KG (4-7 years old)
Our competent kindergarteners participate in a high-quality, play-based program providing them a strong foundation upon which to build the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for lifelong learning.
Our children receive a quality kindergarten program in order to achieve their full potential. We cover all academic subjects of learning offered in school such as:
- Language and Literacy (English, French, Russian)
- Social Studies and Technologies
- Creative movement (yoga, dance, gym, etc.)
- Small group setting for greater individual attention
- Play based curriculum reflective of children’s interests
- Development of self-help skills
- Two hours of daily outdoor fun (one in the morning and one in the afternoon)
JK/SK daily schedule
|Time slots||JK/SK (joined group to start)|
|7.00||Arrival. Free play with toys. Alternate activities are available.
Individual/small group interaction;
|8.15||Time to meet children’s physical needs. Washing hands, toilet routine, preparation for breakfast.|
|8.30-9.00||Breakfast/Child/teacher interaction. Quiet centers are open for children who had breakfast at home (self help skills and table manners are reinforced)|
|9.00-9:20||Circle time, Morning greetings. Calendar, seasons, weather, days of the week; ABCs, numbers, poems, stories and books. Canadian anthem.|
|Art learning Experiences. Free play. All centers are open. Child/staff interaction, quiet and active play. Child/teacher-initiated learning experiences (to meet child’s individual needs)|
|9:50-10.10||English (letters-writing, reading, phonics, small plays and puppet shows)|
|10.10-10:30||Music/ creative movements.
(Songs in both English and Russian, listening to classical music, instruments playing, preparing songs and dances for small school concerts and cultural celebrations)
|10:30-10:50||Classes: child/teacher-initiated age appropriate experiences, one to one/small group interaction): Math – Mon/Wed/Thurs; Russian – Tue/Fri|
|10.50-11:00||Transition time, getting ready for outdoor play (washroom routine and dressing) Encourage self-help dressing routine.|
|11.00-12.00||Outdoor physical play, seasonal learning experiences (child/teacher initiated age appropriate learning experiences with toys, sensory toys, riding toys, etc.; balancing exercise, ball games, leaping games)|
|12:00-12:20||Transition time to get ready for hands, face washing routine (one to one child/teacher interaction). Time to meet children physical needs.|
|12:20-12:50||Lunch (promoting self help skills, teaching table manners; individual or group interaction to initiate conversation/socialization)|
|12.50-1.00||Time to meet children’s physical needs. Hands, faces washing routine. Toilet routine. Encourage self-help skills.|
|1.00-2.30||Rest/quiet activities time. Quiet story time in cots. Variety of lullabies and appropriate classical music is played. Quiet learning opportunities are set up for early risers and non-sleepers. Prepare materials for curriculum in advance.|
|2.30-3:00||Toilet routine. Encourage self-help skills. One to one/small group interaction, quiet and active free play. Art learning experience All learning areas are open for children to explore. Physical play- child/teacher-initiated learning experiences.
Hands washing routine.
|Transition time, hands washing routine (one to one child/teacher interaction), preparation for afternoon snack.|
|3:10-3:30||Afternoon snack. Self-help skills are encouraged|
|3:30-4.10||Classes: Nature and social studies 20 min. (Mon, Wed., Thu/
Math (Tue/Fri) 20 min.
Russian (Mon., Wed., Thu.) 20 min./
French (Tue., Fri) 20 min.
|Free play. All learning areas are open. Small group child/teacher interaction.
Toys, floor puzzles, riding toys, individual and small group play stations. Pretend play and dramatic play. Toilet routine. Encourage self-help skills. Hands washing routine.
|4.50-5:00||Transition time, getting ready for outdoor play (washroom routine and dressing).|
|5.00-6.00||Outdoor physical play, seasonal learning experiences (child/teacher-initiated age appropriate learning experiences with toys, sensory toys, riding toys, etc.; balancing exercise, ball games, leaping games) /gym activities and games if weather does not permit outdoor play.|