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PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

4 – 5 years

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The world is no doubt changing, and the relative pace of our everyday life can be hectic. It is important however that a child in his developmental phases adopt the time for a structured regiment of activities, such as; math, language, science, arts and crafts, physical activity, and reading. Our experienced educators create and run our exclusive daily development program designed to focus on nurturing your child’s mental and physical development.

At River’s Edge daycare our objective in our preschool program is to facilitate the emotional and intellectual development simultaneously through guided play and structured lessons. We encourage puzzle time every morning and challenge the preschoolers cognitive powers. Our activities are centered around: patterns, shapes, colour recognition, math skills, and reading are embodied through the schedule of activities.

What We Strive to Accomplish

  • The Full Alphabet in English and French
  • Counting 0 – 10, 10 – 20, 20 +
  • Hygiene principals
  • Basic Math skills
  • Patterns and Shapes
  • Colours
  • Animals and Nature
  • Seasons and Months
  • Science (What are clouds? What is the Sun? What is the Moon?)
  • Weather and Climate
  • Reading and Writing

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The main objective of the big kids class is to prepare the students for kindergarten. Through age appropriate lessons, children learn to write, use letters and numbers and work together to develop their knowledge of the world around them.

Big kids will learn to

  • Show respect for themselves, their teachers and their friends through, for example, discussions of right vs. wrong and role-play
  • Dress themselves: zip, button, tie their shoes.
  • Keep their cubbies clean
  • Observe school rules: speak in a proper voice, walk in the halls, setting the example for younger children Communicate in a civil and constructive manner: sorry, please, thank you…
  • Be patient and waiting their turn: raise their hands for example
  • Be bilingual
  • Continue to practice hygiene and table manners
  • Write their own name
  • Identify letters, numbers, months, seasons, colors, shapes. Even if children are not ready to read at this age, they are beginning to understand and learning is done through repetition, flashcards and games.
  • Develop awareness of the world around them through geography, learning about different countries, cultures, making cultural cuisine, listening to world music.
  • Express their personal feelings on a subject through artistic interpretation and representation
  • Participate in chores necessary to take care of their class and school: watering plants, cleaning after meals.
TODDLER PROGRAM

TODDLER PROGRAM

TODDLER PROGRAM

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Each group is an energetic bundle and our educators keep them busy throughout the day. This is such a pivotal stage in your child’s life when they’ve developed the basic fundamentals and now are in a more autonomous mind set. We promote this mindset and begin with establishing clear lines of communication between children and adults.

This is the phase when knowing how to say yes, no, please, and thank you are essential to teach. It is also the age when we see growth in the capabilities for longer periods of attention and focus. In our toddler program we learn all about hygiene; brushing teeth, washing hands, flushing the toilet, potty training, wiping, etc.. we also begin focusing on identifying our A.B.C’s and numbers in a group environment. The integration of groups in this phase really settle your child into a more communal mindset and their social skills begin to flourish. Our controlled groups help children develop their feelings and security as part of a group within the parameters of our classroom rules and routines.

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The toddler programs are separated into three groups based on age:

Little toddlers18 - 24 months

What we strive to accomplish

  • Walk on our own.
  • Eat finger food on our own/Introduce a fork and spoon/Drink from a sippy cup.
  • Bingo dab and paint and begin to color with crayons and markers.
  • Learn finger plays and dance with music.
  • Listen to stories/Read books.
  • Transition from our crib to a sleeping bag.
  • Walk in a group.
  • Ride toys, climb ladders and slide on the climbers in the playroom.

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Big toddlers2 - 3 years

What we strive to accomplish

  • Say ”Please” and “Thank You”.
  • Identify our own name when spoken to, plus other children’s names.
  • Identify different parts of our bodies such as eyes, ears and mouth.
  • Begin to run and hop.
  • Build our vocabulary, combine words into phrases.
  • Begin to dress ourselves with assistance
  • Begin to drink from a paper cup.
  • Color with a crayon or marker.

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Little kids3 - 4 years

What we strive to accomplish

  • Eat appropriately during snack and lunch.
  • Practice good manners and hygiene.
  • Show concern for others.
  • Show or display gratitude.
  • Learn how to share and cooperate.
  • Continue learning to count, identify shapes, colors & some alphabet letters.
  • Begin using safety scissors.
  • Identify more familiar people, places and things.
INFANT PROGRAM

INFANT PROGRAM

INFANT PROGRAM

6 – 18 months

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Welcome to our little Nursery! We provide a friendly and bubbly environment for your little treasure. At River’s Edge daycare we work with your children and maintain a program that helps our babies develop attachment links with adults other than their parents, as well as with attachment links with children of the same age. We encourage curiosity and creativity routinely we sing songs in english and french, tell stories, play with instruments as well as finger paint to challenge their developing minds.

Our educators work to promote your baby’s motor skills during playground time, emphasizing the development of their crawling, walking and sitting and playing toss n’roll with a ball to promote social skills and further develop their hand and eye coordination.

 

What We Strive to Accomplish

  • Crawl, walk by holding onto furniture or beginning to take our own steps.
  • Hold bottles/sippy cups by ourselves.
  • Eat finger foods such as cheese, crackers and Cheerios by ourselves.
  • Know our own name.
  • Sit up by ourselves.
  • Explore our environment.
  • Begin to develop language.
  • Hand-eye coordination and finger dexterity.
  • Develop social interaction skills with adults and children