As educators, we believe that young children will respond positively to learning of a second language. French is introduced to the children at The School House Early Learning Centre at an appropriate age. Children will be given an opportunity to learn basic vocabulary through songs, games and books from a trained, French speaking Early Childhood Educator.
Our programming provides children with a weekly music class. We believe music is a key component of education for all ages. It also reinforces active listening, participation and engagement for all. Active listening for music is a very important skill to hone early on, as it is essential to any ensemble activity.
Physical Education and gross motor activities are extremely important at The School House Early Learning Centre. In addition to two hours a day of outside time the children are also given the opportunity to go into the Multi-Purpose room for gross motor activities. The Multi-Purpose room is also a great a room when there is inclement weather outside. Children can freely play in the wide open space.
Age range: 0-18 months
Child to teacher ratio: 1 to 3 or 3:10
A place where your baby feels safe and happy. We know the importance of the care you would like your baby to receive. At The School House Early Learning Centre, we strive to provide a warm, stimulating environment that feels like a home away from home.
Each of the things that your baby is used to at home – sleeping, eating, diapering, being held, love and affection – is what they will receive and experience with us. We pride ourselves on our ability to cater to the individual needs of each child. We are accommodating to different schedules, multiple naps, food preferences and more. In fact, each day we provide you with a detailed communication log outlining your baby’s entire day.
A great start for your curious child
Age range: 18 to 27 months
Child to teacher ratio: 1 to 5
The School House Early Learning Centre Toddler program is one of a kind. It is a wonderful, warm place for children aged 18 to 27 months to play, develop and learn. It offers a structured group environment, with a schedule that includes plenty of stimulating indoor and outdoor experiences with lots of free choices and exposure to different materials.
Children have the chance to play independently, in small groups with friends, and as a part of a larger group. The Toddler program helps your child to build respect for peers and teachers. Communication logs are a part of this program and provides parents with a detailed look at their child’s day.
Age range: 2.5 to 4 years
Child to teacher ratio: 1 to 8
The Pre-School program is really where we begin seeing each child’s unique personality and learning style. Using two of our curriculum models – Montessori and Emilio Reggio– our children get the chance to become involved in a variety of activities that foster their love of learning and discovery. Some elements of the program are more structured, and some depend on the choice of the child, offering an excellent introduction to self-guided learning and to the preparations for kindergarten.
Curriculum models: Montessori, Ontario Curriculum and Emilio Reggio for self-directed learning in Preparation for kindergarten
Junior and Senior Kindergarten
Age Range: 4-5 years
Child to teacher ratio: jk-1:10 or sk-1:12
The School House Early Learning Centre Junior Kindergarten/Senior Kindergarten program offers a more formal classroom setting. The JK/SK program is focused on play-based learning, structured self-guided discovery and building the self-esteem and self- confidence for each child. The weekly program is developed based on the cues of the children as well as structured learning experiences guided by the teacher. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child’s learning through daily communication with teachers as well as regular updates / written programs of what’s happening in their child’s classroom.
The enriched JK/SK program is based on the principles of Jolly Phonics as well as the Ontario Ministry Guidelines. Phonics is a thorough foundation for reading and writing. It teaches the children letters and their sounds accompanied by songs and short stories which enables children to use each letter sound as they begin to read and write words.
The children are provided with opportunities to explore and develop to their full potential in all aspects of learning including language and literacy, math, science, social science, physical education, and the arts (visual arts, dramatic arts, music and movement) while developing social and emotional skills through daily communications with teachers and peers.
Age range: 6 years to 12 years
Children to teacher ratio: 1 to 10
Curriculum models: Phonics, Ontario Curriculum, Montessori, Emilio Reggio
Exciting days filled with adventure, learning, and fun designed for P.A days, Winter Break, March break and Summer Holidays, The School House Early Learning Centre day camps advance learning through fun. Children take part in a variety of entertaining, challenging activities that help develop creativity, fitness, problem-solving skills and more.
Our qualified educators help campers broaden their horizons through play, performance, sports and exciting adventures. With a wide range of field trips, daily excursions, on site entertainment planned your child won’t want to miss out on The School House Early Learning Centre first ever Summer Camp! Spaces are limited! Enroll now!