Preschool Program

An Encompassing Approach

Early Childhood Educators nurture and educate children between the ages of 2.5 – 3.5 years within our Preschool Program. Marathon Children and Family Centre’s Preschool Program is built surrounding the Reggio Emilia Principles in where educational, hands-on activities are formulated based on interests of the children.

We believe that all children are competent and capable individuals as stated in our Philosophy. Based on this fact, educators enable and encourage children to explore their own acts of attentiveness, potential and inquisitiveness through making activities available which allow children to investigate their individual thoughts and ideas. It is our goal to provide a wide range of activities all related to the children’s world and development including science, environmental play, language arts, everyday communication and more. Daily observations are made in order to keep track of progress and continually formulate next steps and plans.

Daily Time Table

Time Activity

7:30 a.m.

Arrival of children (Independent monitored play)

9:15 a.m.

Sharing time (nutritious morning snack)

9:30 a.m.

Small Group Activities for Preschoolers – Stories, songs, creative art, music and other activities are planned based around the individual child’s interest. Independent monitored play for those children who do not wish to participate in planned activities.  Independent monitored play for Toddlers and sensory experiences based around their interests and development.

10:30 a.m.

Toddlers and preschoolers getting ready for outside play.

11:30 a.m.

Preschoolers and toddlers are having lunch (hot nutritious meal)

11:45 a.m.

Washroom Routine – wash hands/faces

12:00 p.m.

Quiet room for non-sleepers and rest room for children who sleep

12:15 p.m.

Rest Time (separate room for sleepers; soft music is played and stories are read)

12:30 p.m.

Quiet play – art, set-up activities, science activity, stories

1:50 p.m.

Toddlers and preschoolers getting ready for outside play

2:00 p.m.

Outdoor playtime for toddlers and preschoolers

3:00 p.m.

Toddlers and preschoolers coming in from outside

3:15 p.m.

Sharing time (afternoon snack)

3:30 p.m.

Independent monitored play (late day activities planned for those children wishing to participate)

4:30 p.m.

Transition to small playroom

5:30 p.m.

Home time for all our friends

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