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:

  • Mathematics
  • Language and Literacy (English, French, Russian)
  • Science
  • Social Studies and Technologies
  • Creative movement (yoga, dance, gym, etc.)
  • Music
  • Art
  • 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;

8.00 Morning exercise.
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.
9:20-9:50

 

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.

3-3:10-

 

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.

4.10-4.30

 

 

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.

4.30-4.50 Mid-afternoon snack.
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.