Mindiwin Manido Daycare
Mindiwin Manido means 'Gifts from the Spirit'. At our centre all children are gifts that are cherished and nurtured. Our goal is to offer a program of the highest quality and is designed to meet the needs of the child. Our program includes a daily routine of: free play (child initiated activities), outdoor play, small group time (staff initiated activities), lunch and rest time.
Our program reflects the traditional values and beliefs of our community with opportunities for children to participate in these activities. Children benefit by attending community ceremonies and gatherings. Traditional activities are taught through storytelling, dance, smudge, traditional games, drumming, songs, crafts and language. In order to revive the Algonquin language, Barry Sarazin teaches the language to preschoolers in the daycare.
While it is important for children to learn about their own culture it is equally important to teach children about the bigger world so that they appreciate all diversities, including other cultures and persons with Special Needs.