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Toddler Age 2 by December 31st.

Our Toddler program runs 5 days a week.

We offer morning and full-day options.

Morning Program

9am – 12:30pm

Full-Day Program

9am – 3:30pm

We provide a sense of security and care that toddler children need to thrive during this stage of intense, captivating  learning.

The first few years of a child’s life are critical for the development of personality and intellect. This is a period in which learning happens at an accelerated pace.

Our warm and nurturing toddler classrooms foster the development of age-appropriate skills in the pillars of independence, language development, self-expression, socialization, and sensory exploration.

In addition, our toddlers are able to express their creativity through music, art, and drama. They are also energized through sports and other physical activities, much of it in our expansive playground.

Our experienced teachers are responsive to the needs of every child and are committed to helping each one become independent. Our ideal teacher-child ratio is 1:4 ensuring that each child progresses at their own pace.

The focus in our toddler program is on four key developmental areas:

  • Sensory and perceptual development
  • Self-help skills
  • Physical and motor skills
  • Social and emotional growth

Teachers and children are active partners in the learning process, supporting, encouraging and actively documenting student learning. 

Nursery Age 3 by December 31st.

Our Nursery program runs 5 days a week.

We offer morning and full-day options.

Morning Program

9am – 12:30pm

Full-Day Program

9am – 3:30pm

Where Everyday is a Special Day…

Our nursery classes focus on formative themes, ensuring clarity about the world around them, centre-based activities, and reading circles that emphasize language and math skills as well as sensory and life experiences.

These classes provide children with the opportunity to explore, interact with others and think critically. Each child learns at their own pace and in their own way.

Language

Children’s daily life experiences and sensory awareness indicate when they’re ready to learn to read. In our classes, children build their own words on mats using letters made of a variety of materials. Also, they are encouraged to pursue an interest in words. This prepares them to express their thoughts in writing.

Mathematics

Our classes introduce children to the concept of quantity and the numbers zero through nine. This is achieved using counters.  Each child learns to match the various counters with specific cards that have numbers written on them.

We introduce children to math concepts using a variety of beads and symbol cards. Each child learns to add and subtract, gaining an understanding of how numbers are used.

Daily Life Experiences

Children are drawn to activities that give them independence and understanding of their new ideas. Young children need to make friends and play. Our playground, with many pieces of equipment, is the perfect setting for that. With the guidance of a trained educator there, children thrive.

Sensory

Sensory materials in and outside the classroom are designed to sharpen each child’s motor coordination. Sensory materials define characteristics such as colour, weight, shape, texture, size, sound, and smell. This helps children distinguish, categorize and relate new information to what they already know. It also teaches them new concepts.

Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten

Building Blocks to a Balanced Education.

  • Jewish values and Global culture- a traditions-based approach to facilitate, and learn to care for ourselves and each other, our families, communities, and our world. 
  • A warm and inviting environment which nurtures the joy of learning and welcomes you as parents. 
  • Classrooms are set up to include universal themes, centre-based activities, reading circles and technology to engage, excite and educate our children. 
  • Multiple opportunities for self-chosen exploration, social interaction and critical thinking. Each child is able to learn at their own pace in accordance with individual preferences.
  • Children experience play-based centres and teacher-guided activities with cooperative and collaborative learning in a variety of groupings. 
  • Critical Inquiry- Each theme features an overall critical thinking question that integrates and guides the children’s exploration and discoveries in their studies throughout the year  
  • Teachers and children are active partners in the learning process, supporting, encouraging and documenting student progress as they nurture learning and development.

Junior Kindergarten
Age 4 by December 1st.

The JK Program

Our JK program runs 5 days a week.

Full-Day Program

9am – 3:30pm

This program features themes that relate to children’s lives, interests, and surroundings. JK students develop skills in literacy, math, and critical thinking in a manner that flows from their daily experiences.

By the end of JK, students are cultivating their skills in reading, writing, and mathematical thinking, and they are making sense of the larger world.

Students also meet with specialists regularly for in-depth learning about Hebrew, French, music, art, literature, and physical education.

Examples of JK Guiding Critical Thinking Questions:  

  • How can we best show respect to ourselves and others? 
  • What makes me unique? 
  • How do we use our five senses to connect to the world?
  • What are some of the best things about nature? 
  • If you could ask a wild animal any question, what would you ask? 

Senior Kindergarten
Age 5 by December 31st.

Our SK program runs 5 days a week.

Full-Day Program

9am – 3:30pm

Teachers and children are active partners in the learning process, supporting, encouraging and actively documenting student learning.

We ensure there is a seamless transition from junior to senior kindergarten. The school day becomes increasingly formal, in preparation for Grade 1. Our curriculum accommodates all learning styles and ensures that students are engaged and curious about the topics studied.

English and math remain the key subjects, while subject specialists teach French, music, drama, outdoor education, and physical education.

SK Guiding Critical Thinking Questions:  

  • How do we get along with others? 
  • What are the most important patterns and trends you see in a hero? 
  • What is the most important thing you can do to care for the world? 
  • What is the most important choice that you can make each day?
  • Do you have any inventions that you’ve thought of?
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