Community Awards

We are community based licensed child care centres dedicated to providing high quality, play-based learning programs for children ages 6 weeks-12 years. We offer unique nature focused, award winning programs.


Awards & Associations


2016 Simcoe County FOOD & AGRICULTURE CHARTER CHAMPION AWARD - "Best Environmental Champion-Business"Discovery Child Care Centre


2013 Winner of Earth Day Canada-Hometown Hero Small Business Award

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Certified Nature Explore Classroom June 2012 -First in Canada!

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Eco-Healthy Child Care Certification (re-certified bi-annually)

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Past awards include:

Best of Barrie - Barrie Examiner - Best Nursery School 2009

Best of Barrie - Barrie Examiner - Best Daycare 2009

Minister's Apprenticeship Award 2009

Bell Canada Green Community Award 2007

Finalist: Bell Canada Green Award 2004

Bell Canada Green Award 2003

Environmental Action Barrie - Operating Eco-Friendly Facility for Children 2001

Environmental Action Barrie - Environmental Education & Programming Feb 2000

City of Barrie Award, Business of the Year, Sponsored by The City of Barrie 1999

BullFrog -- Canada's First BullFrog Powered Daycare - 100% Green Electricity

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What is a Forest School?

A forest school is an outdoor education model that focuses on using outdoor spaces to help children learn personal, social and technical skills. To put it simply, forest schools take the learning outside.

Why a Forest School? Forest School Kindergarten