Programs

The needs and interests of your child change so quickly!  That is why we have programs for every developmental stage:

Infant Care

baby.readingOur INFANT CARE PROGRAM is designed for children ages 3 months to 18 months. Our primary goal is to create a warm, nurturing environment where the very young child feels comfortable exploring and examining the world around them.   To ease the transition from home, we keep the group size very small (8 infants) and have 2 dedicated full-time teachers.

We sing songs and use finger plays, puppets, books, and assorted props to stimulate each child’s senses and help them develop a sense of self and independence. There is daily opportunity for physical activity on our fully enclosed infant playground, where they can enjoy outdoor fun without the risk of injury by larger, older children.

Christopher Robin’s is breast-feeding friendly and we are very comfortable with parental visits and phone calls.  Contact Us to learn more.

Toddler Care

toddler.drawing.Our TODDLER CARE PROGRAM matches the developmental needs of children ages 18 – 26 months. Toddlers are very active and inquisitive, eager to figure out how everything works. They begin to push their physical and social limits and may “try out” behaviours like biting and pushing. Toddlers are ready for the challenges and benefits of group play but still need lots of adult attention and support. Toddler care is more structured than Infant Care, with circle times, daily art exploration, story times, etc. However, in appreciation of the very young child’s attention span and need for constant adult supervision, the teacher to child ratio is very small (1:6) and the activity times are flexible.

To enjoy outdoor fun, all we need to do is open the door and step out into our spacious, fully enclosed playground, with multiple play areas and surfaces.  Contact Us to learn more.

Playschool

dinkyOur PLAYSCHOOL PROGRAM has been created for children ages 2 – 3 years. In Playschool, we encourage children to participate in “group” play through shared experiences like story times, circle times, and art exploration. The play space is filled with toys which stimulate the development of fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, and creativity, and which allow each child opportunities to play with others and to enjoy time on their own. Our playschool group is also introduced to French.

Each child develops at their own pace.  Therefore, we maintain a small teacher to child ratio (1:6). When parents feel that it is time for toilet training, playschool staff will work with the child to help them achieve success.

To enjoy outdoor fun, all we need to do is open the door and step out into our spacious, fully enclosed playground, with multiple play areas and surfaces.  Contact Us to learn more.

Preschool

child.drawingOur PRESCHOOL PROGRAM is designed for children ages 3 – 4 years. Circle times (songs, fingerplays, discussions, etc), art experiences, physical play, storytelling, and free play opportunities at any of our learning centres, are all part of the day in preschool. In addition, there are French activities, music through movement, science exploration, and small group fun (which promotes language and math skills). Lots of other children to play with and endless fun!

To enjoy outdoor play, all we need to do is open the door and step out into our spacious, fully enclosed playground, with multiple play areas and surfaces. Contact Us to learn more.

Junior Kindergarten

paintingJr. K is an enriched program designed for older preschoolers who will be attending school in the coming year. These older children are socially and intellectually ready to take on new challenges. The goal of Jr. K is to stimulate and expand each child’s knowledge of their world while building confidence and a love of the learning process. The programming of preschool is further developed with greater emphasis on math, science and reading readiness. Lots of “teamwork” helps to reinforce the value of cooperation, while independent activities leave room for self-expression.

To enjoy outdoor play, all we need to do is open the door and step out into our spacious, fully enclosed playground, with multiple play areas and surfaces. Contact Us to learn more.