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).