Our Mission

Offer quality educational childcare services in French enabling children aged 3 months to 12 years in the great city of Toronto to acquire essential tools for their learning and to open up to discoveries.

Our vision

A team committed to the future of children!

Our values

The Learning Framework or C.A.P.E

Following the Early Childhood Study prepared by “McCain and Mustard, 1999″, the Best Start program implemented the main recommendation of the study, known as C.A.P.E. – Early Childhood Learning Framework.

“Early Learning for Every Child Today is a guide to inform the teaching and pedagogical approaches used in Ontario’s early years settings. It is a working document that will continue to evolve as it is used by practitioners working in early childhood settings.”

Early Learning Today is a practical document to guide practitioners and is based on the following six principles:

  1. Early childhood development lays the foundations for lifelong learning, behavior and health.
  2. Partnerships with families and communities strengthen the capacity of early childhood settings to meet the needs of young children.
  3. Respect for diversity, equality and inclusion is a prerequisite for optimal development and learning.
  4. A planned curriculum promotes early learning.
  5. Play is a way of learning for young children that taps into their natural curiosity and exuberance.
  6. It is essential that professionals working with early childhood have a solid background of knowledge and be attentive to the needs of children.

Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years: “How Does Learning Happen?” »

Following the implementation of the Early Childhood Learning Framework, the Ontario Ministry has developed a new document titled “HOW DO WE LEARN?” on which the pedagogy applied in our programs is based. The four foundations of this new pedagogy are belonging, well-being, engagement, and expression that allow children to thrive as they grow. This vision confirms that children are competent and curious beings who are interested, able to learn regardless of their ages, abilities, cultures, languages, geography or background.

French learning

Learning French as a mother tongue or second language occurs when the child comes into contact with educators and peers by participating in activities and routines that are experienced in French.



Le Petit Chaperon Rouge prioritizes learning through THE GAME and the pedagogical approach of the speakers.

Play is crucial for the growth of the 5 spheres of the child (social, emotional, intellectual, physical and cognitive). It is through play that the child discovers spatial relationships, develops motor skills, practices social and language skills, learns to think creatively and gathers information about the environment. world around him through his five senses, while having fun. Play is the normal activity of the child and to develop well, the child must have the opportunity to explore forms of “play” such as:

Active play

Active play allows the child to develop gross motor skills. Running, jumping, climbing and playing sports are examples of active play.

Calm play

Quiet play allows the child to focus on a task independently. The calm play child can read a book, do a puzzle and design.

Social play

Social play is collaborative play that allows children to learn to communicate with others. Children can play board games and role play with their peers.

Solitary play

Play alone allows the child to get to know himself well and develop his autonomy. Puzzles, coloring, painting and block games are examples of games that children can do on their own.

Manipulative play

puzzles, building games, cutting, pasting or any other activity that involves hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills

Creative play

painting, modeling, finding solutions, making music, telling stories or any other activities that stimulate a child’s imagination

Dramatic play

dressing up, pretending, imitating, etc.