LOCAL DAYCARE at a GLANCE By Trish Bongard Godfrey

Children are such an important part of our community, and so is quality childcare service. As a mother myself, I know how hard it can be to find the right daycare for your child. Luckily, the neighbourhoods around St. Clair West offer plenty of options for children of all ages, from infancy through elementary school. I’ve compiled a list of all the licensed daycares in our area. (Private daycare’s exist as well, but they aren’t regulated or inspected by the City, so I haven’t included them.)

To learn more about daycare licensing and inspections, or to see maps of daycare’s by ward, visit the City of Toronto website (www1.toronto.ca). For more information and resources for parents, contact Mothercraft (416-483-0511, www.mothercraft.ca) or our local Parenting and Family Literacy Centre (416-394-2388).


Cedarvale B & A School Program – Ages 6 to 12 years. 145 Ava Rd. (Eglinton/Bathurst). Contact: 416-658-1874.

Helene Comay Nursery School – Ages 2 ½ to 4 years. 601 Christie St. (Christie/St. Clair). Contact: 647-406-4369.

Hippo Nursery School – Ages 18 months to 6 years. 729 St Clair Ave. W. (Christie/St. Clair). Contact: 416-651-6718.

Holy Blossom Pre-School – Ages 18 months to 6 years. 1950 Bathurst St. (Bathurst/Eglinton). Contact: 416-789-3291 x240.

Humewood Day Care Centre – Ages 18 months to 12 years. 15 Cherrywood Ave. (Humewood). Contact: 416-658-8886.

Humewood House Infant Centre – Ages 0 to 18 months. 40 Humewood Dr. (Humewood). Contact: 416-651-5657 x225.

J.R. Wilcox Day Care Centre – Ages 18 months to 12 years. 231 Ava Rd. (Eglinton/Marlee Ave.). Contact: 416-656-1781.

Little Hearts Child Care – Ages 18 months to 4 years. 587 Oakwood Ave. (Oakwood/Eglinton). Contact: 416-784-1360 or.

Lycée Francais de Toronto – Ages 2 ½ to 6 years. 2327 Dufferin St. (Dufferin/Eglinton). Contact: 416-924-1789.

Maplewood Before and After School Care – Ages 6 to 12 years. Cherrywood Ave. (Humewood). Contact: 647-281-1924.

McMurrich Co-Op Play School – Ages 2 ½ to 6 years. 115 Winona Dr. (Winona/St. Clair). Contact: 416-653-7557.

McMurrich Sprouts Daycare – Ages 0 to 12 years. 115 Winona Dr. (Winona/St. Clair). Contact: 416-656-7957.

Oakwood Children’s House – Ages 2 ½ to 4 years. Winona Dr. (Oakwood/St. Clair). Contact: 416-656-3831.

O’Happy Day Daycare – Ages 1 month to 6 years. 94 Vaughan Rd. (Vaughan/St. Clair). Contact: 416-656-2929.

St. Alphonsus Day Care – Ages 18 months to 12 years. 540 St. Clair Ave. W. (Vaughan/St. Clair). Contact: 416-651-2664.

St. Bernadette’s Family Resource Centre – Ages 18 months to 12 years. 20 Bansley Ave. (Oakwood/Eglinton). Contact: 416-397-6300.

St. Michael and All Angels Day Care Centre – Ages  6 weeks to 6 years. 611 St Clair Ave W. (Bathurst / St. Clair). Contact: 416-653-1424

Sunflower Montessori Daycare – Ages 18 months to 6 years. 582 Oakwood Ave. (Oakwood/Eglinton). Contact: 416-656-6300.

Wychwood Tigers Daycare Centre – Ages 2 1/2 to 12 years. 44 Hilton Avenue (Bathurst / St. Clair). Contact: 416-532-1841

Vaughan Road Child Care Centre – Ages 0 to 12 years.  c/o Vaughan Road Academy  529 Vaughan Road (Oakwood / Vaughan) Contact: 416-658-1874

Village Shul Tots Together Preschool – Ages 21 months to 4 years. 1072 Eglinton Ave. W. (Allan Expy./Eglinton). Contact: 416-785-1107

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