Our Programs

Toddlers Boy Playing Building Blocks

Toddlers Toddlers thrive in our cheerful and active classrooms which integrates table toys, story time, singing, rhyming, games, puzzles, dress up, creative arts, dramatic play, building stations, age appropriate cognitive, sensory, gross and fine motor skill activities. Music and creative movement are a daily part of our program. The teacher/child ratio ensures consistent personal interaction, allowing children to progress at a comfortable pace. A predictable yet responsive daily schedule meets the needs of children with both structure and flexibility. Although teachers attend to individual needs, the group or whole class experience is a very important aspect of our program. By continually listening, talking, and describing actions to our toddlers, we help enhance vocabulary, expand expressive language skills, develop self-esteem, and increase awareness. Our certified teachers have designed the curriculum to peek curiosity, teach key language, encourage social skills, stimulate decision making and challenge children to become more independent to further develop their self confidence. We also give special thanks to God in a daily circle prayer and grace with the children before meals

PreschoolersGirl Readin a Book at Daycare

The Preschool curriculum prepares children for entry into Junior Kindergarten by extending their learning through more group activities; fine motor manipulation and broader social skills. We concentrate on a solid foundation for reading, with strong emphasis on letters, numbers and basic words. They practice math and number concepts using age-appropriate materials to organize, sort, count, build, and sequence. Stimulating activities introduce the children to science and geography. They enjoy books, stories, games, projects, and songs based on curricular themes that are introduced in a whole-group setting, and then extended to small-group work and individual lessons. A print-rich environment and a love of reading are fostered to allow the children to practice literacy skills in real-life situations. Our children begin to develop a rich vocabulary and use language on a daily basis through informal conversations with their teachers. They discover a new way to express themselves both in words and ideas. This allows their social world to expand even further. In addition to the core subjects, children will continue to also learn through dramatic play, arts and crafts, water stations, building centres, dress up, sensory, cognitive and challenging stations set up by the teachers for your child to experience. There will be daily circle time where they will participate in music, singing, creative movements, circle prayer and story time. Children progress without pressure and their learning is developed through self-motivation and encouragement. We also give special thanks to God in a daily circle prayer and grace before meals.

 

Kids Playing Blocks at Bradford

 

School Age Children - Before and After School Program

Before and After School – Getting a child’s day started on the right foot is important. It sets the tone for the rest of the day. Your child will be right at home in this warm and nurturing environment. We provide children with a nourishing snack in the morning before they head off to school. Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating childcare environment. 

This innovative before- and after-school program allows kindergarten and school age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help, access to computer labs, reading centre, arts and craft materials, music, themed activities so that everyone goes home happy. 

Everything we do is designed for learning. In our program we put emphasis on developing leadership and communication skills through the Classroom Council, a comfortable environment designed to boost your child's confidence, self-esteem, character, and social skills. We strive weekly to provide experiences that develop your child's ability to problem-solve, observe, predict, and explore cause-and-effect relationships; provide opportunities to explore. We encourage experimentation with color, shape, texture, design, and music; provide opportunities to build abstract concepts and problem-solving skills; and stimulate creative writing and expression through poem- and story-writing, performance, and word games. Children spend time with friends and enjoy activities that are relevant to school-age interests. We help children think, feel, and experience new challenges. In our programs, school-age children will develop complex coordination skills, engage with peers, and practice group study. They will begin to express their goals and wishes as they seek self-identity and explore interests and behaviors in an age-appropriate way. We also give special thanks to God in a daily circle prayer and in grace before meals.

Summer Camps

Shining Faces offers exciting summer camps for school age children with weekly field trips and theme days/weeks

 

 

 

 

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