Programming


At Where We Grow our programming is inspired by the children and their varying interests. The teachers implement group time, craft time, sensory and science activities that are all age appropriate. Along with time to play indoors with the many activities in each classroom, there is is also time outside twice daily (weather permitting). Every Friday morning we run a music program with Terry from Imagination Station who comes with her guitar, props and countless songs.

Where We Grow has 3 classrooms with the following age groups:

Toddlers
18 months to 2.5 years
licensed for 12 children
ratio – 1 adult for every 5 children (1:5)

Preschool Room
2 to 4 years
licensed for 24 children
ratio – 1 adult for every 8 children (1:8)

Getting Ready for School
3 to 4 years
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
licensed for 16 children
ratio – 1 adult for every 8 children (1:8)

JK/SK Room
4 to 6 years
before and after school, PA Days and School holidays, licensed for 24 children
ratio – 1 adult for every 10 children (1:10)

Sample Schedule for main centre

6:30 – centre opens
6:30-7:30- drop off in preschool room, breakfast is available
7:30- children go to their own classrooms
7:30-8:30- free choice activities
8:30-9:00- snack, JK/SK walk to school
9:00-11:30-outside play, group time, craft, sensory, science
11:30-12:30- lunch is served
12:30-1:00- clean up after lunch
1:00-3:00- quiet time
3:00-3:30-prepare for snack
3:30- supervised pick up and walk back to centre from school for JK/SK
4:00-4:30- snack
4:30-5:30- free choice, stories, music
5:30-6:00- all children return to preschool room
6:00 – centre closes