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A Day In The Life: A Preschooler’s Day At Childventures

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When it comes to your child’s education, you want to be able to give them only the very best experience possible. During their preschool education, you want to make sure they are experiencing both right and left-brain activities, promoting their areas of strength, as well as addressing any learning or development areas that need more focus.

The Preschool Program at Childventures offers a blended curriculum, and sets a solid foundation for future development and learning. The exposure to new areas of interest, a variety of educators, and interaction with other children of the same age will only further encourage your child to grow and learn in a safe, comfortable environment.

Let’s take a look into what’s involved in a day in the life of a preschooler at Childventures.

Gathering

During gathering, children say goodbye to their parents, and hello to their educators! Parents and educators come together to share their collective knowledge about children between the home and school setting; making the transition from one environment into the other go smoothly for everyone.

Outdoor Play

Outdoor play is a daily time designed for children to pursue active physical play, with the support and supervision of attentive educators. Children have the opportunity to explore the playground area, and engage in vigorous and noisy play! During this time, children can talk, move, explore, play together, and become familiar with their natural surroundings.

Mealtimes

Mealtime at Childventures is another opportunity to explore. Children are exposed to food from a variety of cultural backgrounds, all prepared by our qualified, in-house chef and overseen by our nutritionist. Lunch is facilitated in a family-style, and acts as a social interlude based around eating, and enjoying food with one another.

Sleep Times

Naptime provides the rest and sleep necessary for children’s growth and development in a calm, quiet environment. Since each age group has different sleep and rest needs, all Childventures children are separated into age-appropriate rooms. The children who wake up earlier than the rest, or are non-sleepers, have the opportunity to look at books, or play quietly with some chosen play activities.

Self-Care

The routines taught and carried out during self-care promote cleanliness, a priority in all Childventures locations, physical comfort, health, and emotional well being. This time facilitates hand and face washing, brushing teeth, and toileting.

Departing

As with gathering, departing is an opportunity for parents and educators to come together to exchange information about each child’s day. Educators discuss a children’s actions, communication, and progress to the parents at the end of each day.

Curriculum

The Preschool Curriculum at Childventures is based on a blend of the Core Knowledge model, and the Montessori method. This blended curriculum, incorporating the best preschool practices used around the world, is specifically designed to provide children with a strong foundation of the knowledge and skills they will need to progress through their education.

The Core Knowledge model focuses on integrating the teaching of conceptual knowledge and skills in a step-by-step manner. This program emphasizes language development, creativity, group work, sharing, and a sense of personal responsibility. With Core Knowledge, children learn literacy through nursery rhymes, poems, fairy tales, and stories. Movement, coordination and music are introduced, and children are encouraged to use their imagination and choose the materials and experiences they would like to use in their learning.

The Montessori method is based on a child’s developmental need for freedom within limits, and their natural curiosity to learn. Using an environment that exposes them to different materials and experiences, children learn from everything they see, feel, and listen to. Similar to the Core Knowledge model, the Montessori method allows children to make their own choices, and follow through on their own learning. When children complete goals, it creates a sense of personal accomplishment, and the confidence created only encourages children to continue fostering their own learning, within the controlled and supervised environment.

The Preschool Program at Childventures

The facilities, educators, and curriculum all work together to create a safe, warm, and encouraging environment for children to learn and grow with each passing day. At Childventures, we know how crucial the early years are for the development of children. It is important to have your child experience education in such a way that is suited to the way they learn at each specific age.

If you would like to learn more about the Childventures Preschool Program, please contact us today to book a tour, and make a commitment to give your child the best educational experience possible.

Testimonials

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  • Our child was enrolled with Childventures for 5 Years. We chose the CV program as it offered seamless before and after school care, no down time over the holidays when we didn’t have the time off. The safety and security of the facility was a big deal and the core knowledge and Montessori base Read more...
    Brandon L
    January 15, 2018
  • My children were enrolled at Childventures for 4 years. We chose CV’s JK/SK program over the public or other private sector because the class sizes are smaller, the strong reading program and advanced curriculum content. After completing the JK/SK program their transitions to public school wer Read more...
    Simona N
    January 8, 2018
  • My two children were enrolled at CV for 3 and 4 years. We had such a Positive experience throughout our time at CV that we didn't want it to end! When they started public school we quickly found the transition to be lacking in many ways mostly because of what we had become used to at CV. We pul Read more...
    Roxanne T
    January 4, 2018
  • My children were enrolled with Childventures from infant to completion of SK. We chose CV over the public or other private sector because of the smaller classroom sizes and focused attention on Montessori skills, reading/writing, mathematic development and organization of learning for young children Read more...
    Alana Welby-Solomon
    December 18, 2017
  • Our LO is 16 months old and is enrolled at the Oakville location. It's clear to see that he enjoys being there everyday just as much as we enjoy dropping him off. Doesn't matter who's at the desk when we first enter in the mornings, whether it's Kathryn, Chris or Matthew we are always greeted with s Read more...
    Tricia F
    December 12, 2017
  • I just wanted to write and say, two weeks into our son attending child ventures my husband and I noticed a HUGE difference in his behaviour, manners and patience. Best of all he was potty trained in a couple short weeks! We noticed what he practised at school, he brought back to our home life. Manne Read more...
    Krysta M
    November 15, 2017
  • My daughter has been with CV since the age of 1. She started out in the infant program and is now currently thriving in the JK program. At 3 1/2 years of age she is far more advanced than I could have imagined. Keep up the great work CV!! Read more...
    Audrea M
    October 24, 2017
  • I would recommend CV to all my friends because it's so great. My son started at CV When he's 11 months old. All the teachers are very caring, nice and knowledgeable. Currently my son is in the JK/SK, he's very happy to study there. Read more...
    Maggie S
    October 24, 2017
  • We are very impressed with Child Ventures Oakville. I was nervous to leave my son to go back to work but transitioning into daycare was made so much easier by the wonderful staff and teachers. We are confident we made the right choice and see so much growth already in our son the past month he has b Read more...
    Diandra
    October 16, 2017
  • The Chef provides delicious foods to eat and tries to provide something that Ashton will eat (he is very texture oriented and picky). They approach me to find out what his favourite foods are and try their best to ensure that he is getting what he needs throughout the day. Ella clearly loves her foo Read more...
    Chris A
    October 6, 2017
  • Our son is 22 months old and this is his second experience in a childcare setting. We call Ryan sunshine personified - he is a happy, smiley little guy. He is also a little guy who has had a pretty rough start to his little life. Much of his first year was spent at SickKids but he handled multiple s Read more...
    Sam G
    October 6, 2017
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