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PRE-SCHOOL

We strive to provide an atmosphere where your child feels safe, loved and connected. We offer a balanced program of quiet and active play, individual and group time, staff supported and child-initiated experiences with sufficient rest-time to refresh. The pre-school children go out for two hours of outdoor play daily (an hour for nursery children) when weather permits. During inclement weather, children enjoy the use of the indoor gym and its associated activities.

Our children are encouraged to explore their world and to develop theories about it. Their growing independence and sense of self is fostered in our play based learning environment. This includes the development of self-expression through art, drama, music, sensory, gross motor and construction.

Children are supported in developing friendships and in their understanding of their emotions. Communication and early literacy skills play an important part of the curriculum. The children learn to follow routines and listen to instructions to facilitate their entry into junior kindergarten. Teachers will work closely with parents and families to enhance the developmental skills and well being of their child.

PRE-SCHOOL   Schedule & Fees

 

Program Description

The pre-school program runs from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday.  There are no part-week options offered for this program.  Your child must be at least 2½ years old and be fully toilet trained.

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.


PRE-SCHOOL   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, P.A. Days, Winter Break and March Break

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

On P.A. Days, March Break & Christmas Break, when the schools are closed, the Preschool program continues as usual.

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. 


PRE-SCHOOL   Daily Routine

Will vary according to season.

7:00 am   Centre Opens

Children Arrive
  •      Morning snack served
  •      Play - children have access to different activity areas in the classroom

9:00 am   Program Begins

Outdoors (weather permitting)
  •      Sports & Games
  •      Sensory: e.g. sand, pebbles, bubbles
  •      Imaginative play
  •           OR (in case weather is bad)
Gym/Shakespeare Room
  •      Sports & Games: e.g. soccer, plasma cars
  •      Dress-up

10:15 am   Snack

Circle
  •      Explore story books
  •      Games, Songs & Poems
  •      Concepts: e.g. colours, numbers, Jolly Phonics
Play/Learning
  •      Special activities for learning: e.g. colours, numbers, shapes, sizes, alphabet
  •      Science/Sensory
  •      Construction/Stories/Art/Drama

11:30 am   Lunch

Quiet Play – children have access to puzzles, books, cognitive toys

12:30 pm   Nap/Rest time

Half an hour quiet rest OR Nap up to two hours

          OR

Afternoon Program

Circle
  •      Explore story books
  •      Games, Songs & Poems
  •      Concepts: e.g. colours, numbers, Jolly Phonics
Play/Learning
  •      Special activities for learning: e.g. colours, numbers, shapes, sizes, alphabet
  •      Science/Sensory
  •      Construction/Stories/Art/Drama
Gym/Shakespeare Room
  •      Sports & Games

2:40 pm   Snack

3:00 pm

Outdoors (weather permitting)
  •      Sports & Games
  •      Sensory: e.g. sand, pebbles, bubbles
  •      Imaginative play
Play
  •      Children have access to different activity areas in the classroom

5:30 pm   Snack

6:00 pm   Centre Closes


PRESCHOOL   Snack & Lunch Menu

Hot lunch is catered from Food for Tots and rotates on a 4-week cycle.  All lunches are trans fat-free (except for naturally occurring trans fats) and have been approved by a Registered Dietician.   Fresh fruits and vegetables may vary and are subject to seasonal availability.  Snack is prepared at the Centre and rotates on a 2-week cycle.

Week One MenuWeek 1

Week Two Menu

Week 2

Week Three Menu

Week 3

Week Four Menu

Week 4