About St. Nicholas
525 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2V 2N1
Opened in 2001, this school-based centre is located in the Laurelwood neighbourhood of north-west Waterloo and offers toddler, preschool, and before and after school care for children in JK to age 12. This centre is conveniently located in the St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School.
Hours of Operation: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Ages Served: 18 months to 12 years
Meals & Snacks:
We serve nutritious meals.
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Full-day Child Care Fees
Summer Camp Fees
Tours and Availability:
Please call or email the Supervisor, Judy Sgarbossa, or Assistant Supervisor, Janeth Rodriquez , to arrange a tour or to inquire about availability.
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St. Nicholas Learning Stories
We love sharing all the learning that is taking place in our programs. Every program at our centre shares a new story each month, so be sure to check back often! You can also email and print each story to share with friends and family.
The preschoolers have been interested in exploring the neighbourhood around our center. To help extend this curiosity, we have been taking regular walks. Children have a say in the direction we go and each walk has led us to a different path to explore. The outdoor environment is our third teacher by letting us observe and explore what we find along the way. Many of the children have been very interested in picking up sticks and collecting rocks. They are excited to bring back their treasures and share what they have found.Read More...
As educators, we try to provide children with a variety of activities for them to enhance their skil...Read More...
The preschoolers have been exploring their sense of imagination in our dramatic play center. Creatin...Read More...
In the month of May, the school-age program engaged in activities that explored STEAM and its variou...Read More...
The weather has been getting warmer which in turn has brought many of our seasonal birds back to our...Read More...
Several children were exploring sand at the sand table. Jingren and Austin used magnets to move in t...Read More...
Our school age program wanted to do something fun before the Easter weekend. As we had conversations...Read More...
St. Nicholas Projects
Projects evolve based on the children's interests, where our educators act as co-learners. Projects are documented in three phases; generating ideas by making a plan, implementing the plan and reflecting on the learning.
Jr. Camp Completed: Summer 2019 RECEs: Ashley and Susan Objectives: To explore the children’s interest in trains and ...Read More...
Jr. Camp Completed: Summer 2018 RECEs: Ashley V. RECE Objectives: To give children a new skill, as well as an ac...Read More...
Jr. Camp Completed: Summer 2016 RECEs: Ashley V. RECE, Lisa S. ECF, and Emily G. RECE Objectives: Children were ...Read More...