Approach to Learning

At St-Laurent Academy, school takes on a whole different meaning for students as they become fully engaged in all subjects - school becomes fun and rewarding! Guided by the principles of the Multiple Intelligences Theory (Ml Theory) our students are actively engaged with all their senses in every subject. Learning through the different intelligences helps to enhance and strengthen learning experiences, and ultimately brings a sense of pride and achievement to our school community. Our teaching staff works hard to ensure every child is reached in these critical subject areas:

Social and Emotional Development

Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Physical Development

Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

Preschool Science

Preschool Science

Language and Math Development

Language and Math Development

Baby Signs

Baby Signs

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you

For general inquiries, or if you would like to schedule a visit day to either of our locations please complete the form. We look forward to hearing from you!

641 Sladen Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1K 2S8

613-842-8047

613-842-9956

admin@st-laurentacademy.com


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