(for children between 18 months and 4 years)

CICC's integrated half-day program emphasizes individual planning in an enriched, structured and nurturing environment. Children with special needs and those who are typically developing come together in an educational setting and learn from one another. The curriculum supports each child's development and prepares them for kindergarten.

What we Do

  • Teach young children in a safe environment with a low staff to child ratio

  • Develop an Individual Program Plan (IPP) for each child with special needs in consultation with family and therapists

  • Help parents become strong advocates for their child

  • Help  parents access and coordinate with other services elsewhere

  • Guide parents in navigating the school system to ensure a smooth transition into kindergarten

  • Provide employment for young adults with special needs

What the Children Learn

  • An understanding of themselves and their families

  • Concepts such as colours, size, sequences, numbers, letters and shapes

  • Changes that occur in their world such as seasons, holidays, community events

  • Motor skills through daily gym activities

  • Rhythm and movement in a daily music circle

  • Activities to promote fine motor development

  • Sensory play and art

  • Social and imaginative play

  • Life skills such as following a routine, switching between tasks and participating in groups

Who Guides the Children

  • Five teachers with training and experience in Early Childhood Education and Special Education

  • Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and Speech Pathologist when these services are requested by the teacher. Click here for more information on these specialists.

  • Trained adult volunteers, supervised by the teacher, who work one on one with children needing this support

  • University and College students preparing to work in the Early Intervention and Education sectors

Hours & Fees for the School Year

September 2019-June 2020               Hours*                                  Fees
Morning Program                                  Monday-Friday                   $6,500
Afternoon Program                               Monday- Thursday             $5,500

*The Integrated Preschool follows Toronto’s public school system holiday schedule
City subsidies available

Admission to the School

To Refer by Phone, call:
Jacqui Robbins, Centre Manager.
416-935-0200 Ext 231

Complete the Integrated Preschool Application form below and send to Jacqui Robbins via:
Fax:          416-935-0300
Mail:        Centennial Infant and Child Centre, 1580 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4T 1Z8

Forms and Policies

Preschool Information Sheet 2019-2020

Preschool Handbook 2018-2019

Preschool Application Form

Parent Feedback Spring 2018

Program Statement
Program statement implementation policy
Parent Issues and Concerns Policy
Waiting List Policy and Admission Procedure
Behaviour Management
Child Abuse
Serious Occurrence
Childcare Supervision Policy for Volunteers and Students
Emergency Management Policy and Procedures

Health Policies:
Diapering and Toileting
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfecting
Exclusion of Sick Children
First Aid

Human Biting Incident
Management of Common Communicable Diseases
Medication, Emergency Plans, Allergies, Special Dietary and Feeding
Pest Control
Toy Cleaning