Preschool - 2.5 to 4 years
Ratio: 1 Teacher for every 8 Children
Welcome to the Preschool Room at Halton Hills Child Care Centre!
Preschool children are more and more interested in the world around them and often like to observe and imitate other children and adults. Our preschool classrooms are designed to support the children to explore and investigate.
Our child care providers in the preschool room are very resourceful and great at planning activities that help children explore new interests, abilities, encourage independence and build social skills through play.
Preschool children are very active and enjoy outside time by riding tricycles, running, and throwing, catching, and kicking balls.
Our educators observe the children's interests and emerging skills to develop program planning and promote skill development. Activities for preschoolers are built around the children’s limitless curiosity, and their natural desire to discover and learn.
Sample of Daily Activities
A variety of toys fall into manipulatives like objects for sorting, puzzles, Lego, gears, etc. These toys allow the children to develop such skills as fine motor, problem solving, eye-hand coordination, shape and colour recognition and classification.
The children work together using a variety of materials while developing language, social skills, problem solving, and self-regulation.
While exploring sand, water and other sensory materials, the children are practicing scientific and math concepts; dry to wet, sink & float, measurement, etc.
At group or circle time, our preschoolers greet each other and learn awareness of other children. They learn that each child is valued as a member of the group. During group time, educators read stories, sing songs, play games, and explore music and movement.
Twice a day, the preschoolers go to the playground or for a neighbourhood walk. Playing in sandboxes, collecting leaves, and outdoor art activities teach children practical life skills while offering a tremendous amount of fun. Playing outside reduces stress levels, promote social skills, and allows for exploring and discovery.