Are you looking for a trusted kindergarten and after-school care in Pickering for your kids? If yes, then our facility is meant for you. At Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten, we have structured our programmes and curriculum to enrich children and help them start their school experience off on the right foot. Both our junior and our senior kindergartens aim to meet the Ministry of Education’s standards. We also use teaching materials and books recommended by the Ministry of Education. While we base our curriculum on these documents, we also understand that each class and student is different and we adapt our teaching style and materials to meet your child’s needs.
We have experienced staff that design programs to help your child develop cognitively and physically. With an environment that allows your child to develop a love for learning, our curriculum is the ideal choice for parents. Our team members know how to balance education and intentional playtime to provide your child with the steppingstones they need at their age. We offer a comprehensive range of programs, including after-school care in Pickering.
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.
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
At Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten, we explore and develop skills in both science and social studies.
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
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
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.
At Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten, we are always welcoming new children. If you're interested in any of our programs for your child, we recommend visiting us! In case you have any queries, our team will be happy to address them. You can learn more about us by browsing our testimonials section.