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.
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.
|Time||Monday to Friday|
|7:00||Inside Free Play|
(Climber, house corner, books, puzzles, interactive toys)
(Rice play, finger painting, water play, music & movement)
(Language, math, music, finger plays, stories)
|2:30||Wake up / Toilet Routine|
|5:30||Inside Free Play|
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.
|Learning Centres Exploration|
(arts and crafts, puzzles, books, baking,water play, painting, playdough, house corner, building centre, etc.)
|9:00||Calendar/Show & Share/ Special Friend Circle|
|11:30||Transition to Lunch Time|
|11:40||Lunch Time/Bathroom Routines|
|12:30||Nap Time/Quiet Play|
Between 1:30-2:30 children that don’t nap get free play in another classroom, gym or outside.
|2:30||Table Top Toys/ Bathroom Routines|
|5:00||Free Play in Class or Outside|
Seasons and weather conditions may change daily routines in order to better meet children’s needs.
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!
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.
|Time||Monday to Friday|
|7:00||Morning Gym Activities|
|8:15||Drop off Children at School|
|2:30||Pick up Children from School|
|3:00||Classroom Free Play/Homework|
(House Corner, Computer, Games, Puzzles, Building Centre, Free Art Centre, etc.)
|4:00||Activity of the Day|
(Crafts, Games, Sports, Chapel, Baking, etc.)