we believe that childhood should be joyful and filled with wonder and discovery!
Children need time and space to be their natural, curious and authentic selves. We believe that children are capable and competent thinkers, creators, decision-makers, risk takers, and problem-solvers full of ideas and theories to test and share. We understand and value the fact that play and hands-on experiences are the way that children learn, make sense of the world around them, process life experiences and discover their interests, passions and who they are as individuals.
We also believe that as adults we can easily forget what childhood and exploring the world is like, as we move through the hustle and bustle of our lives. We, too, need time to slow down, play and reconnect with the joy of childhood and life in general. It is quite amazing to see the world through the eyes of a child while contributing to our own well-being!
The Art of Play Studio was brought to life based on these beliefs. We see a need for a space where our visitors (young and old) can freely explore, experiment, be creative, get messy, express themselves, wonder and discover in fun, hands-on, playful ways.
Messy play, creative art, sensory play and nature are at the heart of our programming. Through the offering of open-ended experiences and materials filled with possibilities, our focus is on the processes of playing and creating!
Our studio is a welcoming, safe and inclusive space for our community to come together to play and let their inner creativity flow in ways most comfortable to each and every one.
Carrie is a Registered Early Childhood Educator who has been working with children aged from birth to teenagers for over 25 years in child care centres, camps, afterschool programs
Maya has been a Registered Early Childhood Educator for thirty years. She has worked with children of all ages in child care, Montessori programs, camps, and elementary schools.
At the Art of Play Studio, our passionate and caring facilitators aim to build a sense of community and belonging amongst our visitors while exploring the value of play and creativity together.
Children and Families
Families can drop off their little ones or stay and play alongside them and other families during our children and family programs and events. Register for a month or drop in for a day or two.
Looking for an inviting and engaging space for your own community to gather, play and connect? Private visits are available for groups interested in having the studio to themselves.
The Art of Play Studio supports opportunities for educators to network and continue to learn and grow together. Early Years Educators can take part in a variety of workshops, team building and special events offered by our qualified, experienced Early Childhood Educators.