Garderie ET is a fully accredited, bilingual, private daycare located in the heart of Ville St Laurent, servicing children aged 18 months to 5 years old.
Founded in 2010 by Teresa La Posta and Emmanuel Triassi, Garderie ET proudly provides education-based childcare services. Our teachers create monthly lesson plans that are age-appropriate and geared toward preparing your child for school.
Our daycare is family-owned and strives to instill an intimate and inclusive atmosphere from the top down. Our goal is to help your child transition from home to daycare to school as smoothly as possible, while providing them with the social, intellectual and physical tools necessary for their stage of life.
Daily Lesson Plans
Developing skills through play
Garderie ET’s daily activities are geared toward helping your child develop all the skills necessary for toddlers and young school-age children.
Our daily program typically starts at 9:30am with “Circle Time,” which is meant to develop listening and conversational skills, focusing on plans for the day, upcoming events/holidays, days of the week, outdoor weather, etc.
Following circle time, each class will divide their morning between outdoor play (weather permitting) and daily lesson plans. Our outdoor play yard is equipped with a small jungle-gym and slide, balls, and large cars, all of which help develop gross-motor skills such as running, climbing, throwing, catching and balancing. Daily lesson plans include:
- educational skills (counting, number/alphabet/colour/shape recognition,
- fine-motor skills (writing, scissor-use, water table/play-dough/kinetic
- concentration skills (puzzles, memory games, story-telling)
- creativity & imagination development (drawing, painting, colouring,
singing, dancing, dress-up)
Important social skills (sharing, problem-resolution, emotion regulation), hygiene skills (hand-washing, toilet training), and basic life skills (eating and dressing independently) are a constantly encouraged throughout our daily programs.
Going above and beyond
Once per week, children are invited to take part in an age-appropriate yoga class or “hip-hop” dance class (offered between September-June). These classes are the perfect opportunity for children to develop body-awareness through movement and guided exercise.
Throughout the year, children also have access to our on-site library room. The library is equipped with a variety of books in both French and English, as well as a computer programmed with educational games. Library time is used to foster an interest in books and quiet reading, as well as to develop early computer skills.
What you need to know
What are your fees?
Garderie ET charges 38$ per day for childcare services. If your child is enrolled full-time, fees are charged 5 days per week.
Is your staff qualified?
As per government regulations, a minimum of 75% of our employees are fully accredited Early Childhood Educators. All Garderie ET employees have passed a police-conducted background verification, and all hold valid CPR and first-aid certifications.
Do you offer meals?
We offer a warm breakfast for children arriving before 8:45am, a hot lunch, and a cold snack at 3:15pm. To view our sample menu, click here.
Do you accommodate special dietary needs/restrictions?
We do our best to accommodate special dietary needs and food restrictions. In the case of extensive food allergies or restrictions, we ask that parents provide meals from home. We are a nut-free daycare.
What are your hours of operation?
We are open from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. We are closed weekends and statutory holidays.
What is your policy regarding outdoor play?
We have an outdoor play yard on premises. Weather permitting, all children have access to the yard for a minimum of 30 minutes per day.
Do you have a waiting list?
Garderie ET does currently have a short waiting list. We invite you to contact us via phone or email for more information.
How can I place my child on your waiting list?
We invite you to download and fill out our waiting list form (click here) and email it back to us at email@example.com. You can also call Garderie ET in order to provide the information required to reserve your spot on our waiting list. Alternatively, you are welcome to take an appointment to visit the daycare in person. We also ask that you visit www.laplace0-5.com and register your child on Garderie ET’s official government waiting list.
How is Garderie ET related to Garderie Antonietta?
Garderie ET and Garderie Antonietta are owned by the same owners and are located in the same building, however they are two separate daycares. Garderie ET is private, whereas Garderie Antonietta is subsidized by the government.
What some of our parents have to say
My eldest daughter started at 18 months with Alla at ET daycare. I have to say it went well from the first day. ALL the teachers are very warm and caring and the admin staff is flexible and accommodating too!
My youngest is also at ET. What I really like about it is that all educators know every child, so it is always easy to transition from one class to another. That was a big plus for me since I always wanted my children to look forward to going to the daycare and have stability there too.
It's been 4 years that I know ET daycare and it will be the only daycare my girls will ever know!
- Celeste R.
We love Garderie ET. There’s a great atmosphere, and all the teachers are kind, committed and caring about the children. Our son always comes back home with a smile, and we are grateful!
- Eitan & Marina
Wonderful daycare! I drop my children off with full confidence that they are being cared for as though I were with them. Educators treat them as though they were their own children. It takes a village to raise children and I am grateful that Garderie ET is part of my village.
- Maria R.
I feel so at ease bringing my daughter to daycare each morning knowing she’s with a great team! The educators are not only amazing teachers but are also passionate about working with children. I love seeing my daughter happy to go to daycare in the morning and to hear her talk about her day in the evening! Thank you so much for all that you do!
- Stefania L.