top of page


At Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten, we value the uniqueness of every child. We base our curriculum, teaching materials and standards on the Ministry of Education. However, we individualize our approach according to what your child benefits from. Our optimized student-to-child ratio enables us to dedicate valuable attention to all of our students, which encourages the development of the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 


Our kindergarten, nursery and after school care in Pickering welcome all children between 18 months to 12 years. Your child will develop the confidence to engage in various activities and establish relationships in our care. 


We invite you to read more about our curriculum offered as part of our kindergarten, nursery and after-school care in Pickering. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We invite you to read what other parents have said about us.



We feel that the environment your child plays and learns in is critical. Your child will find valuable tools to learn essential skills within our various groups. On top of that, our curriculum encourages play and interaction, preparing children for their later years of education. We incorporate age-appropriate learning and activities so your child is always engaged when they're in our care. We aim to prepare your child for the future in a fun, safe and enriching manner. 

Please speak to us if you'd like to learn more about our after school care in Pickering and other programs. You can learn more in our FAQs section.

The Different Aspects of Our Curriculum


We offer a diverse curriculum so that your kids can enjoy a dynamic learning experience. Please have a look at the various aspects of our curriculum listed below. We also invite you to read our blog to learn more about helping your child develop educational, social and emotional skills.



The development of language skills is an essential step in the process of preparing for further education. At Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten, we offer a several activities to provide a well-rounded language curriculum. 





Portrait of a cute little girl read book at the table in classroom
Kid reading books


Daily reinforcement will assist in the development of understanding of mathematical concepts. Children will be encouraged to use suitable procedures to solve problems and and use language to explain their approach.

Number and numeration

Measurement and estimation

Geometry and spatial sense

Patterning and algebra

Data management and probability


Science & Social Studies

At Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten, we explore and develop skills in both science and social studies.

Fox photographer

Areas of investigation include:


Laws of nature (gravity, capillary action)

Similarities and differences

Cause and effect through exploration

Simple devices such as wheels, levers, and simple scales

The body and healthy living

The environment – relationships between people and their environment, including living and non-living things, the natural habitat, responsible use of resources, and recycling


Physical Education & Health

Daily physical education classes support physical health and development and promote tremendous success in academic areas. We choose a variety of play activities to coordinate with weekly topics. Along with that, we emphasize healthy living and safety. Social and emotional health are critical components of personal development. Learning to respect the rights of others and to interact positively with peers and adults is stressed across the curriculum.

Sports & physical activity



Emotional boundaries


The Arts

Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are valuable tools to help express ideas and feelings. Children must be encouraged to create their own work, thus developing their abilities to communicate. Daily opportunities for this self-expression will promote the confidence and positive self-esteem necessary for children to share their values and concerns with others.

Dancing & music

Drawing & painting

Role and pretend play



Students have their development monitored and recorded. Informal discussions regarding progress are available at any time. We provide more formal progress reports for children attending daily. Communication between home and school is encouraged. Only when we are working together can we best meet the individual needs of each student.

Daily communication


Progress assessments

And more


If you have any queries about our programs or after-school care in Pickering, you can read our FAQ section or contact us. We can also organize a visit for you to get to know our child care centre.





At Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten, we are always welcoming new children. If you're interested in our after school care or any other programs for your child, we recommend visiting us in Pickering! If you have any queries, our team will be happy to address them. You can learn more about us by browsing our testimonials section.


Well-rounded Curriculum

Our curriculum is structured to help your child get a head start on a successful academic career.

bottom of page