Why Starchild Centres
We empower and nurture confidence in all of our students indoors and outdoors.
We instill a love of nature, gardening, and environmental preservation.
We provide informative documentation on your child's development
If the world is to become more abundant, just and equitable for all, it will be our children and grandchildren that co-create it. However, in the meantime, it becomes out task to give them our unconditional love, understanding, patience, encouragement and support. They need appropriate role models to equip them to manifest their dreams and visions for a better world.
Most recognize that children, today, are very different from those of previous generations. Yet society continues its attempt to fit them into boxes they have already outgrown – into an educational system that neither meets their needs nor prepares them to cope with living in this rapidly changing world.
We feel that by combining the cognitive focus of the Montessori approach to learning with the creative, intuitive, project-centered Waldorf method in a nature-based environment, we are able to provide a more holistic synthesis for children of all ethnic backgrounds and learning styles.
The Starchild Centre is dedicated to providing the best possible environment for supporting and fostering the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual development for these new age children.
Starchild Centre is committed to the development of the whole child by employing an integrated approach to learning and living through weaving together the Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia philosophies, methods and use of their pedagogic materials.
The specific goals for the children attending our Daycares are:
To develop and foster an abiding curiosity.
To develop habits of initiative and persistence.
To foster inner discipline and a sense of order.
To develop sensory-motor skills in order to sharpen the ability to discriminate and judge their surroundings.
To develop socially acceptable behavior.
To acquire the basic skills necessary for a lifetime of learning.
To help develop each child’s high self esteem, self-expectations and confidence.
To foster their innate love of nature and appreciation of all living forms.
Starchild has two facilities: one located on 9 acres of forest and pasture at Mill Bay, BC. The second facility is located on two acres of pasture and forest at Shawnigan Lake BC. At the Mill Bay facility, there are 2 goats, 2 miniature donkeys, 1 alpaca, and flock of chickens. The smaller acreage houses 2 miniature goats and a flock if chickens. Both Centres have orchards and fishponds and are fun filled, inclusive institutions catering to children from 0 to school age.
With great staffs, individual organic garden plots for each child, Starchild Centres are dedicated to making your child's preschool experience the best it can be!
Starchild Centre – Mill Bay
992 Nightingale Road
Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P2
Starchild Centre – Shawnigan Lake
1689 Malta Road,
Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R2W1