Bulldog Kids

Daycare in Barrie, Ontario

Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.

John Trainer

Our Story

Bulldog was established in 2007 with the goal of creating a safe, positive space for children and youth.

We wanted kids to thrive physically, socially and emotionally by encouraging positive self esteem, physical activity, leadership skills and teamwork. In 2017 we fulfilled a long time dream of moving to a new facility and expanding our program to include full day childcare for toddlers and preschoolers. While demographics have expanded, our goals for helping children grow into confident young adults remain the same.

About Bulldog

Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.

John Trainer

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For the Love
of Learning

  • Every child has the potential to love learning

    We believe that every child has the potential to love learning. The nature of children’s early year experiences has long-term impact on their learning and personal growth. Young learners need rich and varied opportunities to explore their environments, use language, engage with peers and interact with family members at home, with responsive adults at school and in their communities. A child who is engaged in their own learning has the potential to love learning.

  • Children strive for intellectual independence

    Children strive for intellectual independence. Children are curious and have questions. They want to know why things are the way they are. Children progress through their intellectual growth and develop a reasoning mind that can apply the power of their imaginations. Questions of morality, fairness, mercy and justice fascinate young students as they become more socially oriented and compassionate towards others.

  • Confidence, curiosity, creativity & innovation

    Our curriculum and related learning experiences in the early years and throughout schooling must support students in thinking of themselves as confident, curious, creative and innovative; and as responsible contributors, capable communicators and problem solvers. It is in the early years that the foundation is laid for later learning. Throughout schooling, curriculum needs to engage students in rich learning experiences while developing a solid base of literacy and competencies that both relate to, and make, connections across subjects. While the curriculum includes subjects with their distinctive knowledge and understandings, curriculum provides greater opportunity for drawing together understandings within and across subjects.

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  • Emotional


    We believe that self-esteem and identity formation are at the root of a child’s development. A confident student is one who can be passionate and engaged in their learning.

  • Social


    We encourage friendship building, cooperation & empathy as a way to promote positive interactions, self worth and leadership skills.

  • Literacy


    We believe a child must be able to communicate and read fluently, broaden their knowledge base, develop a love for personal development and be confident in their abilities to grow into well-rounded individuals. We are here to foster change makers, entrepreneurs and go-getters.

  • Physical


    A child is designed to groove and move! Regular physical activity helps develop your child’s fundamental movement skills as well as hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and helps them build healthy lifelong habits.

  • Cognitive


    Reasoning, problem-solving, self-regulation & inquiry are important indicators of a child’s development and provide the child with the ability to grow intellectually.