Richmond Hill Child Care

Open House every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday:  4pm – 6pm


New Beginnings

Our new program that offers an introduction to Mini-Skool’s childcare experience! Join us for a FREE hour of activities/learning opportunities that will give you and your young one a preview of our Richmond Hill Centre. The program runs every Wednesday between 10:30 am – 11:30 am for the month of September to June. For more information on how to register, please contact us at 905-881-0710.

You have a chance to receive a FREE $100 gift card!!!!!!!*

*Refer a family for childcare and receive a $100 gift card* of your choice! *Gift card will be awarded after the 2nd week of care. **Limited time offer November 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018

(Ask us about our NEW reduction in our infant and toddler fees) ***September 1 – December 31, 2018

We are a licensed Ontario child care centre providing daycare for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, junior and senior kindergarten and school-age children. We have two school-age child care programs: one at our main child care facility, and a satellite program at Charles Howitt Public School.

Our before and after school program serves children from grade one to six who attend the following schools: Adrienne Clarkson Public School, Charles Howitt Public School, Roselawn Public School, Ross Doan Public School, St. Anne Catholic Elementary School and St. Charles Garnier Catholic School. For families who are moving or wish to help friends and family find the Mini-Skool center nearest to them, Mini-Skool’s school finder is a fast and easy way to find the closest Mini-Skool center.

Our Richmond Hill child care centre has been operating at this location for the past thirty-seven years. We are a purpose-built child care facility with five playgrounds (one for infants only, and two are used exclusively for toddlers.) We have one large playground for our three to four-year-olds with a water play helicopter, sandboxes, a huge bike path, shady areas and open space to run and play.

We offer an excellent early childhood education program for our three-year-olds, over and above our unique curriculum which incorporates components of play-based learning and emergent curriculum. Our junior and senior kindergarten program is strongly based on the Jolly Phonics phonetic system. You will be amazed when your four-year-old shows you how he/she can read. Math is also a big part of our kindergarten curriculum which provides a solid foundation for grade one.

All aspects of early childhood development are encouraged through hands-on learning experiences which are planned based on observations of children’s interests.

A huge advantage of Mini-Skool child care centres is our ability to incorporate the academics into our unique curriculum, low teacher-to-child ratios, and small group sizes. Neighboring schools have told us that they are able to identify the Mini-Skool children when they begin grade one due to their academic abilities and general knowledge base.

Mini-Skool is both child and parent-friendly and the staff have had excellent training and experience in taking care of children.


To enhance our curriculum, and because everyone leads very busy lives, we offer a 4-Sport program offered by TenTen sports,  Stretch-N-Grow which offers a fitness and nutrition classes and we have yoga classes. Our parents are happy that their children are allowed to experience extracurricular activities at Mini-Skool, allowing them to have their evenings and weekends free for much-needed family time.

We look forward to showing you around our Richmond Hill child care centre. Please give us a call at 905-881-0710 to set up an appointment. We generally have a waiting list, so be sure to get your name down as soon as possible and not to be disappointed!


  • Part of the Mini-Skool family since 1978
  • Licensed Capacity: 185 children
  • Charles Howitt Before & After School Program: 60 children
  • Ages Serviced: Infants to Six Years; Before and After School (and on all school holidays) Six to Twelve Years
  • Hours of Care: 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Phone: (905) 881-0710