A Day at Childventures for Preschoolers

A Day at Childventures for Preschoolers


  • Children say goodbye to their parents and hello to their teachers. When parents and teachers work together to share their collective knowledge about children at home and in the school setting, the transition between home and preschool goes smoothly for both adults and children.


  • Seeing parents at departure times provides an opportunity for teachers to exchange information about the child’s day. Educators can fill parents in on children’s actions and communications.


  • During this routine children are exposed to food from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Our mealtimes are social interludes based around eating and enjoying food. The children eat together with the adults in small groups and lunch is facilitated in a family style.


  • The main focus of this time is to facilitate hand and face washing, brushing teeth and toileting. These routines promote cleanliness, physical comfort, health and the child’s emotional well being.

Sleep Times

  • A calm environment gives children the opportunity to listen to quiet music and have their backs rubbed. Naps provide the sleep and rest that are necessary for children’s growth and development. The “early risers” or non-sleepers have the chance to look at books, carry out fine motor tasks and play quietly with some chosen play activities.

Outdoor Play

  • Children pursue active physical play with the support of attentive, playful adults. Teachers and children alike enjoy the sight, sounds and vigor of play and exploring on the playground. A daily opportunity to engage in vigorous, noisy play is provided.
  • This time of day is designed for vigorous, noisy, physical play. Children are free to talk, move and explore outdoors. Adults join in children’s play, converse with them and assist with pushes and pulls as needed. Outside time enables children to play together, invent their own games and rules and become familiar with their natural surrounding.

Core Knowledge®

  • Young children like to do the things they see adults do. At breakfast they participate by passing out napkins, setting the table, serving food and wiping down the table.
  • At planning time each child states in gestures or words a plan of action. Planning promotes children’s self-confidence and sense of control. It encourages children to articulate their ideas, choices and decisions. During this time snack is provided.
  • Throughout work time children carry out a purposeful sequence of actions they have thought about and described during planning time while also following through on new ideas and plans that arise as they play.
  • With music, props and singing games children explore their creative side through movement and music. A variety of art mediums are introduced to the children. Art materials are explored to develop creativity. Drama and story time is a time for imagination, creative thinking, memory skills and fun. Books, puppets and dress up clothes are used for children to express themselves.
  • The educators create experiences that are specific to language and literacy. A variety of finger puppets, books, flannel stories, hand puppets and real objects are used to create interest and participation.
  • Children explore a variety of computer software. They learn math, language arts, and thinking skills. Art and creativity are also discovered. Children participate in activities that consist of vocabulary and sorting, letter recognition and spelling, and phonics and rhyming.


  • The classroom environment is a “living room” for children. They choose their activities from open shelves with self correcting materials and work in distinct work areas – on tables or on mats on the floor. Children develop into a community working with high concentration and limited interruptions. They are given opportunities to work in the areas of practical life, sensorial, math and language. The child is also presented with geography, history, life sciences, music, art and movement education.
  • They learn independently using the components of their environment: the teacher guides and observes the child who chooses his/her activities. The teacher is the link between the child and the environment. The learning environment cultivates individualization, freedom of choice, concentration, independence, problem solving abilities, social interaction and competency and basic skills.

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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 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...
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    October 6, 2017
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