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A Vision for the Future of Child Care
30 Bathurst Drive · Waterloo, ON N2V 1V6 · (519) 880-9021


Program Goals and Objectives

At Butterfly Learning Centre, we strive to:

  • Ensure a safe and healthy environment
  • Provide an environment which supports the child’s sense of well-being and competence as well as social and physical development.
  • Provide reliable and flexible care to meet the needs of working parents.
  • Provide consistent, nurturing, individual attention for the child.
  • Promote positive family relationships.
  • Provide case management for children with special needs, in co-operation with local agencies.
  • Provide a supporting working environment for staff, with opportunities for professional growth.

Child Guidance Policy

At the Butterfly Learning Centre, we use a positive approach to guide children. Each situation and child is dealt with individually. Methods include:

  • Redirection: Guiding a child into acceptable options when engaged in an unacceptable activity
  • Natural or Logical Consequences: Attempting to make the child aware of the result of his/her actions.
  • Limit Setting: Boundaries are developed by the teach for the children as a group and for individual children according to each situation.
  • Modelling: Demonstration of appropriate ways of interacting.
  • Offering Choices: Appropriate choices are outlined and children are encouraged to make decisions for themselves.
  • Anticipating Trouble: Planning and preparing the environment.
  • Ignoring: Some inappropriate behaviour can be ignore with more emphasis given to appropriate behaviour
  • Positive Reinforcement: Showing genuine approval when children are engaged in positive activity.

Prohibited Practices

Any practice based on a negative control technique is not part of the Butterfly Learning Centre’s Child Management Techniques. Such prohibited practices include:

  • Harsh discipline of any kind, such as
    • Corporal punishment
    • Deprivation of food or normal activity other than a brief time alone
    • Confinement in a lockable space
  • Verbal abuse including
    • Humiliation
    • Threatening
    • Swearing
    • Harassment
    • Yelling
    • Sarcastic comments
    • Discussion of a child within any child’s hearing
  • Any type of behaviour that is sexually abusive
  • Lack of supervision including
    • Diverted attention for frequent or extended periods
    • Leaving children unsupervised

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"Butterfly was my first choice for care for my son. I have peace of mind knowing he is well taken care of by qualified educators."

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