About Us


Mission Statement

Happy Face Nursery School is a non-profit early learning and child care organization providing high-quality licensed child care since 1974 for children aged 12 months to 12 years. Our Board of Directors, executive team, and educators work collaboratively to ensure that the needs of every child are met. Children, families, and staff form strong relationships that are the foundation for quality care.

Program Statement

Happy Face Nursery School is a leader in research-based practice. We believe that children
learn best through play and that children are competent, capable, curious, and rich in potential.
We are dedicated to providing high quality programs and are guided by the research and
theories stated in How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years
(HDLH). We strive to ensure that every decision we make reflects our mission and our vision.

Please refer to our Parent Handbook for our full in-depth Program Statement:

Parent Handbook February 2023

Vision Statement

Our Vision for Children...

All children deserve to be cherished and respected; caring relationships with responsive educators give children a sense of security. Children are capable and competent and deserve the chance to learn through play in an engaging environment that has been carefully planned by reflective educators.

Our Vision for Families...

Families deserve to feel confident that their children are well cared for by qualified educators in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment. All families are unique but share a desire for the best possible outcomes for their children. Families know their children best and are the first and most powerful influence on their children’s learning. Relationships between families and Happy Face personnel are built on mutual trust and respect.

Our Vision for Educators...

Educators deserve to be treated with respect and valued for the critical role they play in the lives of children and families. They develop trusting relationships and provide learning environments that support development, health, and well-being. They plan experiences that inspire children to explore and make sense of the world. They are reflective practitioners who are intentional in their everyday practice and deserve opportunities for professional growth and learning.