Welcome to Little Beginnings

A Place Where Every Child Thrives

Our Vision: Embracing Individuality, Fostering Community

Little Beginnings Daycare

Our Daycare Centre boasts a professionally designed facility that accommodates 6 Infants, 10 Toddlers, 8 Junior Preschoolers or an additional 10 Toddlers, and 16 preschool children.

Coming Soon: Little Beginnings Learning Centres

We’re excited to announce the transformation of a cozy home, just steps from our Daycare, into the Little Beginnings Learning Centres. Soon, up to 30 children will enjoy a nurturing space for before and after school care and learning. Stay tuned for more!

About Little Beginnings

Little Beginnings Daycare & Learning Centres is a Canadian corporation privately owned by Rachel and Shawn McIntosh.

Little Beginnings is a warm and caring centre situated in a secure peaceful setting, and offers children a safe natural environment in which they have maximum potential to play, learn and grow with us.

Our Vision

At Little Beginnings, we believe in the harmonious blend of individual growth and community spirit. Our vision is to nurture each child’s unique abilities and interests while fostering a sense of belonging and interconnectedness. We are committed to an emergent curriculum that evolves with children’s interests, promoting engagement and excitement in learning.

Our Daycare aligns with the vision of the Learning Centre, emphasizing programming around the four frames of learning and development from the “How Does Learning Happen?” document. At Little Beginnings, our vision is a harmonious blend of individual growth and community spirit. We believe in nurturing and extending each child’s unique abilities and interests, while simultaneously cultivating a sense of belonging and interconnectedness. This vision is anchored in our commitment to an emergent curriculum that evolves with the children’s interests, promoting engagement and excitement in learning.

At our Daycare facility, we adopt an emergent approach to holistic development. Our Early Literacy Programming, integrates unique methods such as Sign Language in the Infant Program and the Heggerty Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Our environment is rich in provocations for learning, allowing children to explore through a STEAM-inspired approach. 

Our Little Beginnings Learning Centres are more than just childcare; we’re the first step towards a big, bright future for your little one! We provide a place where your child can truly flourish, following their unique interests and passions. 

Join the Little Beginnings Family

We invite you to become part of our family. At Little Beginnings, your child will receive the best start in life, nurturing their passions and preparing them for a future filled with achievement and happiness.

Get in Touch

To learn more about how we can support your child’s journey, contact us. We’re excited to welcome you and your little one to the Little Beginnings family!


A Legacy of Care and a Future of Growth

Our Journey and Vision

At Little Beginnings, we are proud to continue the tradition of being a locally owned and operated centre, deeply invested in our community. Our facility, thoughtfully designed to cater to the needs of young minds, accommodates 6 infants, 10 toddlers, 8 junior preschoolers or an additional 10 toddlers, and 16 preschool children.

Originally founded by Kristy and Sebastien Garneau, Little Beginnings has always been more than just a daycare. It’s a warm and caring centre nestled in a secure, peaceful setting, offering a safe and natural environment where children have the potential to play, learn, and grow. The Garneaus laid a solid foundation, focusing on creating a nurturing space where every child develops a sense of self-worth and belonging.

As the new owners, Rachel and Shawn McIntosh, we bring our shared experiences of growing up in Kincardine and our understanding of the vital role of quality childcare in a family’s life. With Rachel’s educational background, including a double degree in Arts and Education and extensive teaching experience, and our collective dream of owning a childcare facility, we are committed to building upon this incredible legacy.

A Partnership in Early Childhood Education

Our vision for Little Beginnings is to foster a thriving program that capitalizes on the collaboration between Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT). We believe in the power of this partnership in enhancing early childhood education and aim to support our team in delivering outstanding educational programs.

Innovating for the Future

Moving forward, we are excited to introduce enhancements in curriculum delivery, classroom settings, outdoor spaces, and technology integration. Our goal is to create calm, naturally inspired spaces that support both children and teachers. We are committed to investing in furniture and play-based learning materials that reflect this philosophy.

A Commitment to Each Child

In line with our predecessors, we continue to provide work-life balance solutions through flexible childcare and other services in rural communities. We are dedicated to accommodating your family’s childcare and learning needs, ensuring that every child learns and grows in an environment surrounded by love and care.

Thank you for entrusting us with the care and education of your children.


Our Program & Emergent Curriculum

We strive to follow the “How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years” and abide by the regulations set out by the Child Care Early Years Act (CCEYA). We embrace the “Emergent Curriculum” and guide our program to allow each child to become fully engaged in their learning through play.

Our High Level of Care

Our team is dedicated to providing a happy, safe and stimulating environment that’s designed to bring out the best in your child. We provide programs that fit the needs of your family- caring for children 6 months of age to 6 years old. Little Beginnings Daycare helps accommodate your needs every step of the way.

Our Qualified Educators

Our Educators have ECE qualifications and are trained to deliver our curriculum. We also have Educator Assistants that help foster our philosophy and aid in classroom activities.


Our Menu

Balanced, nutritious meals are prepared by our Cook. Our cook possesses a current Food Safety and Handling certification and follows the Canadian Food Guide for young children when planning meals and snacks.



We are proud to provide you and your family with the quality of care that you expect from a daycare facility. Click the link below to be redirected to Our Waiting List.