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

  • The BLC is truly a wonderful place. The staff are caring and nurturing, the learning environment is engaging, the food is fantastic, and it is a place where children (and their parents!) are happy and feel that they belong. My son started out in the toddler program in 2011 and continued at BLC until he started JK, just this past year. He was extremely well-prepared for kindergarten, both academically and socially. His JK teachers are amazed at his letter and number recognition and production abilities as well as his positive social interactions (e.g. sharing, patience, demonstrating compassion) with other children in the classroom. I credit the staff and programs at BLC with the development of these crucial skills for success. I am looking forward to the Fall of 2015 when my youngest child will be enrolled in the toddler program at BLC--I am certain he will thrive and enjoy his time there as much as his older brother did!

    Jennifer Houghton

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.