West Oakville Preschool Center offers Full Time and Part Time Programs for Infant, Toddler, and Preschool children.
Full time care (Monday to Friday) is offered in all our Programs.
Part time care is offered only in our Toddler and Preschool programs:
– 2-day option (Tuesday/Thursday)
– 3-day option (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
West Oakville Preschool Centre does not offer ½ day care options.
West Oakville Preschool Centre Program Statement
CHILDREN AND OUR CURRICULUM 2016
West Oakville Preschool offers a warm, stimulating and caring environment for children to learn, play, explore, and develop a knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Our childcare centre offers a learning program which is consistent with Ministry of Education policies, pedagogy and our curriculum. We know that children learn at their best by exploring, engaging, and socializing, with their peers. Each child is given the opportunity to develop their interests and their goals. The children are able to make choices and develop their own interests, and goals. As staff and Child Care Educators we understand the importance of every child’s age and stage of development, and additional support needs, we all work closely with parents and other professionals.
GOALS FOR OUR CHILDREN
As childcare educators we realize all children are individuals and have their own personality to explore new ideas, develop new interests in which to grow and develop to their maximum potential. It is important that every child feels respected and has a sense of belonging, health and well-being. Children’s interests and education are paramount to West Oakville Preschool Centre. Therefore, it is important that children have the opportunity to reach their goals and interests through the following activities. • Drama, Music and Movement, Visual Arts. • Physical Activity / to promote Health and Well Being. • Language, Literacy. • Nature, Science and Technology. • Active outdoor play, Morning and Afternoon. • Calming Rest Time.
HEALTH SAFETY, NUTRITION, AND WELL BEING OF ALL CHILDREN
We understand how important it is to develop a healthy and safe environment for children to learn and develop. The children have physical outdoor play for an hour in the morning & afternoon. We also provide hot healthy meals and healthy snacks for the children. As a licensed childcare centre, we meet all Ministry health and safety requirements. We have all our policies in place if parents want to see them. We also post that we are a peanut-free centre and our Anaphylaxis policy is posted in our Parent Handbook.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN FAMILIES STAFF AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS
At West Oakville we pride ourselves in promoting a caring environment for children, parents, staff, and other community professionals to feel welcome and comfortable in our childcare centre.
POSITIVE SELF- EXPRESSION, COMMUNICATION AND SELF-REGULATIONS
At West Oakville Preschool Centre, we provide an inclusive environment for children to feel a sense of belonging to our centre and to the daily program. The daily program offers children the opportunity to learn in positive learning environment. The children are able to explore in an active, play-based environment where they can communicate and interact with other children developing language, confidence, and social skills. Children also develop an awareness of others and their cultures, race, gender, language. Children develop this awareness through program activities, trips, and events. Our focus on play- based learning is how children learn naturally. When children are interacting with others acting our pretend roles, exploring, experimenting they are learning through play. Play helps them to develop and move forward as a professional learning seeking new ways of investigating their environment, asking questions, being more creative.
PARENT ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION
At West Oakville Preschool we pride ourselves in promoting a bright and welcoming environment for parents to feel at ease when leaving dropping of their children into our care. It is important that teachers and parents have a good relationship, and both have good communication skills. As childcare educators, we want parents to feel at ease that their children are going to be safe and cared for in a licensed protected environment. Our children are paramount to us and will promote a partnership between staff and parents. We have a Hi Mama app so that we can send reports and photographs to parents and family members on a daily basis. We also have information boards and emails to promote good relationships with parents.
At West Oakville Preschool Centre, we welcome all new comers. Almost every year we welcome students from Sheridan College to work alongside our Teachers promoting a caring and safe child care environment. We also welcome new all new staff with a very warm welcome to be part of our team.
SUPPORTING STAFF IN PROFFESTIONAL LEARNING
At West Oakville Preschool Centre, we are committed to hiring staff that can provide a caring, safe, and stimulating environment for children to learn and develop to their full potential. We also expect our staff to observe, plan, and create a positive learning environment for children to thrive to their full potential. By working closely and observing the children we encourage them to look at the environment around them and develop a knowledge and understanding of the world.