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Programs

Programs

The Centre believes that play is the main learning medium for children. We work hard to provide many age appropriate activities that will focus on each child’s needs and development. This will include a variety of opportunities that encourage exploration, stimulate curiosity, and invite social interaction. We also provide French, Phonics and Music Classes that are included in the Group Daycare Programs. The staff strives to be supportive, gentle and encouraging while working to build the child’s self-esteem. Reasonable limits are set and the children are provided with a safe, bright, and loving environment.

Parts of each day may be spent outside in the play area or in the gym as well as on walks or short field trips in the neighborhood. Caregivers will work with families to establish routines that meet the needs of the children, the family and the Centre.

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Infant to Toddler

Infant to Toddler

We provide high quality childcare for children ages 1-3 years old, by providing inside and outside play, fun learning activities, music and movement circles as well as story time, toilet routine and rest/sleep time. The Green Butterflies, Blue Butterflies and Big Butterflies classes are staffed on a 1 to 4 ratio.  Program includes Sign Language, Bible Stories, Music Class and Zumba.

Infant/Toddler Daily Schedule :
TimeMonday to Friday
7:00Open
7:00Inside Free Play
(Climber, house corner, books, puzzles, interactive toys)
Learning Activity
(Rice play, finger painting, water play, music & movement)
9:15Toilet Routine
9:45Morning Snack
10:00Circle Time
(Language, math, music, finger plays, stories)
10:20Walk/Gym/Outside Play
11:45Lunch
12:15Toilet Routine
12:30Story Time
12:45Rest/Sleep Time
2:30Wake up / Toilet Routine
3:00Learning Activity
3:30Afternoon Snack
4:00Outside Play/Gym
5:15Toilet Routine
5:30Inside Free Play
6:00Close
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3 to 5 years

3 to 5 years

We have 3 prorgams for our 3-5 yr old children. Two full day daycare classes PreK 1 and PreK 2 and a half day Preschool program. Each program is planned according to the developmental levels and needs of the children in the classes. Programs each include: Music class, Zumba, French, Phonics, and Bible & Rhyme.

PreK Daily Schedule
TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7:00Open
Learning Centres Exploration
(arts and crafts, puzzles, books, baking,water play, painting, playdough, house corner, building centre, etc.)
9:00Calendar/Show & Share/ Special Friend Circle
9:30AM Snack
9:45Free Play
10:20Bathroom Routines
10:30Zumba
or
Walk
Free Play
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Outside/Gym
Structured Outside/Gym
Activity
11:00 PhonicsFrenchMusic Class
or
Free Play
Bible StoryFrench
11:30Transition to Lunch Time
11:40Lunch Time/Bathroom Routines
12:20Story Time
12:30Nap Time/Quiet Play
Between 1:30-2:30 children that don’t nap get free play in another classroom, gym or outside.
2:30Table Top Toys/ Bathroom Routines
3:00PM Snack
3:15Circle Time
3:45Gym/Outside Play
5:00Free Play in Class or Outside
6:00Close

Preschool

Seasons and weather conditions may change daily routines in order to better meet children’s needs.

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Preschool

Preschool

Our half day preschool program runs on the school district 43 calendar September to June from 9:00-1:00. The preschool program is planned according to the interests and developmental levels of the children in the class of and includes Phonics, Music Class, Zumba, and Bible & Rhyme program!

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School Age Care

School Age Care

Our program consists of creative and challenging activities, field trips and exploration opportunities, as well as providing time for doing homework and free play with friends.

Communication between parents and teachers is a vital aspect. We believe in working closely with families, sharing ideas, needs and concerns and developing a positive and supportive relationship.

Our School Age Care children are divided into three separate classes: K-1 (Lil’ Stars Class), Grades 2-3 (All Stars Class),  Grades 4-5 (Superstars Class) in order to provide an environment that focuses on their age appropriate areas of development. 

Daily schedule Sept-June (**Summer Camp with separate registration available for Summer)
TimeMonday to Friday
7:00Open
7:00Morning Gym Activities
8:15Drop off Children at School
2:30Pick up Children from School
3:00Classroom Free Play/Homework
(House Corner, Computer, Games, Puzzles, Building Centre, Free Art Centre, etc.)
Snack
4:00Activity of the Day
(Crafts, Games, Sports, Chapel, Baking, etc.)
5:00Free Play/Homework
6:00Close
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Summer Camp

Summer Camp

(Ages 6-12)
Summer Camp at Shining Star is a fun filled time spent enjoying exploring the world around us on field trips, visits from special guests, and fun in centre activities including water play, sports, creative arts and more!