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Welcome to Jardin Urbain... a small urban garden daycare in the heart of Montreal.



The environment we create at Jardin Urbain is full of happiness and kindness, and this is felt by adults and kids alike.  Our approach is peaceful, stimulating, and fulfilling.    Activities here are led by openminded adults who value simplicity and community, and by kids overflowing with imagination and creativity.  We hope to become partners with the parents who choose us, and we aim to be a reliable and trustworthy presence in their lives.

We spend lots of time outdoors running, climbing, pulling our friends on sleds, digging in the earth, eating gooseberries, looking for insects, wandering in the neighbourhood, playing in snow, observing the clouds, and listening to the birds.

By introducing the kids at daycare to urban agriculture and cooking, we are fostering awareness of current environmental issues.  Our goal is to equip them for a sustainable lifestyle so that they can in turn help improve the futur of our planet.

Our locations

Jardin Urbain Daycare (500 Saint-Zotique) :

  • welcomes 5 babies with 2 full-time educators;

  • accepts children between 8 and 18 months;

  • is right beside the preschool classroom (click here to view the preschool page for kids aged 4 to 6 years old);

  • offers a bilingual environment;

  • favors local and organic ingredients;

  • has an outdoor space reserved for the babies;

  • values community, creativity, critical thinking, voluntary simplicity, mutual assistance, discovery, kindness, and peaceful conflict resolution;

  • costs $64/day (tax credit applicable);

  • registers children on a full-time or part-time basis.

Our values

Here are some values that contribute to our pedagogial approach :

1) We want kids to play. 

By creating an environment that is calm and inviting with interesting materials to manipulate, children learn to take initiative, to get organised, and to achieve an activity together.

2) We believe in imagination. 


Kids develop their social skills through imaginary play.  We guide them as they learn to resolve conflicts peacefully by modeling kind and constructive interactions.

3) We are active members of our neighbourhood.

We are outside morning and afternoon almost all year round.  We play and garden in our backyard, we take long walks to explore what's going on around us.  We visit the Jean-Talon market regularly, and we take advantage of facilities surrounding us, such as sports fields, splash pads, and parks, in order to keep moving and keep fit!

4) We support bilingualism.

At Jardin Urbain, English and French are both used throughout the day.  We believe that learning many languages enriches our lives, and young children pick them up naturally. So we've created an environment where both languages coexist harmoniously without structure or rules... Bienvenu à toutes et à tous!

Lunch time is our favourite time!

All our meals are made from scratch at daycare.  We prioritize local, seasonal, organic, and unprocessed ingredients.

The menu is based on a cycle of five different protein sources (three are animal protein and two are plant protein). We serve fresh fruits and vegetables every day, as well as other regional foods such as honey, cheese, grains, and dried fruit. To balance the meal we include a different starch each day: rice, pasta, potatoes, millet, quinoa, barley, buckwheat, etc.

Our menu

Karina & Danny

We are two young parents and entrepreneurs from Montreal with an innovative and enthusiastic outlook on education. After a memorable year as educators in our own home daycare, we decided to expand our vision and open a small private daycare that would keep the same family feel.  Each of us master of our domain, together we form an experienced and unstoppable team!

Our team

Introducing the educators of Jardin Urbain :

Janeth : babies

"Après de nombreuses années d'expérience en tant que technicienne et enseignante diplômée en éducation des enfants en Espagne, je peux dire que je suis passionnée par mon métier! J'aime pouvoir partager chaque jour avec vos enfants et les aider à être de petites personnes en stimulant leurs capacités cognitives, sociales et psychomotrices à travers le jeu et en leur donnant de la sécurité, motivation, compréhension et surtout beaucoup de patience et d'amour."

Aicha : babies

Johanne : 18 months - 2 yrs

''Après plusieurs années comme éducatrice remplaçante dans le réseau des CPE, me voici installée au Jardin Urbain depuis le mois d'août (2021). Accompagner les enfants dans leurs découvertes, leur permettre d'expérimenter, de manipuler, de créer et les encourager vers l'autonomie sont pour moi des sources de motivation chaque jour. Jeune maman je suis convaincue que tous ces apprentissages de la vie en collectivité doivent se faire dans la bienveillance et entourés de beaucoup d'amour!''

Audrey-Anne : 2-2½ yrs

Marine : 2½-3 yrs

Haley : 3-4 yrs

Kurara : preschool (4-6 yrs)

"Ever since I opened the door to the world of early childhood education, my passion has been growing. Throughout day-to-day life, I am always thrilled to see the children grow and thrive. I embrace that the world we live in is full of excitement! Supporting each child through his/her exploration is a big part of my journey as an educator."



Nous acceptons en tout temps le nom des parents intéressés à notre mission qui souhaitent offrir la magie d'un jardin urbain à leurs enfants.


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N'hésitez surtout pas à nous contacter par courriel ou par téléphone pour plus de renseignements!

Contact info

500, Rue Saint-Zotique E

Montréal  QC  H2S 1M3


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