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KINDERGARTEN

Partnership is what keeps the Kindergarten group together. Children in the program learn to work and collaborate with their peers and the staff in identifying areas of interest. Children’s interests are often drawn from what they do naturally in their play. During snack time, children reflect upon their day’s events and connect with their peers. Under the staff’s lead, the group’s snack discussion is guided to form a central topic that is the day’s “challenge”. Often times, these challenges are explored from a science and math perspective, often times resulting in children creating a physical representation of what they have learned.

Literacy skill is fostered through one-on-one reading exercises, labeling, message writing and is further encouraged and reinforced by children creating their own stories.

Kindergarten children also benefit from the use of two rooms. The Creative Room allows the children to explore and develop self-expression in visual arts, music and movement, and drama and role-playing. The Construction Room offers a vast variety of open-ended building and construction materials and games. A variety of sensory and science activities are also included in both rooms. Weather permitting, the children benefit from half an hour of outdoor play.

Staff support and guide our children as they learn to express their feelings and regulate their emotions, through collaborative group settings. Children are also given the opportunity to work independently, if they so wish. The importance of compassion, cooperation, and respect for others is always emphasized.

KINDERGARTEN   Schedule & Fees

 

Program Description

The Kindergarten Program runs everyday, Monday to Friday, during the hours indicated above.  There are no before-school only or after-school only options, or part-week care offered for this program.
Staff will walk children to/from John English School and St. Leo's School only.  Any other arrangements (e.g. request for a child to be bussed to/from the Centre) should be discussed with the Centre Supervisor.
Please note that there is a slight difference in program time depending on the school that your child attends.  The hours of care for the respective schools are as follows:
  •    •   St. Leo's Catholic School - 7:00 am to 9:00 am AND 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  •    •   John English JMS - 7:00 am to 8:45 am AND 3:10 pm to 6:00 pm

Deposit & Fee Payments

A non-refundable deposit, equivalent to two week's fee, must be paid at the time of registration to reserve a space in the program.   This deposit will be credited towards the first two weeks of care.
Fees are payable in advance, on the first Monday of each 2-week or 4-week period.  A supply of post-dated cheques is required.  You will be informed of these dates.

Other Charges

The centre closes at 6:00 pm.  There is an after hour charge of $1.00 for each additional minute past 6:00 pm.  After hour fees are to be paid to the staff on duty when the child is picked up.


KINDERGARTEN   Terms & Conditions

Absent Days

There is no substitution for days missed.  You will be billed for the days that your child is absent.

Statutory Holidays

There is no reduction in fee when the centre is closed for the following holidays;

Thanksgiving, Christmas and Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and Victoria Day

P.A. Days, Winter Break and March Break

There is an extra charge for extended care during these days.  Space must be reserved and cancellations will not be accepted after the specified deadline for reservation.  Lunch is not included. Children must bring their own packed lunch that meets the Canada Food Guide.
NOTE:   Children not needing extended care will be billed for the regular time slots in which they are enrolled.

Emergency Closures

Rec Room Childcare operates out of a TDSB facility.   Occasionally, when schools close due to an unforeseen event such as a snow storm or a strike, Rec Room will also be closed.  Please note that regular fees will still apply to all programs.

Late Payment and Service Charges

A late payment fee of $2.00 a day will be charged on balances owing for more than one week.  A two-week notice of termination in childcare service is also considered given at this time.  Your child will be withdrawn at the end of this period if all outstanding fees are not paid.
A service fee of $25.00 will be charged for NSF cheques.  After two NSF cheques, payment is required in cash, money order or certified cheque.

Making Changes To Your Child's Program

A written notice is required at least 2 weeks in advance if you intend to make changes to your child's current program.  Changes are subject to space availability.

Withdrawal Notices

If you intend to withdraw your child a written notice must be submitted at least two weeks in advance.  Failing which, two week's fee will be charged. 


KINDERGARTEN DAILY ROUTINE


7:00 A.M.- CENTRE OPENS

• Morning snack offered until 8:30 a.m.
• Play: children have access to different activity areas in the classroom and the gym.


8:30 A.M

• Tidy up and prepare for school
• Leave for school


8:45 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

• Children are at school
• On P.A. Days, Winter & March Break, extra activities are planned.
• Daily schedule and program will be posted for these days.
• School age children must bring their own packed lunch labeled with their name.


3:10 P.M.

• Pick up children from school
• Take attendance & serve snacks
• Children select activities


4:00 P.M

• Children engage in chosen activities in 30 minute rotations


5:30 P.M.

Tidy up and quiet play


6:00 P.M. - CENTRE CLOSES


KINDERGARTEN   Snack Menu

Snack is prepared at the Centre and rotates on a 2-week cycle.  Fresh fruits and vegetables used will vary according to the season.

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