About Us

At Step Above Childcare Centrewe provide a safe and healthy environment for our children. We focus on the overall development of the child in the early years of life, with the right care and guidance. 
Step Above Childcare Centre adopts a play-based, child-centered approach to early childhood education.


We employ an Emergent Curriculum, which focuses on being responsive to children's interests to create meaningful independent learning experiences. The philosophy of this child-initiated curriculum prioritizes active participation, relationship building, flexible and adaptable methods, inquiry, and play-based learning.

At Step Above, our programs invite children to learn in the way that they learn best. Our teachers provide an inclusive, safe environment and activities that keep each day exciting. Children are placed in age appropriate classrooms where activities are designed with your child in mind. Our curriculum encourages children to be themselves, preparing them to face new experiences head on. We strive to maintain ongoing communication with families and work as a team to accomplish established goals. Step Above uses every moment of your child’s day to embrace new learning experiences.

Our Philosophy

Our vision is to develop the physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, language/communication and self-help skills of children. We inspire curiosity, independence and a life-long love of learning to help our children become contributing members of our community and the world.

Our Vision

At Step Above, we believe in the value and uniqueness of each child we serve. Our childcare experience is designed to promote each child’s own individual social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.

As caregivers and educators, our mission is to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment, which fosters a child’s natural desire to explore, discover, create, and become a lifelong learner.

Our Mission


Click below for our downloadable registration form. Please contact us for questions on enrollment or general information.


To enroll or for any general information, please contact us:

Tel: (902) 495-3831 • Email: info@stepabovechildcare.ca

Address: 650 Washmill Lake Dr, Halifax, NS, B3S 0H8


Dramatic Play, Language and Art

Art activities foster sharp fine motor skills and cognitive development, language skills and an interest in communication.

Outdoor Play

Weather permitting, outdoor play is an every day activity at Step Above, allowing children to enjoy the natural environment, exercise, fresh air and activity.

Nature and Science

Children are naturally inquisitive and we strive to stoke their curiosity in the world around them.

Rest and Quiet Time

Nap time is as important for cognitive and physical development in children as any other daily activity. It is an every day activity at Step Above. 

Construction and


When children manipulate their environment to create things, they engage in constructive play. This activity promotes a healthy imagination, problem-solving skills and self-esteem.

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