Little Buds (12 mo. – 19 mo.)
Our Little Buds program provides a warm, welcoming environment where your child can grow from a bundle of joy to a bundle of curiosity. The early childhood educators focus on creating experiences and opportunities that invite exploration, and support the rapid and important development that is occurring in a child’s first few years. Throughout the day, the children participate in activities that stimulate the five senses through singing, dancing, art, water play and outdoor time. This is a small sample of what a typical day may include in the Little Buds room.
Little Rascals (19 mo. – 2 ½ yrs.)
Our Little Rascals program uses hands-on exploration and social interactions to help your little one learn about his or her expanding world. Through the guidance of our early childhood educators, the children enjoy learning experiences that promote their blossoming independence and social skills, and foster self-confidence. Our program for toddlers is designed to adapt to each individual child's age and stage. Experienced educators promote emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development in a fun, engaging environment. Interest centres such as water, blocks, dramatic play, manipulatives, art and a quiet reading area are available throughout the day.
Busy Bee (2 ½ yrs. – 3 ½ yrs.)
Our Busy Bee program provides a perfect transition from toddlers to preschool, celebrating your child’s changing abilities and encouraging an increased level of independence. Our early childhood educators focus on creating a flexible program for children who need time to build on their developmental abilities and learn how to engage more as part of a group. Experienced educators cater to the high energy and busy needs of this age group, and a typical day may include free play, small group time, storytelling, outdoor time, music and movement, and focused time on self-help skills. Interest centres such as water, blocks, dramatic play, manipulatives, art, early science and math, and a quiet reading area are available throughout the day.
Rug Rats and Munchkins (3 ½ yrs. – 4 ½ yrs.)
Both our Rug Rats and Munchkin programs are filled with investigation, exploration and discovery, where active and enthusiastic children can refine and expand their skills and knowledge. Through intentional teaching practices, purposefully-designed learning environments, and enriched activities, early childhood educators ensure preschoolers have fun, appropriate, and meaningful learning experiences. There is an emphasis on problem solving and exploring new ideas, learning about diversity, and visiting places of interest in the wider community. Throughout the day, children participate in numeracy and literacy activities, problem solving games and fine motor skill development, such as early writing and cutting skills.
Cool Kids (4 ½ yrs. – 6 yrs.)
Our Cool Kids program helps children advance their skills in core pre-academic areas such as literacy, math, and science, as well as in other essential areas such as art, and social and emotional well-being. Our child-centred approach ensures that children are exposed to a diverse array of learning activities and that they thrive in all areas of child development, creative thinking, and curious investigation. Early childhood educators ensure that children have fun, appropriate, and meaningful learning experiences with an emphasis on problem solving and exploring new ideas, learning about diversity, and visiting places of interest in the wider community.