Welcome to the BLC

The BLC is a non-profit child care centre which provides a diverse range of age appropriate early childhood programs. We offer full day child care for children aged 18 months to 4 years, and a part-time morning nursery school program for children aged 2 ½ to 4 years. Our goal is to stimulate a love of learning in a nurturing and positive environment. We believe that children learn best when they feel comfortable and loved. The BLC is a ‘home away from home’ for our children. Our centre is located on Ogilvie Road, north of Montreal Road, in the beautiful and quiet residential neighbourhood of Beacon Hill. The BLC first opened in 1974, and over the years kindergarten and school aged children, preschoolers and toddlers have thrived in our care. In April 2011 we moved into our beautiful, purpose built new facility. We offer excellent indoor and outdoor play spaces, and a variety of program options to accommodate your family’s needs.

Our highly qualified and experienced teachers give personalized attention to the children in our care, and offer supportive resources to parents and families. The BLC hires teachers with Early Childhood Education diplomas and/or Bachelor of Arts, Science or Education degrees.

Our Testimonials

  • When I made the decision to send my daughter Gillian to preschool, I did not hesitate to send her to the Beacon Learning Centre. As a teacher in a local school, I had seen first hand how prepared my ‘B.L.C’ students were when they entered Kindergarten. Their transition to Kindergarten was seamless, as they had already gained a number of different social and educational skills necessary for school. As a parent, I was extremely happy with the care and education my daughter received while she attended Senior Preschool.

    Through play based learning, she grew and thrived under her fabulous, dedicated teachers. My picky eater was eating food I could never imagine and she skipped into class each morning. What more could a parent ask for? My youngest daughter will be starting at B.L.C. in September, and I can’t wait for her to experience all of the joy that the Beacon Learning Centre has to offer.

    Jennifer Corkum

Did you know that the BLC is a registered charity?

Charitable campaigns are an easy way for interested parents and community members to donate to the BLC. One of the largest in the area is the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign through the United Way. You can contribute to the BLC through this or other campaigns, simply by providing the school's charitable business number, 106779770RR0001.