First Stage Child Care Centres are committed to providing the highest quality early learning and care environment, and we have been doing so since 1981.
The dream of a child care program within a public secondary school was one that was shared by many people: Family Studies teachers, school administrators, consultants and program advisors. The aim was to provide a stimulating program for children and support parents seeking to continue their education.
1981 – A child care program was proposed and presented to several committees.
1985 – A feasibility study was completed and the decision was to proceed with a non-profit designation and an independent Board of Directors.
1986 – The trustees of the former Etobicoke Board of Education gave their approval, and provided $95,000, to renovate West Humber Collegiate Institute facilitates. The Board also provided ongoing rent-free space.
1986 – FSCCC was incorporated as a charitable organization and in September 1986 was licensed under the Day Nurseries Act.
1988 – A second Centre opened at Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute.
1995 – A third Centre was opened at North Albion Collegiate Institute.
2010 – A fourth Centre was opened at Highfield Junior School.