West Island Daycare Comparison Checklist (2018-19)

The following table shows the services offered by the Learning Tree daycare and compares that to those offered by various other West Island daycares. It demonstrates the superior service provided by the Learning Tree private daycare, all for one all-inclusive price and no extra or hidden charges.

The Learning Tree Center # 2 Center # 3 Center # 4 Center #5 (2017-18)
$58 / day (>18 months) $56 / day $69.00 / day $43.00 / day $7.75 to $21 / day
$61 / day (6-17 months) Government Subsidized
*After Tax: $24 / day (>18months) $23 / day $36 / day $18.00 / day up to $16.89 / day
*After Tax: $28 / day (<18months) Not Available Not Available $18.00 / day up to $16.89 / day
Regular Hours 6:30 am – 6:15 pm Included 7am – 6pm 8:30am – 12:30pm / 12:30pm – 3:30pm 7am – 6pm 7am – 6pm
Extended Hours Included Not Available 7:30am – 8:30am communal drop off / 3:30pm – 6:00pm Not Available $5.00 / hr
Safety/Nutrition/Health The Learning Tree Center # 2 Center # 3 Center # 4 Center # 5
Garde-Plus Building security system / cameras Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Complete 3 course breakfast (6:30 am – 9am daily) Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Diapers (Babies 1's & 2's) Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Wipes (Babies 1's & 2's) Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Pull-ups Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2 healthy snacks daily Included Not Available Not Available Yes Yes. But minimum nutritional guidelines required
Chef on site Included Not Available No. Catered lunch No. Catered lunch Not Required
Caters to allergies / vegetarian / special restrictions Included Not Available Not Available Yes. Limited Not Required
Menu with unprocessed food/seasonally Included Not Available No. Catered lunch No. Catered lunch Not Required
Written Progress Reports-BiAnnual (3-5 yrs) Included Not Available Yes Not Available Not Required
Tooth brush Included (3’s & 4’s) Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Toothpaste Included (3’s & 4’s) Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Sunscreen Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Facilities The Learning Tree Center # 2 Center # 3 Center # 4 Center # 5
Designated Gymnasium Included Not Available Included Included Not Required
Designated Art studio Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Computer room with 10 computers Included Not Available Not Available Combo library / media Not Required
Designated Library room Included Not Available Not Available Combo library / media Not Required
Sensory Exploration area Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Make Believe playhouses Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
State-of-the-Art outdoor/playspace Included / outdoor creative natural classroom Regular playground Playground next to roadway Playground next to roadway Playground/no equipment required
Designated sheltered exterior play area for babies Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Specialists The Learning Tree Center # 2 Center # 3 Center # 4 Center # 5
ScienceTeacher (18m-5yrs) Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Music Teacher (infants-5yrs) Included Included Reg. teacher / pm only Included Not Required
Yoga Teacher (infants-5yrs) Included Not Included Reg. teacher / pm only Included Not Required
Gym Teacher (2yrs-5yrs) Included Not Included Not Available Not Available Not Required
Computer Teacher (3yrs-5yrs) Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Storyteller (2yrs-5yrs) Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Ballet with 2 demos / costumes (3yrs-5yrs) Included Not Included Not Available Not Available Not Required
Hip-hop with 2 demos / costumes (3yrs-5yrs) Included Not Included Not Available Not Available Not Required
Special Events The Learning Tree Center # 2 Center # 3 Center # 4 Center # 5
Parent Curriculum Evening Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Thankgiving Dinner Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Grandsparents Day Included Not Available Not Available Included Not Required
Santa Workshop Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Christmas Dinner Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Science Week Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Breakfast with the Bunny Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Mothers Day Tea Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Fathers Day Golf Classic Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Drama Wizard of Oz Play/with costumes Included Not Included Not Available Not Available Not Required
Graduation Party celebration with families & catering Included Party no catering Yes. No catering Yes. No catering Not Required
Halloween Magic Show Included Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Required
Outings (examples) The Learning Tree Center # 2 Center # 3 Center # 4 Center # 5
Apple Picking Included Not Included Not Included Not Included $20-50 / trip
Biodome Included Not Included Not Available Not Available $20-50 / trip
MacDonald farm Included Not Included Not Available Not Included $20-50 / trip
Musee pour enfants Included Not Included Not Available Not Available $20-50 / trip
Ecomuseum Included Not Included Not Included Not Available $20-50 / trip
Sport Ball Included Not Available Not Available Not Available $20-50 / trip

 

 

* Estimate only for after-tax cost. Please consult your financial adviser or accountant for the after-tax rate which would be applicable in your family’s specific situation.

When choosing a West Island daycare, it is important to consider all services offered. At The Learning Tree, your child will be able to experience all the services mentioned above and more, while being cared for by our experienced and professional staff.

If you would like to learn more or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.