About Turtle & Gator Park
Turtle Park Co-operative Child Care (The Co-operative) has two centres, Turtle Park in Lakeview School and Gator Park in Argyle School, that provide care for children 18 months – 6 years of age.
The goal of the Co-operative is to create an environment that values the children as individuals, respects their unique qualities, and fosters their development.
Respect for the individuality of each child is the foundation of the Co-operative’s philosophy.
A secure and safe environment, which makes provision for the child’s development in all areas, is crucial.
In order to meet our goals, we employ trained, nurturing staff who encourage interactions with other children, exploration of the environment, and a curiosity about the world around them.
Developing consideration for others, the ability to share, listening skills and the encouragement of other positive social skills are important components of the Program.
Parents are partners with the staff at the Co-operative.
Our “open-door communication policy” encourages parental input and involvement.
Mutual respect and openness between parents and staff enhances the quality of our Program.
The Co-operative is committed to the development of innovative approaches in the Early Childhood profession.
We recognize our responsibility to the child care community, and to the community at large, in providing leadership in high quality child care.