Who We Are
REKSAP Centres For Early Learning at Regina was established by a group of parents and the Principal (Meryl Bogart) of Regina Street Public School in 1984. In 2006, the Principal at Severn Public School (Dave Petrie) was instrumental in the expansion of our program to Severn Public School. We have expanded over the years to meet the needs of our community. We are a licensed, non-profit child care program operating Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 12 months of the year. Our Board of Directors is comprised of parents and community members.
REKSAP Centres for Early Learning provides a safe, well-supervised facility with comfortable atmosphere in which the daily program meets the needs and interests of the participating children. The program goals are to provide both individual and group learning opportunities in both indoor and outdoor environments. The curriculum is designed to allow flexible, spontaneous activities based on the children's interests. Following the Early Learning for Every Child Today document and How does Learning Happen, our Registered Early Childhood Educators provide a stimulating, educational, play-based environment which guides the children's learning, enhances their knowledge and meets their individual developmental needs.
Original name: Regina Elementary Kindergarten School Age Program = REKSAP
The Ministry of Education (MOE) licenses REKSAP Centres For Early Learning under the Child Care and Early Years Act. Child care centre licensing manual | ontario.ca The Centre is required to meet all the regulations of this Act, including health and fire regulations dictated by the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Fire Marshal, and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.
City of Ottawa and the Ministry of Education provides funding for:
Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) Subsidies, Go Funding, Provincial Wage Enhancement, Pay Equity, Stabilization Initiative, Transformation, Capacity Building, Play-Based Materials, Municipal Health and Safety, Repairs and Maintenance.
Subsidies are available through the City of Ottawa.
Those wishing to apply for a space in our program should register with Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist.