Family Care

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has since grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives.  The Salvation Army Mississauga Temple Community Church has been a source of help and support for the community since 1974.

Our Mission

Is to have each child develop a sense of security, independence and positive self esteem.

We are pleased to welcome you and your child to The Salvation Army Mississauga Temple Day Care Centre. Our Early Childhood Education Centre is committed to meeting the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of your child in a Christian atmosphere. Each aspect of development is inter-related. Every child in our centre is very special and will be given personal attention, by qualified staff, to grow in a happy, healthy and loving environment. Every parent in our centre is valued. We are here to support you. We know that being a parent is the most wonderful, rewarding yet challenging job you will ever have in your life. If you ever have any questions, concerns or would just like to chat please know that our door is always open and we will always be available.

We are now licensed for 

  • 15 children between the ages of 18 months to 30 months, 
  • 32 children between the ages of 31 months to 5 years, 
  • 30 children between the ages of 6 & 12 years (after school program)

Our Philosophy

When The Salvation Army Day Care Centre first opened its doors in 1978, we had specific ideas in mind as to what our centre would offer each individual child. Over the years, we have watched our centre grow and attain its specific goals. We take great pride in our growth both in size as well as in experience and we feel that there is always room for continued growth to make our centre better for everyone involved.

When each parent enrolls their child in our centre, we make them aware that we are a Christian Day Care Centre. Although we don’t have a structured program in religion, we try to help the children develop spiritual attitudes in an incidental manner through our actions and reactions to the parents, the children and our co-workers. Bible stories and songs are taught and great emphasis is placed on the true meaning of Christmas and Easter.

We also recognize and respect the religious beliefs of those that attend our centre and encourage the parents to share with us their special celebrations. Our environment must be a safe and clean one, free from hazardous situations so that the children, teachers and parents feel comfortable with the centre.

The quality of the program is an important aspect of our centre. We feel that a quality program will enhance each child’s learning, vocabulary, socialization and play skills. Through the curriculum, children are encouraged to learn and develop at their own pace.

Our overall goal is that, when a child has completed his/her stay with us and is ready to leave our centre, he/she will leave us with a sense of security, independence and positive self-esteem.