Schoolhouse Playcare Centres of Durham provides a strong foundation of life long learning and discovery through play-based child care.



Inspiring a journey of learning and personal growth for every child.



Fun and Friendship: We create challenging, fun and rewarding experiences that nurture the formation of lasting friendships.

Respect and Inclusiveness: We create an inclusive family environment where everyone belongs. 

Child-Focused: We support every child's unique strengths, needs and character in all that we do. 

Caring and Nurturing: We ensure a safe and secure environment where every child feels loved and nurtured to discover and grow. 

Family and Partnerships: We collaborate with parents in their child's care and foster external relationships with partners that champion quality child care for all. 



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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