Rocky Forest Daycare

The Rocky Forest Daycare is a fully licensed, pre-accredited daycare facility. On-site at our Home Next Door, our daycare is able to accommodate up to 33 children, ages three months to Kindergarten. The majority of our children are toddler and preschool aged.

WINGS puts children first

The Rocky Forest Daycare is a Reggio Emilia-inspired, child-centered and child-focused daycare.

Our early learning programs are carefully planned to tap into children’s expressed interests and fully engage their imaginations in our daily activities.

To support our children in their growth and development in all areas, the Rocky Forest Daycare is partnered with Genesis Early Learning, drawing on the resources of a valuable team of Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and Behavioural Therapists.

We prepare and provide a Canada Food Guide approved morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack for our children.

A lovely outside play space is accessed year round, providing children with plenty of fresh air and physical activity.

We look forward to meeting you and working with you and your family at the Rocky Forest Daycare!

What is a Reggio Emilia approach to early learning?

The Reggio Emilia approach to teaching young children puts the natural development of children as well as the close relationships that they share with their environment at the centre of its philosophy.

At the Rocky Forest Daycare, we utilize natural objects and found materials in our classroom as much as possible, to teach our children about different ways to be creative within their environment.

Facts About Family Violence

In 2009, 64% of those with children who experienced violence by an ex-spouse indicated that a child had seen or heard the violence.

(About Family Violence.(2015, Jan. 7). Retrieved April 10, 2015, from Government of Canada Department of Justice: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/fv-vf/about-apropos.html)

Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group.

Women's Voices

"I am a mom living in WINGS at the moment with my beautiful kids. I came to WINGS because I was in another shelter, which was only a 21 day stay. They suggested I go to WINGS because they provide support and have programs that help with domestic abuse.

I came to Canada as an immigrant and met my spouse here. I was physically and mentally abused by my spouse. He isolated me from society. I wasn’t allowed to go to work or to school. I wasn’t even allowed to go grocery shopping or to visit family or friends.

WINGS changed that for me. They helped me to grow and showed me that I have the right to be treated as a human being. My counsellor is the best; she helps me to deal with my situation. Now I can speak; I am independent. I can drive a car and I am looking forward to going to school and work. Thanks to WINGS I can get financially stable and they have made me stronger and a more positive person. This place is a home to me and my children and I wish I could stay here forever."