Half-day Program - General Guidelines
 

Self Directed Activities
  • Art Centres: painting, pasting, drawing and paper construction.
  • Listening Centre: activities to increase attention span and an appreciation for music and books.
  • Block Centre: provide opportunities for large and small activities with blocks.
  • Cars & Building Cente: provide opportunities for building social and fine motor skills and imaginative play.
  • Manipulative Centre: activities with puzzles, small blocks and board games, activities to develop classification skills, ordering and observation skills.
  • Doll House/Train Centre: provide opportunities for for building social and fine motor skills and imaginative play. 
  • Playhouse: provides opportunities for building social and fine motor skills, imaginative and role play in a small scale house.  The house may change throughout the year to become a restaurant, grocery store, doctor's office, etc.
  • Sandbox/Water table: the center may be filled with materials such as sand, water, beans, moon sand, sticky foam, etc.  This provides sensory experiences involving measurement and investigation.
Snack/Conversation Time
  • Children are seated together to stimulate conversation, foster friendship and good manners. 
  • Snack Procedure follows the Canada Food Guide and other regulations set forth by government licensing. 
  • Snacks may include but are not limited to vegetables, fruits, sandwiches, muffins, cheese and crackers.
Teacher Directed Activities
  • Visual, auditory and communication skills are developed through small group conversations and activities with the teacher. 
  • Math and science concepts and information about other topics of interest are presented to the children.
  • Project participation encourages the development of visual and auditory communication skills and fine motor skills are developed with the introduction of new materials and creative tools.
  • Through a series of planned activities, the children acquire information about the world around them.
  • Cooking days encourage fine motor skills and communication skills.  Children are introduced to new tastes and smells.  The children are encouraged to practice healthy food habits and are introduced to simple food handling and hand washing procedures.
Clean-Up
  • Responsibility for putting away toys and equipment will be largely the children's.
  • Develops cooperation and sharing skills. 
  • Staff will provide direction and guidance when necessary.
Circle Time
  • To develop an interest in books and story-telling. 
  • To develop listening, memory and communication skills.
Departure
  • We have a final circle time to review what was presented in class, to hand out projects and other work, and to say "So Long".
  • Students are dismissed directly to their parents or guardians.