Family Child Care and Home Preschool
Curriculum at a glance
for your interest in our Toddler/Preschool program. Children's first early
experiences enrich and stimulate future growth.
Young children learn more (and faster) during the first 5 years of their
life than over any other 5 year period.
It is an accepted
fact that children acquire most of their learned development through play;
exploring their environment; and observing
the people around them. Children
need to have the opportunity to be engaged in experiences that are relevant and
meaningful to them.
is the essential component of a developmentally appropriate
curriculum. Our main objective is to have fun, provide a positive approach to
learning, enhance social skills and
encourage creative expression. Children will be offered activities that
stimulate sensory motor development, language skills, social interaction,
creativity, explore their environment, and the
linking of concepts to real world experience.
Our preschool program
is designed to provide age appropriate activities to young children within a
small group ratio. The curriculum is geared towards Pre-K framework
for children 3 - 5 years of age and is
easily adaptable for a mixed age group to include younger siblings and
toddlers wishing to join in. All subjects/projects are
incorporated into weekly/monthly themes and are based on active
play/exploration that include ideas inspired by the likes and interests of
We will explore learning adventures that focus on letters, shapes,
color and number recognition, reading readiness, circle time, supervised computer time, free play,
arts and crafts, puzzles, math/science, music/singing, imaginative play,
educational toys, sensory experiences and seasonal activities.
At no time
will a child be pushed toward an accelerated learning rate, and I will not
pressure a child to achieve any developmental milestones. Respecting
each child and their independent personalities, allows them to grow
physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually at his/her own pace.
are not the heart of our daily activities. I believe a child's day holds
many exciting opportunities, and as such I would rather not have them depend
on the existence of television. Any exceptions will be limited to
educational/family approved viewing.
Weather permitting we enjoy outdoor adventures and play
everyday at Toddler Haven. Observing nature thru a child's eyes can be
an amazing experience; from their reaction when witnessing seeds planted
have begun new growth; discovering the birds nesting in our backyard have
become "parents"; and lets not forget the way they learn to be gentle from
trying to pick up ants or spiders without squishing a few in between.
Activities may include; daily back yard play,
sand/water table, bike/toy riding,
neighborhood walks, hikes to Nose Hill Park, playground visits, gardening, summer water play
(i.e. sprinkler, wading pool) which at times is closely followed by snow
A note on
will be informed of field trips in advance. It is not mandatory that
your child attends these field trips, but you will be required to provide
back-up childcare for your child if your child cannot attend. There is
no extra cost for field trips, and as such, there is no deduction in the
rate if your child does not attend.
trips do not include neighborhood walks or trips to the adjacent park,
both of which may be somewhat frequent during favorable weather.**
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