The Joy of Learning Centre was established in 2007. It is a full day learning centre that offers individualized programs that are Ministry approved for ABA/IBI services and also a great alternative to education for all children on the autism spectrum.
Open Monday – Friday, in the beautiful setting of Bronte Creek Provincial Park our Centre offers students the opportunity to connect to nature and be exposed to a curriculum that includes the outdoors.
Hiking, nature walks, visiting the farm learning about the animals in the barn, swimming in summer are just a few of the positive learning, innovative teaching modules that our Centre focuses on. We also have additional supplementary programs such as music to help with self-regulation all included in our full day programming and lots of successful testimonials, milestones that are the cornerstone of our methodology.
At the Joy of Learning Centre our focus is on early intervention for improving communication and language, behavioural, social and academic skills. We are committed to providing our students with the tools and knowledge to experience confidence, success and joy.
We experience success when we hear students who previously had no language talking in full sentences. Some learn a functional form of communication with the use of Picture Exchange, iPad, or sign. Students with behaviours will have these positively eliminated in order to begin focusing on their enriching program goals. Students in need of social skills will develop peer interaction through a variety of exciting group activities designed to provide and maintain these skills. Direct Instruction techniques are also one of many tools used to aid in academic growth.
To ensure transitions between home and therapy is consistent, family/provider involvement is an integral part of your child’s therapy. We deliver regular updates, recommend program observations, as well as programs for use in the home.
Our goal is to provide generalization to our students by working closely with families, schools, daycares and any other support systems necessary for your child’s ultimate success.