About Not Your Average Daycare Community Inc.

NYAD (Community) Inc. is a registered, charitable, non-profit organization developed in 1979, an International Year of the Child project.

The concept for NYAD, a not your average daycare, was initiated as an Early Childhood Education course project by Carol Smith and Jane Robson. Its development was undertaken by Carol and Jane with Mara Holdenried and Gail Baker to meet the needs of children and their families in Scarborough Village Public School.

Not Your Average Daycare (NYAD) is a not for profit organization committed to the delivery of a child and family-centered quality child care service.

NYAD offers early education and care programs for young children that honour and respect their right to care that is culturally sensitive, bias-free, non-judgmental, developmentally appropriate and safe from harm. Our programs also incorporate and celebrate the natural environment.

NYAD recognizes the importance of qualified, experienced, child care staff. We promote orientation, professional development, networking and ongoing training for staff that will enhance the NYAD child care programs.