(Junior and Senior)
For Kindergarten, children are spending mornings or afternoons at the kindergarten programs at either Ossington/Old Orchard Junior Public School (OOOPS) or Dewson Street Public School. Our staff lead public school drop off and pick-ups, allowing the children to spend the balance of time at the WEPD Kindergarten program.
At this stage, their personalities and individuality are evident and they have more confidence in themselves. They have a better feel for what they can do and realize their ability to try new things. They are gaining knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
Sample Kindergarten Schedule
|8:00||Welcome room for all children
Freeplay (be aware of toddlers)
|8:30||Walk children to OOOPS & DEWSON schools
Kindergarten children join Preschool group
|9:00||Washroom-dressing for outdoor play/gym
|10:00||Washroom/Snack (Children wash hands in the washroom)|
|10:15||Free play – creative activities, dramatic centre, puzzles, listening centre, sensory-water, sand, etc.|
|11:15||Tidy up – Circle time|
|11:45||Lunch- morning group|
|12:00||Lunch- afternoon group|
|12:30||School for morning children
Outdoor play for afternoon children
|1:30||Washroom – rest time|
|3:30||Tidy up – Circle time|
Children arrive from afternoon school
Kindergartens join Preschool and Toddlers in Preschool Room
Sample Kindergarten Week
Goal: To increase children’s vocabulary and knowledge about the universe.
|Creative||Space projects all week: rockets, planets using a variety of materials such as – cardboard cones, boxes, paint, tongue depressors and cardboard tubes.|
|Sensory||Large poster display of our solar system.
|Measuring and pouring coloured water||“Goop”||Creating clay astronauts||Outer-worldly creations from various media|
Chairs, control panel
|Exploring the planets
Photos of our galaxy
|Outdoor||Flying paper airplanes||Cardboard box spaceships||Making planets||Books
“Exploring Space” (labelling planets)
|Circle Group Activity||Special activity: visiting musician||Discussion about the planets in our solar system||If I were an astronaut …||Naming and identifying planets on poster||Sing-A-Long|