The Wee College Bessborough Campus is a one-of-kind experience in the world of afterschool care. Nestled within a former historical military complex in the city’s West End, the center was specially designed by a group of child development experts. It boasts a very non-traditional design that includes 30 foot ceilings that showcase vintage mid-century beam work, and open-concept play space that allows for children to freely explore many different worlds of enrichment programming.
The center is located just behind Bessborough School and is part of a massive revitalization of the West End as new and younger families have populated the areas former military housing units. It offer unique learning programs based on the child’s interests, with the goal of nurturing self-confidence, enhancing social skills and developing leadership qualities – all under the umbrella of fun.
For parents who are familiar with our other Wee College provincially licensed childcare and preschool locations, our Bessborough Campus shares the same philosophy. The Wee College experience is about nurturing an environment that thrives on empowerment, exploration and family – while working to ignite a passion for living, loving and learning that lives and breathes beyond our classroom walls.
For specific information regarding our childcare and afterschool programs please contact the Bessborough Campus Director.
Welcome to Wee College, where imaginations smile.
As a parent, one of the most important choices you make is choosing the best care for your child when you can’t be there. Our goal is to provide the best environment for your child between home and school—balancing education and valuable social skills.
We welcome you to schedule a visit with your local Wee College to see for yourself how our Wee School®curriculum delivers the best experience for your child, and why Community Begins Here.
At Wee College, our team of educators and administrators are focused on the overall development of every child who walks through our doors.
The programs we offer emphasize developing social skills, problem solving strategies and fostering independence through self-sufficiency – as a means for building a strong foundation as children progress from one level to the next.
Our music, phonics, art, physical activity and Kindergarten Readiness curricula are all designed with specific developmental needs of each age group carefully taken into consideration.
Integrated throughout all of our learning programs is a designed emphasis on: Establishing the fundamentals for Well-Being, Learning through Play & Playfulness, Laying the Foundation for Communications & Literacies, as well as Cultivating Diversity & Social Responsibility.
We welcome you to join us in our cleverly designed classrooms, where you will actually see imaginations smile.
As a parent, you are a vital part of your child’s Wee College experience.
Much like your passion and commitment; we take our role as educators and caregivers seriously when it comes to providing quality care and programming designed to meet the developmental needs of your child.
Our formula for success requires a shared partnership with parents who are fully engaged and invested in their child’s learning. Wee College serves as an extension of the family unit – where family and individual values are heightened, regarded and respected.
As parents, your support allows children to demonstrate and apply the skills and knowledge needed to accelerate their potential for early learning success. Together, each milestone achieved is celebrated – whether it’s your child’s first step, a creative yet messy finger painting, or the excitement of your child reading for the first time.
When you enter a Wee College Campus you immediately feel the connection between home, school and community – and every heart that enters leaves a lasting impression.
If we didn’t engage ‘parents as partners’, opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom would be lost. By working together we increase your child’s ability to share and apply their newly learned social skills, interests and abilities into every aspect of their daily lives.
We want parents to have an easy connection with what is taking place at the centre in terms of notices, their child’s activities, programs, events and learning. This online forum is a tool for your child’s educators and administration to communicate with you, the parents!
Through Wee University parents can:
· read notices regarding class activities and events
· review Wee College policies
· access a “sharing page” of activity ideas to try at home
· view postings of pictures and conversations of the children playing, exploring and learning.
· access parent resources and training opportunities
Wee University is a “member only” section of our website for staff and parents of Wee College. You must register as a member in order to access this information.