Our programs are intended to encourage interaction and communication between children and staff in a positive way and support their ability to self-regulate, foster the children’s exploration, play and inquiry, provide child-initiated and adult supported experiences as well as offer opportunities to create relationships with others within the program. We achieve this by implementing the four foundations of learning: belonging, well-being, engagement and expression.
Our half day Kindergarten Readiness Program runs alongside the Preschool Program on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am – 11:45 am. The teacher to child ratio is 1:8. During snack time we teach the preschool children how to open their snacks and re-pack their snack bags, to prepare them for school. Our programs foster learning through play, exploration, and inquiry. We provide environments and experiences for children to explore ideas and interact with others in play. We teach letter recognition through the Jolly Phonics Program. As part of our Kindergarten Readiness Program, children will gain experiences in different activities that will foster social development, good manners, and responsibility. We help children develop skills in using writing tools, recognition of letters, shapes, and colours, socialization, body awareness, co-operation, participation, and language development.