Who We Are
REKSAP at Regina was established by a group of parents and the Principal (Meryl Bogart) of Regina Street Public School in 1984 with an enrollment of 15 school age children. In 2006 the Principal at Severn Public School (Dave Petrie) was instrumental in the expansion of our program to the Severn location. We have grown over the years to meet the needs of our community and expanded our enrollment to 170 children. We are a licensed, non-profit child care program operating Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 12 months of the year. Our Board of Directors is comprised of parents and community members.
The full time staff at REKSAP Centres For Early Learning are Registered Early Childhood Educators. The part-time staff have training and/or experience appropriate for their position. Our dedicated team of Educators take part in ongoing professional development opportunities to develop and provide an educational play based curriculum. We work cooperatively with parents and families to best meet the needs of the children in our care.
Program Philosophy and Learning Environment
REKSAP Centres For Early Learning provides a safe, well-supervised facility with comfortable atmosphere in which the daily program meets the needs and interests of the participating children. The program goals are to provide both individual and group learning opportunities in both indoor and outdoor environments. The curriculum is designed to allow flexible, spontaneous activities based on the children's interests. Following How Does Learning Happen and ELECT (Early Learning for Every Child Today) document, our Registered Early Childhood Educators provide a stimulating, educational, play-based environment which guides the children's learning, enhances their knowledge and meets their individual developmental needs.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) licenses REKSAP Centres For Early Learning under the Child Care and Early Years Act. The Centre is required to meet all the regulations of this Act, including health and fire regulations dictated by the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Fire Marshal, and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.