A Tiny Lab is a place for children.

This is their place to create, to explore, to wonder, to ask questions, to seek answers, to grow, to learn, to laugh, to cry, to experiment, to get messy, to sing, to shout, to problem solve, to take risks and to spend their days.

A Tiny Lab supports our children, families and our community. We respect all children and the value that they bring to our program. We provide a developmentally appropriate program that fosters the ideas and experiences of the children. Our teachers work hand in hand with the children to answer their questions, to seek out knowledge and understanding and to foster their sense of wonder and curiosity.

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
— Margaret Atwood


A Tiny Lab offers licensed, high quality, child care to children between 18 months and 5 years in Central Halifax. Our hours of operation are between 8am and 5:30pm.

We are a play-based, emergent child care centre. Children spend their days here making choices, exploring, discovering and creating. Through play children learn about themselves and the world around them.

Space + Routine

Our classrooms provide opportunities for art and creative play, sensory play, building and construction, science, music, and dramatic play.

We play outside daily – exploring, building and creating with natural materials and "loose parts" that children can combine, manipulate, and adapt. We regularly explore our neighbourhood and city, taking advantage of the many public recreation and cultural offerings in the area.


We know that there is no better preparation for play and learning than a good meal and snacks. Our vegetarian menu reflects a conscious effort to provide the best food, using healthy, whole, local, seasonal and organic foods whenever possible. Our fruits and veggies are purchased locally as much as possible; our eggs are local and free-range. Snacks and lunch are served family style, with children being exposed to a variety of foods, tastes and textures.


Tiny Lab Team

A Tiny Lab is only able to offer a rich program and experience because of our strong, experienced, and diverse team of teachers and support staff. They have varied backgrounds, but share a high level of commitment to both the children and their families. The Tiny Lab team works together to provide the highest quality care, programming and food for our children and families.

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
— Virginia Woolf