This enhanced program is designed to bridge the gap between preschool and kindergarten, and is beneficial for 3 and 4 year olds. The combination of two days of preschool and two days of KinderPrep can offer an alternative to junior kindergarten for those children not yet ready for a full day of structured learning. Our enhanced program offers:

  • Jolly Phonics activities that offer further learning opportunities on top of the basics offered in the preschool class (e.g., sounding out words and printing skills).

  • Promotion of literacy skills through poems and rhymes, creating and retelling stories and trips to the public library.

  • Math skills are developed through graphing, classifying, sorting and measuring. We will encourage number recognition and positioning.

  • Social development will take place through group games and group activities.

  • Music and movement helps develop math and literacy skills. We will use singing and creative movement in the classroom as well as welcoming musical guests.

  • Life Skills such as dressing and taking care of personal needs will build self confidence and independence.

  • Science activities from the Wings of Discovery program help children discover and question how things work.

Tuesday and Thursday KinderPrep

  • 3 to 5 years and developmentally ready for an advanced program

  • 1 to 3:30 pm September to June

  • Maximum 12 students per class, 1:6 teachers to students ratio

  • $250 per month non-participation only *

Curriculum based science and phonics focus for children aged 3 to 5 years. This class has a maximum of 12 students and supervision is provided by two teachers (one RECE and one Ontario Certified Teacher).