Preschool Program

Little Bears/ Preschool

Ages:

  • 2 1/2 year old to 4 year old

Ratio

  • 20 Children to 2 Full Time Educators (10 children: 1 adult) at HPSCCC
  • 17 Children to 2 Full Time Educators (10 children: 1 adult) at BSELC

Daily Routine

Between 6-8:30 am children are dropped off and from 7:30-8:30 they will be outside (weather permitting).

8:30-9:00 am- A nutritious snack is served.

9:00-11:30 am- During the morning the children will split into an older and younger group.  The older group will go explore and have learning opportunities in their outdoor environment first thing after snack.  Then the younger group will be presented with developmentally appropriate activities and learning opportunities to help them grow in all areas of development (social, cognitive, language, physical, creative and spiritual).  Then the groups will switch learning environments.  The children will also have opportunities of stories and songs throughout their day.

11:30 am- A nutritious lunch is served.

12:00-2:30 pm- Nap/ Rest Time. Children who do not nap or as they wake up will be provided with quiet learning activities.

1:30-2:30 pm- As the rest of the children wake up they will have the opportunity to go outside and explore their outdoor environment (weather permitting).

2:30 pm- A nutritious snack is served.

3:00-4:15 pm- In the afternoon the children will be presented with developmentally appropriate activities and learning opportunities to help them grow in all areas of development (social, cognitive, language, physical, creative and spiritual).

4:30- 6:00 pm- The children will be outside exploring their outdoor learning environment (weather permitting) until pick up.

**Times may vary depending on the interest and interactions of the children.**

Big Bears/ Kinders

Ages:

  • 4 year old to the end of Kindergarten

Ratio

  • 15 Children to 2 Full Time Educators (10 children: 1 adult) at HPSCCC
  • 16 Children to 2 Educators (10 children: 1 adult) at BSELC

Daily Routine

Between 6-8:30 am children are dropped off and from 7:30-8:30 they will be outside (weather permitting).

8:30-9:00 am- A nutritious snack is served.

9:00-11:30 am- During the morning the children will be presented with developmentally appropriate activities and learning opportunities to help them grow in all areas of development (social, cognitive, language, physical, creative and spiritual).  The children will get to explore outdoors (weather permitting).  Children will get the chance to take long walks, run, jump and climb. This is a perfect place for children to explore and get messy. At the centre we love and benefit from messy play and encourage children to join in with all messy play presented.  The children will get to experience hands on adventurous play.  They will get opportunities to cook/ bake, use tools, get muddy, etc.  The children will also have opportunities of stories and songs throughout their day.

11:30 am- A nutritious lunch is served.

12:00-2:30 pm- Quiet Time, children will have time to relax their bodies through looking/ reading stories and then working on busy buckets that provide children with quiet learning activities.

1:15-2:30 pm- The children will go outside and explore their outdoor environment (weather permitting).

2:30 pm- A nutritious snack is served.

3:00-4:15 pm- In the afternoon the children will be presented with developmentally appropriate activities and learning opportunities to help them grow in all areas of development (social, cognitive, language, physical, creative and spiritual).

4:30- 6:00 pm- The children will be outside exploring their outdoor learning environment (weather permitting) until pick up.

**Times may vary depending on the interest and interactions of the children.**