Toddler Program Curriculum Overview
Language: Our program is rich in language activities and resources that are vital to lives of children and that provide opportunities for them to become competent in expressing thoughts and feelings in order to have satisfying social relationships. To foster the language development necessary for literacy, children will engage in song and finger-play, story telling, and much more, providing opportunity for divergent thinking, and problem solving.
Cognitive Development: Children will be given the opportunity to explore, discover, and manipulate a variety of age appropriate materials. Through experiences gained, they will begin to master basic concepts such as, colour and shape recognition, identifying body parts and their functions, puzzles and a variety of other related concepts. Also, children will have occasion to develop fine motor skills, and enhance their attention span.
Social Development: Children will have an opportunity to interact among equals while building positive peer relationships. They may gain greater understanding of their surroundings, the environment, and their role within it. They will begin to develop vital social skills such as, consideration for others, sharing and turn taking, which in turn will strengthen each child’s self-confidence and assurance.
The Arts: The students will be given the opportunity to express ideas and feelings through a variety of media. Creative activities foster divergent thinking and enhance a variety of important skills. Activities may include: painting, drawing, crafts, drama, gross motor development, creative movement, and music.
Preschool Curriculum Overview
Language: To foster the language development necessary for literacy, our program is rich in language activities and resources that are vital to the lives of children and that provide opportunities for thinking, problem solving, and emergent reading. Our program is phonetic based and progresses from letter sound recognition which then leads to phonetic readers.
French will also be integrated in the program through songs and finger plays.
Mathematics: Students will be introduced to Number Sense and Numeration (recognizing, identifying, and writing numerals), Measurement (using simple terms, sequencing), Spatial Sense and Geometry (identifying and sorting shapes) and Patterning. Various exercises and materials will be explored to reinforce number recognition and enhance fine motor skills (e.g., sand paper numbers).
Science and Technology: As part of our science curriculum, the students will be able to explore and experiment with different concepts using a hands-on approach, and become familiar with use of technology, and the world around them. Topics of study will include Seasons, Weather, Patterns and Life Cycles, as well as, take part in a group science project.
Social Studies: By the end of Preschool, students will have a greater understanding of their surroundings, the environment and their uses. The Continents of the World will be explored and they will become familiar with social relationships, self-awareness, as well as health and safety concepts.
The Arts: The students will be given the opportunity to express ideas and feelings through a variety of media. Creative activities include: painting, drawing, crafts, drama, creative movement, and music. Students will also partake in fieldtrips, and welcome special guest speakers.