Fort Erie International Academy opened its doors to international students from around the world. Located in the heart of Fort Erie, FEIA represents an “East Meets West” philosophy, which celebrates diversity, culture, family and community. With the growth of FEIA and to help the families and community in Fort Erie with the need for childcare, FEIA has opted to open its first ever childcare in the Niagara Region. Our goal at FEIA Childcare is to build a world class Mo with the combination of East meets West, combining Montessori education with How Does Learning Happen?, Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years.
FEIA Childcare emphasizes on community, family, inclusivity and belonging. Our FEIA Childcare team takes great care in creating a learning environment that reinforces a child’s independence and natural drive toward self-development. At FEIA Childcare, children are treated as unique individuals and progress at their own pace and level of understanding with the positive guidance and engagement of the educators in the classrooms.
Staff at the Fort Erie International Academy Childcare believe children are competent, capable, curious and rich in potential. It is our belief that each child is of supreme importance in our world. It is our goal to ensure that all children are provided with an enriched, safe, and healthy program. Our caring and professional staff work hard to create opportunities for children to learn through play, with self expression and guided educational programming. We strive to create the best possible learning environments for all children. FEIA views families as experts who know their children best and have valuable information to share. We encourage families to be involved in their children’s care and education, and to help our teachers make their children feel secure and happy. As educators, we work to empower a lifelong love of learning.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is not acquired by listening to words, but by experiences in the classroom.” — Dr. Maria Montessori
FEIA Childcare is committed to creating a safe, nurturing environment for children in which they can learn and grow physically, emotionally, creatively, intellectually, and socially at their own pace. We want to help children develop confidence, and self-esteem by treating them as unique individuals, and allowing them to express themselves in a variety of facets. We have built our program to incorporate Montessori methods with How Does Learning Happen?, Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. FEIA is currently not an accredited Montessori school, we simply blend Montessori elements into our early learning approaches.
Hours of Operation
Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The centre office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We will be closed on the following holidays:
- New Years Day (January 1st)
- Family Day (Third Monday in February)
- Good Friday (the Friday before Easter Sunday)
- Easter Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
- Victoria Day (Monday after May 25th)
- Canada Day (July 1st)
- Civic Holiday (First Monday in August)
- Labour Day (First Monday in September)
- Thanksgiving (Second Monday in October)
- Christmas Day (December 25th)
- Boxing Day (December 26th)
* Fees are required for all statutory holidays
Toddler: 18 months to 2.5 years
Pre-school: 2.5 years to 4 years
To be added to the FEIA Childcare wait list, please fill out this form.
Our admin team will reach out to you.