Childsplace Learning Centres | CareFind

Our Centre:

The philosophy at Childsplace Learning Centres Ltd. is “Children Learn by Doing”. A child’s play becomes his work, and should be taken just as seriously as an adult’s. By providing a safe environment and a rich variety of activities, we can create a rewarding and valuable learning experience for young children that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Through Childsplace, we hope to enhance the learning opportunities of children and parents alike. Our program is based on the following goals:

  • We will offer child centered open-ended, age appropriate play activities to foster all areas of children’s growth: Physical, Cognitive, Emotional, Social and Creative.
  • Provide opportunities for children to make choices based on their activities and experiences in a controlled and safe environment.
  • To foster positive peer interactions and socially acceptable behaviour at age appropriate levels, and to assist the child in expressing their thoughts and feelings in a manner appropriate to the environment and acceptable to others.
  • Plan and implement activities designed to stimulate natural curiosity, exploration and discovery.
  • To provide a program that includes and respects children and families of all races, cultures and family backgrounds.

Program Times:

Preschool 1 Program
Age 2 ½ to 3 ½
Child must turn 3 by end of February of the school year.
Tuesday and Thursday
Mornings – 9:00am to 11:30am
3 & 4 Year Old Mixed Program
Child must be 3 before they can start.
Tuesday and Thursday
Afternoons – 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Junior Kindergarten Program
Child must turn 4 by end of February of the school year.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Mornings – 9:00am to 11:30am
Afternoons – 12:30am to 3:00am

Programs:

Preschool

Activities are age-appropriate for children introducing preschool toys and equipment at appropriate intervals, meeting the needs of individual children and the group as a whole. Older children that are graduating to go to Kindergarten in the fall will be introduced to Junior Kindergarten activities and programming. Equipment and activities will be advanced to facilitate higher levels of success within the classroom, taking into account the skills of individual children. Children will have free choice play of all available centres, and will be limited in group size in centres where appropriate.

Art activities will focus on increasing the children’s fine motor skills, while encouraging them to experiment with different mediums, textures and colours, and encourage their creative expression.

Gross motor activities will focus on improving the children’s awareness of their body and how it moves through space (kinesthetic and spatial awareness), the development of spatial concepts (over, under, behind, beside, etc.) improving their gross motor control and developing hand-eye coordination.

Group time activities will introduce age-appropriate songs, stories and finger plays- and also develop the children’s skills in turn taking with the inclusion of cooperative games, the time limited to that of the children’s attention span.

Junior Kindergarten:

This program will focus on enhancing children’s skills in all areas of children’s development – Social, Emotional, Cognitive, Physical and Creative.

The philosophy for this program is still free-play based, but more activities will be added to stimulate the children’s own natural curiosity, and thereby facilitate a natural process of learning.

A wide variety of activities will be provided, including, but not limited to: building construction, language, gross motor, fine motor, creative, basic math and science, and music.

Hands-on science, math and language activities will be provided daily, with a balance of class discussion pertaining to their interests and levels of understanding.

Focus will be put on language and pre-reading skills, and development of fine motor skills in readiness for printing. We will also focus on Emotional and Social skills, helping the children to learn all about themselves, individually and within the group, as well as improving their social awareness.

As the year advances, the children will have greater choices of curriculum activities, as well as longer amounts of group discussion time, pertaining to their interests and levels of understanding. Pre reading and math skills will be enhanced by lots of practice with calendar, letters of the week, fun work sheets and positive interactions with teachers.

Out of School Care:

This program will focus on care for children that are currently enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Our program will be open on professional days and breaks, such as winter and spring break. We will be closed for all statutory holidays. Parents will receive a calendar of program closures.

A wide variety of activities will be provided, including, but not limited to: building construction, language, gross motor, fine motor, creative, basic math and science, and music.

We will include various field trips around the city. As well as bringing in some special guest presentors. And tons of fun days to keep the children entertained!!

Transportation will be provided for children. Staff is available to walk children to and from bus stops within a close proximity to the community centre. We are accepting registrations for all schools-Catholic and Public schools (St.Brigid, Citadel, St.Ambrose and Arbour Lake). We will also be offering meals and snacks!! If your child attends a different school, we may be able to accept them based on several factors. Please call to discuss!!

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