We Offer

A safe and caring atmosphere which is committed to strong Christian values. Unrivaled facilities include three spacious classrooms, expansive, safe, outdoor green space and 4 season access to gymnasium for active play space.

Our Aim

At MAELC our aim is to help your child to grow intellectually and socially as we challenge and stimulate them through a variety of developmentally appropriate activities. We have an exceptional educational curriculum that is fun and exciting for young learners.

Our Staff

Our team of compassionate, qualified Early Childhood Educators work together to offer each child the best possible care and early learning experience. Staff receive ongoing education and benefit from the professional synergy of operating as part of the larger Munro Academy teaching team. 

Where children are encouraged to explore the world around them!


We offer fun and developmentally appropriate programs for infants to 5 years.


For infants, preschoolers and toddlers
7:30AM - 5:00PM

Infants to 18 Months

18 Months to 36 Months

3-5 Years


Children 4-5 years of age
9:15 AM - 3:00 PM

Munro Academy's Enriched Pre - Primary Program offers students a great starting point for academic success. Classes incorporate Bible, Jolly Phonics early reading acquisition, numeracy, social studies, drama, art, social interaction and fun. 

Please visit www.munroacademy.org for more information.


For Children 5-12 years of age
Mon. to Fri.  | 8 am-5 pm| Summer 2024

This summer program, for school-aged children, will run for 9 weeks (July 2 - August 30, 2024). Children will participate in planned fun activities, free-play, outdoor time and daily quiet time (puzzles, reading, playing with blocks, etc.). 

Fee: $30/full day care
(Minus Government Fee Reduction: $10/day = $20/day)


The MAELC Experience

We love our children! We are passionate about providing infants, toddlers and preschool age children with a caring, structured, safe and fun environment in which they can grow and flourish. MAELC provides children with positive and stimulating learning experiences in a well prepared, aesthetically pleasing environment. The MAELC approach integrates Christian worldview content, best practice early learning methodologies and good old fashioned loving care! We engage students through child lead and teacher directed learning modalities incorporating age appropriate interactive learning stations. We partner with community organizations to facilitate supervised intergenerational relational learning opportunities.

Unrivaled Facilities

MAELC’s spacious facilities include three large classrooms, a dedicated ELC Hallway with an individual cubby for each student, large, natural fenced play spaces including a dedicated infant space and toddler/preschooler space, access to MA’s gymnasium - allowing for four-season, all weather active play! Our meals and snacks are prepared in MAELC’s licensed kitchen. The MAELC is fully licensed under the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  Parents and students are warmly welcomed by Munro Academy reception. 

Thoughtful, caring, highly qualified staff who love working with children!

How To Enrol?

  1. Review the MA Parent Handbook -  it has  information that will help you make an informed decision about your child’s care. 
  2. Sign the last page of the handbook.
  3. Complete the Enrolment Form
  4. Submit the following to the School Office: Signed last page of MA Handbook, Enrolment Form, and a deposit fee of $90, to secure your child's space.


MAELC subscribes to Lillio - an app that enables educators and childcare programs to make profiles for children, track their development, and keep parents in the loop. 

  • Parent app and web portal - Parents can view photos, videos, daily reports and schedules, update their child’s information, and message educators in their own private, secure account.
  • Real-time photo sharing - Parents can receive timely updates throughout the day
  • Email, text, and in-app communication - Parents can receive messages, alerts and reminders.
  • Lillio takes privacy very seriously - No one else can your child’s information without express consent being provided by the parents or guardians.


If you have and questions, comments, or concerns please contact us.

MAELC Contact Information

2 School Street
Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia