12 months to 2 years
A child's cognitive, emotional and social development occurs substantially during these first few years. That's why, it is vital that children have the correct guidance and support at this age.
3 years to 5 years
This is the age of curiosity. Children began asking lots of questions and start exploring to find their own answers. Encouraging their exploration and learning in a safe environment where they are comfortable is important.
5 years to 12 years
At this point, children are quite independent. They love being in control and making their own decisions. It is essential that they are able to have a say in their experiences in a safe, supportive environment.
Every activity we provide falls into at least 1 of the 8 categories listed below, each of which develop a different type of skill. We ensure to have a large variety of activities from each category available everyday and are always adding new toys and activities based on the theme or the children's current interests.
Arts & Craft
Art and crafts foster children's imagination and creativity. This includes free drawing and colouring or making theme-related crafts.
Music & Movement
Music and movement encourage self-expression and help with social development. Whether we are learning songs together during circle time or children are making their own music everyone loves to sing and dance!
Gross Motor Activities
Gross motor activities are essential for learning coordination and control. These can be outdoor activities like riding a bike or playing ball, but we also have various indoor activities like dancing and balancing games.
Fine Motor Activities
Fine motor activities help children control movements in their hands and face and are important for daily tasks such as eating and writing. We have many different activities such as lego and puzzles.
Math & Science
The math activities allow children to learn basic math skills such as sorting, counting and adding through hands-on activities. The science activities allow children to explore how the world works. Children can play with microscopes and magnifying glasses. They get to watch how plants grow or participate in other theme-related experiments.
Circle time allows children to practice and develop their social skills. Children and encouraged to participate in discussions about the current theme, the weather, and much more. They also get to sing songs as a group or participate in group activities and games. This is a great way for children to learn how to follow instructions and communicate.
House & Dramatics
House and dramatic play allow children to use their imagination to expand their social skills. By stepping into different roles/characters they are able express themselves and explore their thoughts and ideas. Through dramatic play, they better understand the world around them and the different roles people have in their lives. They are even encouraged to explore and learn about different jobs and cultures during their play.
Sensory play engages children's senses. Children are able to learn through exploration and curiosity. The sand and water table are enjoyed year round. Different elements are added into the sensory tables that relate to the current them. Sometimes sand is swapped out for another material such as mud or seeds or another sensory table is added.
07:00 to 08:00 - Greeting parents and free play (all station are open)
08:00 to 08:30 - Tidy up washroom, preparation for snacks, snack time and clean up from snack
08:30 to 08:45 - Separation of toddlers, pre-schoolers, and out of school care
08:45 to 09:00 - Washroom and diaper change
09:00 to 09:30 - Arts and crafts and/or other teacher directed planned activities (free play for children who don't want to join)
09:30 to 10:00 - Circle time: theme development, weather/calendar discussions, music and stories
10:00 to 10:30 - Clean up and get ready to go outside
10:30 to 11:00 - Outside time (or indoor gross motor activities if weather doesn't permit)
11:00 to 11:15 - Clean up and wash up for lunch
11:15 to 11:45 - Lunch Time
11:45 to 12:00 - Wash up from lunch, bathroom time and quiet activities on mats (books)
12:00 to 02:00 - Nap time or quiet activities on mat for non sleepers, and wake up to soft music
02:00 to 02:30 - Wake up, put mats away, washroom and diaper change and get ready for snack
02:30 to 03:00 - Snack time
03:00 to 03:15 - Circle time: theme development, weather/calendar discussions, music and stories
03:15 to 03:30 - Preparation for outdoor play
03:30 to 04:30 - Outdoor play (if weather permits) or free indoor large muscle activities
04:30 to 05:00 - Teacher planned activity (free play for children who don't want to join)
05:00 to 06:00 - Combine into one room, washroom, diaper change and table top activities