Description: Kindergarten classes are operated September to June. Monday to Friday . The teacher/child ratio is 1-6. The program is staffed by an Early Childhood Educator/Primary Junior teacher and an assistant, Enrichment French and Movement teachers. Speech and language pathologist is available if necessary. This program meets or exceeds the standards as laid out by the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the Day Nurseries Act and the Kindergarten Years Toronto District School Board Curriculum.
Philosophy: Our education philosophy is drawn from best practice from the Ministry of Education Kindergarten Program and early learning for every child today (ELECT).
Active Learning Approach - "Learning by doing"
Involving Teacher and Parents - Supporting and extending children's emerging intellectual, physical, social and emotional skills and abilities
Daily Organization - Consistent schedule to include individual, small group and large group experiences and a balance of teacher-planned and child planned activity
Classroom Organization - Room is divided into five or more distinct "interest" areas. Reading, writing, math, science, art and computers.
Goals: We support a child's natural learning by Enquiry and Investigation within and outside our classroom. This involves the following critical steps:
*planning and reflection
Our small group size, provides our teacher/team with the opportunity to provide a personal environment that will foster confidence, independence, socialization and a hands on learning experience to prepare the children for senior kindergarten and grade one and to allow us to have close contact with you regarding your child.
To apply for this programme and information regarding fees, please contact Mary Dwan King at (416) 424-2135.