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Kindergarten, After-school Care and Nursery Care in Pickering

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.

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.

Language

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. 

  • Speaking

  • Listening

  • Reading

  • Writing

Mathematics

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.

Areas of investigation include:

  • Community

  • 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

  • Relaxation

  • Nutrition

  • 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

Reporting

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

  • Discussion

  • 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.

 

 

Get in Touch

 

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.

Well-rounded Curriculum

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

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