Kanata location only
kindergarten and school age programs provide an
opportunity for children to gain
further independence and strengthen
their social and problem solving skills.
We offer a variety of activities and experiences
throughout the day that encourages the children
to make choices, as they move freely, from area
to area (roll play, art, sensory and board games.)
We focus on conflict
resolution skills, social and self-help skills,
and the ability to make decisions through choice.
We adjust our operating schedules annually to meet
the children's school schedule. Buses arrive in
the morning, at lunch time and late afternoon to
pick-up and drop off children from several of the
schools, north of the Queensway, in the Kanata area.
Professional development days become full days for
the Kindergarten children at the Children's Place
. We are familiar with each schools P.D.
days and we plan our activities in accordance
to those needs. We are also able to accommodate
the fluctuation of half-day/full-day
programs when school buses are not operating due
to weather conditions.
We provide the same meals for this age group, as
we do for our younger children. So parents, lunches
are not necessary. We however respect that at this
age, some children, some of the time, may wish to
bring lunch and this is okay, talk to the teacher
about this flexibility.
This program has been in existence since 1989. It
was originally called our Pre-readiness program.
With the public school system introducing a junior
kindergarten program, we felt it would be in the
best interest of our families to model our program
on the curriculum offered by the Ministry of Education,
and yet still maintain our mandate of easing the
children into a more conforming style of learning.
In this manner, we believe we have designed a program
the gives your child the very best in ratio's, tutoring
and teaching in preparation for Kindergarten within
the Ministry of Education school system, along with
a very strong basic academic start.