Programs

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Our classrooms are designed to best match your child’s age and stage of development and are equipped with age appropriate large muscle and fine motor items to ensure that every child is safe as they grow & learn. Our daily program is divided into various learning areas to address the needs of each child. Our program focuses on the whole child. Each child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs are met through stimulating, challenging and fun programs.

  1. Toddler
  2. Pre-School
  3. Kindergarten
  4. School Age Before and After Care program

 

  • Creative arts and crafts: Through art, children can express their emotions; develop fine motor skills, language skills and social skills by sharing materials.
  • Dramatic play: Fantasy, imagination, role-playing and language skills flourish in this part of the program.
  • Table toys and manipulative toys: From relatively simple puzzles and Lego to more complex ones, the children are challenged to gain confidence by achieving success.
  • Science: Children can experiment with many scientific concepts on an ongoing basis.
  • Music: Singing, dancing, listening and playing instruments are all part of the musical experience.
  • Quiet corner: A section of the room is always available with pillows, books and plush toys for children to rest, read or simply to relax.
  • Sensory activities: Children learn through their senses.
  • Gross motor: Activities both indoors and outdoors are available for children to develop large motor skills.
  • Learning Circles: Songs, stories and finger plays enhance development in a group atmosphere.

1. TODDLER PROGRAM – (18 to 30 Months)

Toddler
We accept children as young as 18 months in our Toddler program.

The adult to child ratio is 1:5 with a maximum class size of 15.

This period represents a crucial developmental phase in early childhood. The children are learning through the use of their hands, as well as their other senses, and they act upon what they find to be challenging and interesting in their environment. The Toddler Program is designed to accommodate this period of learning, a time when children learn by absorbing and manipulating their environment.

A wide variety of activities, specially designed for the Toddler Program, allow the child freedom to pursue his/her interests and natural desire to learn and grow. Children are guided through the curriculum by a caring and nurturing staff. Children in this program will begin to develop an awareness of their own and others’ rights and limits. Children in the Toddler Program continually develop their social skills, recognize and act on their emotions and learn to take turns. Learning to function well within a group and develop independence.

The Toddler Program promotes a sense of self by focusing on Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Movement. The child will learn:

  1. Gradual separation from the primary caregiver
  2. Care of self (increased independence, including toilet training)
  3. Care of the Environment
  4. Development of hand-eye coordination
  5. Development of vocabulary, language skills
  6. Development of gross motor skills
  7. Development of Grace and Courtesy
  8. Development of independence work habits, including making independent work choices

The toddler’s primary development needs are met in the prepared environment by promoting the child’s sense of independence, coordination, concentration and order. The classroom will be set up to accommodate the child’s needs, with all materials and furnishings at toddler level. This allows the child to become increasingly independent in a positive, nurturing setting.

Sample: Toddler Daily Routine
  • 7:00 – 9:00 MIXED GROUPING AND SNACK IN PRESCHOOL ROOM
  • 9:00 – 10:15 CIRCLE, ACTIVITY TIME, SNACK
  • 10:15 – 10:30 TOILETING FOR TRAINERS AND DIAPER CHANGE, CLOAKROOM
  • 10:30 – 11:30 OUTDOOR PLAY, TOILETING ROUTINE
  • 11:30 – 12:15 LUNCH, BEDS AND CLEAN UP
  • 12:15 – 2:15 NAP TIME
  • 2:15 – 2:30 SHOES, TOILETING ROUTINE, BEDS
  • 2:30 – 3:30 CIRCLE, FREE PLAY
  • 3:30 – 4:00 TIDY UP, SNACK TIME, TOILETING TRAINER AND DIAPER CHANGE
  • 4:00 – 5:00 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
  • 5:00 – 6:00 MIXED GROUPING/GYM OR SCHOOL AGE ROOM

2. PRESCHOOL PROGRAM – (2.6 – 4 YEARS)

Preschool
We accept children as young as 2 ½ years of age in our Preschool program.

The adult ratio is 1:8 with a maximum class size of 16.

