Schoolhouse Playcare Centres of Durham is a non-profit charitable organization serving children from 0 – 12 years of age across Durham Region.

Our Mission

To provide best in class, responsive, inclusive programs and services for children and families

Our Vision

Children will have a strong foundation to meet their full potential

Our Values

  • Belonging – we acknowledge and value the individual perspectives, thoughts, beliefs, and ideas of others and create spaces for everyone to belong
  • Collaboration – we foster meaningful partnerships and collaborations to meet the diverse needs of the communities we serve
  • Innovation – we proactively seek unique ways to create and adapt to change, to inspire the healthy growth and development of others


Diversity Statement:

At Schoolhouse Playcare Centres of Durham we respect and celebrate the rich diversity of our employees, placement students, volunteers and families. We recognize these individuals represent all dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, gender, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, family structure, age, education, physical and cognitive ability, and socio-economic status. Everyone brings with them a different set of perspectives, thoughts, beliefs, and ideas.  This diversity continuously challenges us to reflect on our practices and do better.   We fundamentally believe that all individuals should feel welcomed within our spaces and should always be treated equitably. The experience of our employees, placement students, volunteers and families will be free from discrimination and will comply with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Ontario Employment Standards Act.

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