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CLASSES

Our program views your children as competent individuals, capable of complex thinking, curious and rich in potential. We value and build on their strengths and abilities. We encourage them to interact and communicate in a positive way and support their ability to self-regulate. Our programming allows your children to realize their full potential by indulging their capabilities and curiosities. They can try new things and explore new ideas; all while learning and developing at their own pace.

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Infants

Program Format

We follow Virginia's Milestones of Early Childhood Development.

 

Our physical set-up meets your child’s need to become independent and self-reliant by allowing free choice of play materials, and, with the exception of routines, free use of these materials (within limits).

  • Materials consist of objects that encourage representation and allow children to gain awareness of the world around them.

  • Tables, toy shelves, toilets, etc. are all at the child’s level.

  • Your children are encouraged to be self-reliant in routines such as dressing, toileting, washing, eating, and tidying up their play items.

  • Lunch happens in a family setting where children and adults can have conversations, and children have the ability to explore independence.

  • An adult is available for assistance when needed, but your child is made to feel responsible for the job at hand.

 

Infants

6 weeks to 11 months

Infants need a place of warmth and caring. Stimulating, yet secure. To ensure such a place, 2 teachers will be caring for no more than 10 infants. Daily charting will help each child and their parents to develop at their own pace. Our teachers will use their classrooms, tools, and toys to the fullest to provide opportunities for exploration. They will stimulate the children with daily activities such as crafts, songs, games, and age appropriate toys to develop physically, emotionally, and socially while language development is not ignored. Your child's progress excites and delights us and we will do our best to provide endless opportunities for development and discovery.

Toddlers

Waddlers (12-15 months), Ones and Twos

Children use their bodies to make sense of their world. They see, hear, smell, taste and touch to learn. Our program for toddlers guides the children and helps them develop their emerging problem-solving skills.

From singing to exploring, the combination of group and individual activities ensures that your child will take the utmost advantage of their creative energy. We offer an AM/PM snack and provide a lunch which is prepared on-site. We also ensure children enjoy two-hour Nap or rest periods every day. We provide a toilet training routine and a daily update sheet to let parents know about their child's toileting and eating schedule.

Up to 3 teachers to a maximum of 15 children will be working to stimulate the physical, emotional, and social learning of your child. Twice a day, our toddlers enjoy the outdoor playground with age appropriate play structure and activities.

Preschoolers

Ages Three to Five

"Discovering the World around Them"

Our Preschool Program offers a wide variety of activities to engage your child and prepare him or her for Kindergarten. In preschool, children feed their imaginations! The Learning Centers in our classrooms are filled with tools that allow your children to explore, investigate, and discover their intelligence. They will also develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. We supplement these self-directed experiences with small and large group activities that give children the tools they need to grow. Areas include:

  • The Reading Centre for reading and sharing

  • The Block Centre for building models and towers;

  • The Dramatic Area for having fun grocery shopping and more

 

We offer an AM/PM snack, and provide a lunch which is prepared on-site. Our Preschool children enjoy the outdoor playground with age-appropriate play structures and activities.

In Preschool your children will begin to learn letter sounds and prepare your child for school. Children learn the sounds of the English language, rather than the alphabet. They are then taken through the stages of blending and segmenting words to develop reading and writing skills.

Not all children find it easy to learn and blend sounds. Extra practice will lead to fluency in reading and help your child manage at school. When, as parents, you offer support you should allow yourself to be guided by the pace your child is setting. If they lose interest, leave the teaching for a while and later come back to it. Parental support is important to all children as they benefit from plenty of praise and encouragement while learning.

Keeping our parents up to date on their children's progress is important to us. We provide updates to our parents on behavior and social skills.

Before & After School Care

School Age up to 12

When we consider a before or after school program, we’re often motivated by problems with our own schedules. Ensuring your child is safe while you’re at work is certainly the top priority. However, make sure to consider the other benefits your child will reap as a result of their enrollment in our children’s programs.

Toddlers
Preschoolers
Before & After School
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