Our Kinder Program
3.5 years - 5 years
(Teacher : Child ratio 1:8)
Our Kinder program takes children beyond the Ontario Curriculum taught in the traditional public school system. Monthly and weekly themes keep our kinders motivated and excited to learn. We create and plan activities with the children's interests in mind. The small teacher to child ratios are designed to assist your child in reaching their highest achievement level.
Goal setting and the achievement of these goals are top on the priority list. Consistent routines aim to promote independence, boosting self-confidence and self-esteem. At the completion of the kinder program, the children will be equipped with comprehensive skills and knowledge in all curriculum areas for a flawless transition into grade one. A cap and gown graduation ceremony sends our kinders off in style!
Outdoor activities are scheduled for a minimum of an hour in the morning and a minimum of an hour in the afternoon. During these times the kinders will develop their gross motor skills and participate in planned outdoor class lessons. All children are required to have outdoor shoes that stay at the Centre. Outdoor times will be modified according to weather changes.
Clothing should be appropriate for the weather and the season.
Fall hat/cap, splash pants, coat, boots and/or shoes
Winter hat, mitts/gloves, neck warmer (scarves are not recommended), snow pants or snowsuit, winter coat, insulated boots and/or shoes
Spring hat/cap, splash pants, rain coat/wind coat, rain boots, running shoes
Summer hat/cap, light coat, rain boots, running shoes (open sandals are not recommended for safety and sanitary reasons), swimsuit, towel
Toileting routine is supervised but independence is encouraged. There are scheduled washroom breaks in the day, and the children are encouraged to go when needed. Proper hygiene (i.e. washing hands) is modelled by staff and incorporated into the daily routine. Please advise your child’s teacher(s) of any special routines or difficulties your child may have when toileting.
Snack and Lunch Routine
Morning snack is provided at 8:30am. Lunch is served between 11:30-12:30pm and an afternoon snack is provided at 3:30pm. Weekly menus are posted on our message board.
Nap time for the entire centre is from 12:30-2:30pm. Children are assigned their own cots and cots sheet are provided. Personal blankets and stuffed toys are encouraged to help children relax and settle in. If your child does not sleep, they will be offered quiet activities or have additional outdoor time.