Ages 1 – 18 months
Our infant program provides for the individual needs of the child. We incorporate programming that allows for staff to encourage independence and present fundamental foundations for this age group. Areas of creative, sensory, gross and fine motor as well as group time are planned for each and every day. The infants have an opportunity to enjoy outdoor time in a fenced playground with equipment reflecting the developmental needs. A gradual admission is a successful way to help mom and baby transition into childcare. For the younger infants entering our program we ensure that all home cooked meals are pureed to provide a delicious and nutritious plan for each child.
Ages 18 months – 2½ years
Our busy toddlers enjoy learning to become part of group who want the same things at the same time. Developmentally they begin to stay on task longer and are able to do some simple puzzles to complex. They enjoy the suspense of a good story and participate during music circle. Gross motor, energy used up in a playground that has a fixed climber and a large sandbox with a maze. After a great lunch they nap and follow the rest of the routine for the day. Afternoon could bring creativity with paints or some sensory using home-made play dough. Baking is also a favourite activity.
Ages 2½ – 4 years
We incorporate activities such as large group, cognitive, fine and gross motor, sensory, language and dramatic play to encourage growth and development. Children are encouraged to participate in order for teachers to observe the development milestones of each child. With this information the teacher is able to compile this information onto the IPP (Individual Programming Planning). This will aide the teachers in planning for their class and children. During floor time the children have an abundance of opportunities to build with blocks, trains, puzzles etc and engage in cooperative play. Outdoors is always the highlight for this age group and a lot of energy is spent there on the climber (Mississauga) , tricycles, shuffleboard, built in hopscotch plus planned activities.
Ages 2½ – 4 years
This is an academic grade half-day program that educates children on many levels of competencies before entering Kindergarten. Report cards are sent home to update on academic progress. Children will be learning so much in the 2.5 hours they attend this program. Hours for this program are 9 am to 11:30 am or 1 pm to 3:30 pm. Children are expected to attend everyday for the term of their agreement to ensure academic progress. The Nursery programs target all areas of development including group time, creative, gross and fine motor as well French, language and math. No snacks or lunches are provided in these programs.
Ages 4 – 5 years
This is an academic grade and children are expected to achieve levels of competencies before leaving for the next grade. There is an opportunity for parents to meet the teachers at parent night and also at curriculum night. Report cards are sent home the same time as other schools.The children enjoy the leveled readers program and bring home books to read with their families. There is always a well rounded curriculum involving our community at large and our home community. The planning continues to reflect areas of development, group time, creative, gross and fine motor as well French, language and math.
Before & After
Ages 4 – 12 years
Our program is dedicated to the development of children in school with age-appropriate, educational and stimulating activities that develop their skills to further their growth in all areas such as math, science, literacy and creativity. The school-age programs in our daycares are offered before and after school during the academic year, full days for PA days, and full-time as summer camp, march break, and holiday camp during breaks. We offer meals and a loving environment that fosters children’s growth and development. Transportation is available by school bus or through the daycare to local schools.
What Makes Us Different
Staff will encourage children to participate in various gross motor activities and to explore their natural surroundings. Children will be given opportunities to participate in seasonal activities.
A time to relax and recover. Non sleepers may participate in quite activities after one hour of rest.
Once a week we all gather for Bible Story and songs.
Staff will encourage individual and group participation in spontaneous and planned activities.
Staff will help develop skills and independence.
Staff will lead meal prayers.