Preschool Program (2.5 – 4 years old)
The preschool program features a more academic approach to learning. More emphasis is placed on individual responsibilities, problem solving, as well as cognitive, social, and emotional development. Our educators use formal learning techniques that help children continue to develop their language, literacy, numeracy and science skills. We do this through experiments, classroom discussions, and small tasks.
We recognize the individuality of each child and their interests and are committed to providing an environment that helps every child in our preschool program develop a genuine love for learning. We take field trips, nature walks, and conduct in-class experiments. The preschool program includes story time, songs, rhymes and exposure to classical music, all of which are proven to enhance child development.
Our play based preschool program identifies what children are expected to learn and be able to do in all developmental areas.
Our capable preschoolers are introduced to basic concepts in an exciting, hands-on way. We show our preschoolers that learning is fun through play.
- Introduction to letters and numbers
- Development of social skills
- Learning through play
- Spontaneous child-initiated experiences
- Two hours of daily outdoor fun (one in the morning and one in the afternoon)
We provide a quality program with the best pedagogical approaches to help your preschooler build positive relationships, and focus on their social, physical, and emotional development. We are committed to preparing preschoolers for success in their future academic endeavors.
Preschool daily schedule
|Time slots||Preschool (joined group to start)|
|7.00-8:00||Arrival. Free play with toys. Alternate activities are available.
Individual/small group interaction.
|8.00-8.15||Morning exercise. Creative movements.|
|8.15-8.30||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/musical circle: calendar, seasons, weather; ABCs, numbers, poems, stories and books. Time to prepare materials in advance for next learning opportunity and set up the playground.|
|Art learning Experiences. Free play. All centers are open. Child/staff interaction, quiet and active play. Child/teacher-initiated learning experiences (adapts to meet child’s individual needs)|
|9.45-10.00||Transition time, getting ready for outdoor play (washroom routine and dressing).|
|10:00-11:00||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)|
|11:00-11:30||Transition time-to get ready for hands, face washing routine (one to one child/teacher interaction. Time to meet children physical needs.|
|11.30-12.10||Lunch (promoting self-help skills, teaching table manners; individual or group interaction to initiate conversation/socialization)|
|Time to meet children’s physical needs. Hands, faces washing routine. Toilet/diaper routine. Encourage self-help skills.|
|12:30-2:30||Quiet story time in cots. Variety of lullabies and appropriate classical music is played.
For early risers and non-sleepers alternate quiet learning opportunities are set up.
Prepare materials for curriculum in advance.
|2.30-3:00||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 experience|
|Transition time, toilet/diaper routine. Encourage self-help skills. Hand washing routine (one to one child/teacher interaction), preparation for afternoon snack|
|3:10-3:30||Afternoon snack. Self-help skills are encouraged.|
|3:30-3:45||Musical circle time – calendar, poems, finger plays, songs, ABCs, numbers and creative movement (dance, yoga, etc.) Time to meet children physical needs.|
|3:45-4.00||Transition time, getting ready for outdoor play (washroom routine and dressing)|
|4.00-5.00||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|
|5.00-5:15||Toilet routine. Encourage self-help skills. Hands washing routine.|
|5.30-6.00||Free play. All learning areas are open. Small group child/teacher interaction.|