The Nursery School is a part-time program for preschool children, with a focus on social/emotional development in a group. The children attend from mid-September to mid-June on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We are licensed to accommodate sixteen children in the morning class, aged 2½ and up, and sixteen children in the afternoon class, aged three and up. There are two Early Childhood Educators with each class.
As well as indoor play, the program includes snack, circle time (stories and songs in a small group) and outdoor play, in our fenced in playground.
Nursery-Newsletter-Spring-2013 (PDF download)
Nursery School Program Plan
|Art Area||Monday – sponge painting in spring/pastel colours * At the Easel- markersWednesday – collage – with feathers, ribbons scraps and pieces of fabric * At the Easel – paint
Friday – cutting and gluing – magazine/garden catalogue pictures of flowers, plants At the Easel – paint
|Dramatic Play||Playing Hospital – with dolls and cot, dress up clothes, doctors kitsWeek 2 – Add clipboards with ‘Doctor’s Charts’ for children to make notes|
|Book Corner||Doll HouseStorybooks about spring and about doctors, nurses, our bodies and hospitals|
|Block Area||Farm – animals and barns, Garages and carsBean bag Toss Game|
|Science and Sensory Activities||Monday – PlaydoughWednesday – Water play – with water creatures (whales, fish, dolphins, octopus, squid)
Friday – cooking with the children – making applesauce for snack
|Special Activities||Listening Centre – with headphones – listening to ‘books-on-tape’ – spring stories|
|Cognitive/Puzzle/Fine Motor Area||Spring puzzles, Duplo Lego with vehicles, Magna-Doodle, lacing beads, bristleblocks for building, shape sorting gameFloor Puzzle – Dinosaur world|
|Outdoor Play||“Window Chalk” – drawing on the windowsSand toys Bikes Stepping Stones – balancing toy|