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

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As your child continues to grow and develop, their educational experience continues to be an important influence in their skills and abilities. Once your child reaches the age where they are enrolled in a kindergarten program, it is also important that they are being prepared for a successful transition to grade school.

At Childventures, our unique and proven curriculum provides the basis for a full day of quality care and learning, in a safe and comfortable environment in which your child feels familiar with. The consistent routine created enhances your child’s learning experience, as well as your peace of mind as a parent.

Let’s take a look at what’s involved in a day in the life of a junior kindergarten or senior kindergarten student at Childventures:

Gathering

Gathering at the beginning of each day is where children can say goodbye to their parents, and hello to their educators. With our teacher to child ratio, this is also the time when parents and educators come together to share their collective knowledge about each child in their home and school settings. These daily discussions creates an easy transition for the parents, the educators, and the children alike. While parents and educators speak during gathering, children are given the opportunity to have a free choice of their activities.

Opening Exercises

It is during opening exercises that children are informed about events and activities to take place throughout the day ahead of them. This time also includes a small reading, verse, or poem, which is shared for focus on values and beliefs as part of the Virtues Project. The virtues in education experience for the day will also be shared, and daily announcements are made at this time. The structure and routine of opening exercises mirror the morning announcements that occur in grade school, helping JK and SK children to become familiar.

Mealtimes

Mealtimes at Childventures are used as social interludes to the day, based around participating, eating, and enjoying the food. During breakfast, children participate by helping to pass out napkins, setting the table, and even serving food. Throughout their days, children are exposed to food from a variety of cultural backgrounds, as the children eat together with the adults in small groups. Lunch is facilitated in a family style setting. Concluding lunch, the children engage in outdoor activities on the playground.

Recess

Children play together during outside time, inventing their own games and rules, while becoming familiar with their natural surroundings. Recess is designed for vigorous, active, and physical play; a time when children pursue active physical play with the support of attentive adults.

Subjects

A large part of the Junior and Senior Kindergarten programs is the focus on an introduction and learning of an array of subjects. These subjects include: math, language (reading and writing), gym, French, history, geography, computer skills, music, art, and science. Structured activities, group work, and focused opportunities are presented to the children in order to explore each subject, and to experience and further their understanding of each area of learning. For example, a variety of art mediums are introduced to the children, and art materials are explored to develop their creativity and imagination.

Curriculum

Childventures’ curriculum is a unique blend of three complimentary teaching models. In the Junior and Senior Kindergarten programs, there is a specific focus on the Montessori Method as a guideline for subjects, activities, and learning opportunities. Within this method, the classroom environment functions as a living room for children, where they choose their activities from open shelves, and work in distinct work areas. Children are able to work independently using the components in the environment, with the educators being the link between the child and the environment. This learning environment is created to cultivate individualization, freedom of choice, concentration, independence, problem solving, and social interaction. Educators guide and observes the children while they choose their own activities, giving insight into each child’s preferences, abilities, and skill development.

The Junior and Senior Kindergarten Programs At Childventures

The many components of the Junior and Senior Kindergarten Programs at Childventures all come together to provide your child with the best possible educational experience. The optimal learning opportunities created through small class sizes, teacher to child ratios, and the blended curriculum model allows for focused attention for each and every child, as they are free to learn and explore activities based on what suits their strengths and interests.

Childventures believes in providing the advantage your child deserves, while encouraging a love of learning that will last a lifetime. The Kindergarten Program is an encouraging and interactive one for your child, all while preparing them for the grade school journey ahead.

If you would like to learn more about the Junior and Senior Kindergarten Programs at Childventures, please contact us today to book a tour at any of our facilities, and give your child the advantage they deserve.

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...
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    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...
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    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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