The preschool program is intended to build skills of independence, introduce and develop academic learning, develop social skills and foster a love and respect for the world. The preschool children are joined by the Junior and Senior Kindergarten children in the afternoon. This grouping allows younger children to learn from their older classmates, as well as their teachers, while older children develop confidence and self –esteem by helping the younger students. This helps build a strong sense of community in the classroom.

The preschool program focuses on eight centres in the classroom that are set up to create interest and learning for the children. They are as follows:

  • Creative
  • Fine Motor
  • Cognitive
  • Sensory
  • Science
  • Book/Quiet Activities
  • Gross Motor
  • Drama

The preschool children also enjoy two hours, weather permitting, of outside gross motor each day.

Sample: Preschooler’s Daily Routine
  • 7:00 – 7:30 Family Grouping ( all children are together in the School Age Room)
  • 7:30 Transition to Preschool Room with toddlers
  • 8:00 – 8:15 Light snack is served
  • 8:15 – 9:00 Preschoolers and Toddlers enjoy quiet play in preschool room
  • 9:00 Toddlers leave
  • 9:00 – l0:15 Planned Program Time: Circle and Activities***
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Bathroom Routine
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Outdoor Play
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch is served, bathroom routine and get settled for sleep time
  • 12:30 – 2:30 Sleep time/ quiet rest time
  • 2:30 – 2:45 Bathroom Routine
  • 2:45 – 3:45 Activity time in the Preschool Room
  • 3:45 – 4:00 Light Snack
  • 4:00- 5:00 Outdoor Play
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Family Grouping in Gym
***Each week a different theme is introduced and all learning areas in the Preschool Room are set up with activities that compliment each theme and that allow learning and development of specific skills.

3. JUNIOR AND SENIOR KINDERGARTEN – (4 – 6 YEARS)

kindergarden
The children in this program attend full day Kindergarten program in one of our community schools.

The adult ratio is 1:10.

The J/K –S/K program focuses on eight centres in the classroom that are set up to create interest and learning for the children. They are as follows:

  • Creative
  • Fine Motor
  • Cognitive
  • Sensory
  • Science
  • Book/Quiet Activities
  • Gross Motor
  • Drama

Play ideas are introduced to the children and all areas of the room are set up to encourage learning.

The J/K – S/K children also enjoy one hour, weather permitting, of outside gross motor each day.

The children in the J/K – S/K afternoon program remains in school for lunch each day. Lunch is provided on PA Days, March Break and Summer Break.

Sample: Morning J/K –S/K Routine
  • 7:00 – 8:00 Family Grouping ( all children are together in the School Age Room)
  • 8:00 – 8:15 Light snack is served
  • 8:15 – 8:45 J/K- S/K, Preparation to depart to school
  • 8:45 – 3:20 Attends School Daily
  • 3:20 – 3:45 Arrive from school, snack is served
  • 3:45 – 5:30 Activity time, Outdoor Play
  • 5:30 – 6:00 Family Grouping in Gym

4. SCHOOL AGE – (Before and after care)

school-age
We offer extended care at the daycare so that children are welcome from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Our school age program offers a relaxed atmosphere for children before and after school. School age activities include weekly theme based activities, games, homework help, snack and outdoor play. In addition to our regular school age program, students also have the opportunity to participate in Martial Arts or Dance classes, Thursday and Friday afternoons, at no additional charge.

School age children are expected to be self-directed and highly motivated. The school age children continue to be guided by the teachers in the room but complete each project independently or with their peers as a team effort. School age children are encouraged to demonstrate good work habits, motivation, and independence. The student’s ability to exercise self-discipline dictates the level of freedom they can expect in their classroom environment.

Sample: School Age Daily Routine
  • 7:00- 8:00 Family Grouping (all children are together in School Age Room)
  • 8:00 – 8:15 Light Snack is served
  • 8:15 – 8:45 Get ready for school (Children are escorted to the school bus or school yard)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Children will be arriving from different schools;
    Also during this time the children enjoy a light snack
  • 3:45 – 4:30 Activity Time
  • 4:30 – 5:30 Outdoor Gross Motor Play
  • 5:30 – 6:00 Family Grouping in Gym
(Tuesday or Thursday) – 4:00-5:00 – Martial Arts or Specialized program
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