This is simply a dream come true for me!
Hello! My name is Lexie Biegun, and I am the owner/Pedagogical facilitator and Visionary Leader of this Nature- based, Reggio-Emilia influenced, child care center.
Welcome! Lexie’s Little Bears was first opened in 2008 following the nature-based program I created and ran in Saanich called Puddles and Paints Nature Daycare (established in 1997)
Realizing the demand for licensed child care spaces in Victoria, my husband and I purposely built our new 2 acre property into the facility you see today. Expanding yearly, we are now licensed for 49 spaces; 25 spaces for children ages 3 to 5 years, and 24 spaces for Infants and toddlers.
Have a look around my website and get familiar with our program! If you get an opportunity please have a look at our FACEBOOK page which is updated weekly with new photos and literature.
Everything about this daycare has been thought of and put together with love and attention to detail. From the beautiful town of Reggio-Emilia Italy, I have been so fortunate to visit, I am slowly piecing together my North American version of their philosophies. All three centres have very unique and special pieces I have either hand made or collected in my travels! I dream of visiting Sweden, Switzerland, Norway and even Australia to share our different thoughts on Pedagogy and learn from their different styles of inquiry.
Thankfully I have THE “Handiest Husband” on the planet that helped turn my vision into a reality! Derek and I both work for Little Bears full time. I “think it” he “builds it!” Situated on nearly 2 acres of land, with 3 huge fenced outdoor play areas, this center is for those of us parents who are wanting more for our children! Allowing our children the luxury of being in nature for most of the day Taught by certified Early Childhood Educators, and in a natural Environment surrounded by trees and wildlife…what more could we want for our children?
Lexie’s Little Bears is very much like the childhood space I grew up in. There is lots of room to move, run, dance, skip, jump, climb and just be. The children get to explore the forest every day! We plant a garden every spring and watch it grow us vegetables, flowers, and herbs. The children learn how to care for the gardens and how to keep the plants healthy.
Have you seen the “Secret Forest stage?” Marie our Spanish Instructor loves to do her classes in this special hidden area away from the bustle of the main play space! It also allows the educators to take small groups to the stage for reading, quiet times and yoga!
Your children will also be loved and supported by certified Early Childhood Educators and Infant Toddler Educators in a natural safe environment surrounded by forests and wildlife…what more could we want for our children?
As a mother, I wanted a daycare that you could feel safe leaving your child at everyday. I want you to go to work…and I want you to relax! Your little one is surrounded by loving, caring, educated caregivers who WANT to be there! Through out your child’s day, they will be engaged in outdoor play and breathing fresh, clean air! Little Bears is in a forest….. what better place to spend your day?
If your child is enrolled at Lexie’s Little Bears, please feel free to come and play with us..anytime! The door is open to YOU as a parent to join us when you can in our day! We encourage parent participation during any moments of our day! Show us your talents, come read a story or teach us a new skill! (parent participation is at your discretion and not mandatory!)
A parent handbook and Investment package are available with all our policies, procedures, the rhythm of the day, payment schedules, monthly fees and everything you will need for registration. Please call us for the password to unlock this page. We also require ALL children to be immunized to attend our program.
~Parent fees are subject to change each September.
I can’t thank you enough for choosing “Lexie’s Little Bears” as your child’s first learning environment! Congratulations!!! And welcome to the Little Bears’ family!