Our Facility

Our facility is located in McKee Elementary School. We have four classrooms:  an infant  room, toddler room and two preschoolers/kindergarten rooms.

Our daily routine for each room is similar, however the types of activities varies depending on the age.

Daily Routine

7:00a.m.-8:30a.m. Free play
8:30a.m.-9:00a.m. Morning snack
9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. Structured activity
11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Lunch, wash-up
12:00p.m.-2:30pm Naptime
2:30p.m. -3:00p.m. Afternoon Snack
3:00p.m.-4:30p.m. Structured activity
4:30p.m.-6:00p.m. Free play – child pick-up

Every week/month we introduce new themes to give the children new learning opportunities. Our staff observe the children’s interests and introduce these as weekly themes. Some themes may include:

  • Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer
  • Trucks, trains
  • Circus
  • Family
  • Colours
  • Hockey, Olympics, athletics

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Infant Room (1-2 years)

Our infant room is licensed for 12 children aged 1-2 years. We have three staff members in this room.

Staff offer a safe and secure play space that meets each baby’s individual needs. Flexibility and understanding of infant feeding and sleeping schedules are a priority.

Activities may include:

  • Free play
  • Craft ( ie. Finger painting)
  • Water table
  • Storytime
  • Playing with balls
  • Baby signing (practicing with songs and simple words)
  • Outdoor play (facility playground)
  • Music class once a month

Parents receive a daily report card detailing their child’s activities that day.

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Toddler Room (2-3 years)

Our toddler room is licensed for 12 children aged 2-3 years. We have 2 staff members in this room.

Staff ensure a warm and loving environment and follow simple rules of:

  • Walk inside
  • Use quiet voice
  • Encourage them to vocalize their feelings
  • Treat others nicely
  • Treat objects nicely

Activities may include:

  • Craft(finger painting, play dough, learn to use child scissors)

    Outside Yoga
    Outside Yoga
  • Free play
  • Dance
  • Circle time (reading)
  • Outdoor play (facility playground)
  • Music class once a month

 

Parents receive a daily report card detailing their child’s activities that day.

Room 16 and 17 – Preschoolers/Kindergarten (3-6 years)

Room 16 is licensed for 16-20 children with two staff members and room 17 is licensed for 18-23 children with 2 or 3 staff members.

In these rooms children naturally strive to be independent, and we help them travel this road.

Patience, encouragement and love are needed to help teach them to be assertive and expressive. Some simple rules include:

  • Walk inside
  • Use quiet voice
  • Encourage them to vocalize their feelings
  • Treat others nicely
  • Treat objects nicely

Activities in this room include:

  • Free play

    Examining X-rays of Bones on the Light Table
  • Crafts ( paint with brushes, drawing)
  • Dance
  • Baking (cookies, cupcakes – use of school kitchen)
  • Dramatic play (dress-up)
  • Math skill development (counting, sorting)
  • Music lessons twice a month
  • Whitemud Crossing librarian visits for storytime

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