Dartmouth Day Care Centre was created from a shared vision to create a quality program for families and children in the East Dartmouth area. We were incorporated in 1974 and settled into the basement of St. Luke’s Anglican Church on Veterans Avenue. We started out small with an enrolment of 30 children. In 1987, due to an increased need for childcare in the central Dartmouth area, we expanded to 33 Crichton Avenue. After successfully expanding and operating two full-time childcare programs, the Board of Directors for Dartmouth Day Care Centre approved the movement of the St. Luke’s program to 28 Caledonia Road in 1990. Currently, Dartmouth Day Care Centre provides quality childcare to more than 60 families in the East and Central Dartmouth areas. In 2019, we proudly celebrated 45 years of service to our communities and thank all those involved in helping build a successful organization.
Our Centre provides a high-quality inclusive early childhood education program that includes diversity, cultural respect for community and a holistic framework to support a nurturing environment for all children to reach their full potential. The Dartmouth Day Care Centre is a community-based organization serving the needs of families in the Dartmouth area within the rules of the Day Care Act and its Regulations in the Province of Nova Scotia. The philosophy of Dartmouth Day Care Centre is to provide a warm, safe and stimulating environment for all children in our care.
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Dartmouth Day Care Centre is taking all necessary measures to protect children and staff from the harmful effects of UV Rays. Sun safe practices will be on going throughout the year with extra precautionary measures during the months of May – September. In an effort to keep families and staff informed our sun safety policy is available to all parents and staff. Temperatures and UV index will be posted in a clear visible spot each day for reference.
In accordance with the Nova Scotia Day Care Act and Regulations staff of Dartmouth Day Care Centre will take the following precautions during outdoor play time in the summer months. When the UV Index is high, the following protections will be in place: