TODDLER TO KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

Kids Connection Care And Education offers a developmental program with a nurturing and safe environment for children. The program focus is on the individual needs of the children as well as the group needs. Overall, the program reflects a philosophy of positive self-esteem, health, independence and a spirit of sharing, within an environment, which is sensitive to the multicultural needs of the community.

Programming is done on a daily basis, based on the needs and interests of the children. We use The Humanic Developmental Assessment Tool in order to set goals for the children to learn and master through activities and learning opportunities provided for them. This is done in various learning areas.

Hannah is painting her sculpture

THE CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE

Purpose
  • Encourages children's exploration through different mediums
  • Develops fine motor skills
  • Develops visual perception
  • Develops eye /hand co-ordination
  • Clarifies children's understanding of the physical and social world
  • Encourages organization, gives manipulative satisfaction
  • Provides awareness of texture and colour.
Preschool children drawing still life
Exploring shadows with a projector

Preschool & Kindergarten

THE SCIENCE & DISCOVERY CENTRE

Purpose

Promotes:

  • Exploration of the natural and physical world
  • Creative thinking becoming sensitive to problems, deficiencies,
  • Problem solving - identifying, questioning, range of possibilities for answers, gathering information, finding various solutions, implementing solutions, evaluating outcomes.
Measuring cornmeal using a variety of utensils

Preschool

Solving Puzzles

Preschool

QUIET THINKING CENTRE - LOGICAL CONCEPTS

Purpose
  • Learning classification, or how to sort and group objects according to some similar characteristic.
  • Learning seriation, which helps children focus on the relationships among objects as they place them in a logical order or sequence.
  • Understanding quantity or number concepts, which involve rational counting or correctly attaching a numerical name to each item in a group.
  • Acquiring temporal concepts, or the sense of time as a continuum that includes the past, present and future.
  • Understanding spatial concepts, or how objects and people occupy space and relate to one another in space.
  • Recognizing conservation, or that objects remain the same even if they look different, through manipulating concrete objects in numerous learning experiences.
Seriating Objects

Preschool

Zachary at the Writing Centre

Senior Kindergarten

QUIET THINKING CENTRE - LANGUAGE LITERACY, EMERGENT LITERACY

Purpose

Promotes literacy skills through:

  • Books and puzzles, table top materials-letters, words that promote visual-perceptual abilities.
  • Table top construction toys like Lego and pegboards for spatial concepts, left to right progression, visual tracking etc.
Emily is creating a marble run

Preschool

THE BLOCK CENTRE

Purpose

Children's use of blocks contributes to their:

  • verbal,
  • perceptual,
  • quantitative,
  • memory and
  • spatial development.

In addition block play gives children the opportunity to:

  • socialize with his/her peers
  • learn to share and co-operate
  • build motor skills
  • use his/her imagination
Christian, Zachary & Elton are co-operating and building a structure

SK

Sitting down for a meal

Preschool

DAILY LIVING CENTRE

Purpose

Gives the child the opportunity to:

  • develop self awareness
  • understand relationships
  • develop language skills
  • enjoy the world of fantasy
  • explore and manipulate adult tools and materials
  • relive past experiences
Emily is matching shapes on “Dally Doo” on the computer

Preschool

THE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

Purpose

Computers

  • open and extend children's thinking.
  • enhance cognitive development.
  • address visual, auditory and kinetic abilities.
  • promote awareness of cause and effect.
  • encourage children to explore relationships and associations between objects and events.
Creating a beat with musical instruments

Preschool

MUSIC & MOVEMENT

Purpose

To explore:

  • Sounds
  • Beats
  • Tempo
  • Rhythm
  • Various body movements
Thomas performing on the drums!

Senior Kindergarten

Children Playing with Blocks