Rocky Forest Daycare

The Rocky Forest Daycare is a fully licensed, pre-accredited daycare facility. On-site at our Home Next Door, our daycare is able to accommodate up to 33 children, ages three months to Kindergarten. The majority of our children are toddler and preschool aged.

WINGS puts children first

The Rocky Forest Daycare is a Reggio Emilia-inspired, child-centered and child-focused daycare.

Our early learning programs are carefully planned to tap into children’s expressed interests and fully engage their imaginations in our daily activities.

To support our children in their growth and development in all areas, the Rocky Forest Daycare is partnered with Genesis Early Learning, drawing on the resources of a valuable team of Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and Behavioural Therapists.

We prepare and provide a Canada Food Guide approved morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack for our children.

A lovely outside play space is accessed year round, providing children with plenty of fresh air and physical activity.

We look forward to meeting you and working with you and your family at the Rocky Forest Daycare!

What is a Reggio Emilia approach to early learning?

The Reggio Emilia approach to teaching young children puts the natural development of children as well as the close relationships that they share with their environment at the centre of its philosophy.

At the Rocky Forest Daycare, we utilize natural objects and found materials in our classroom as much as possible, to teach our children about different ways to be creative within their environment.

Facts About Family Violence

Less than 10% of all sexual assaults are reported to police.

(“Self-reported victimizations reported to police, 1999, 2004 and 2009,” Criminal victimization in Canada, 2009, Samuel Perreault and Shannon Brennan, Statistics Canada, 2010)

Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group.

Women's Voices

"For nearly 10 years I have dealt with an abusive cycle: being with the father of my children. I had exhausted all my options trying to leave on several occasions. Knowing what abuses were to come, it was clear I had to find another way out. I swallowed my pride and went to a women’s shelter. This was where I heard of WINGS.

At first I did not apply since I was determined to do it on my own. However a single mother with three children on income support cannot find housing at reasonable costs. With only a few days left at the women’s shelter, I applied for WINGS.

Now I have an apartment of my own and my children are safe. Having people there to help me through this transition has been most reassuring. My counsellor has been there to help me while I attain proper paperwork to help keep myself, as well as my children, safe. Breaking an abusive cycle alone has never worked out for me. Now I am more confident that I can finally be free this time.

Without WINGS I had nowhere safe to go and probably would have ended back living with my children’s father. Without my counsellors support I would have never applied for an Emergency Protective Order which was something I should have done long ago. I am excited to get my children back in a routine with a proper lifestyle. They deserve it."