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 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, climbing up and down, and throwing, catching and kicking balls.
Our child care providers observe the children's interests and emerging skills to develop program planning and promote skill development.
Art gives children an opportunity to express their ideas and feelings, allowing children to achieve and expand their creativity.
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.
Music and Movement
Throughout the day, our child care providers give the children the opportunities to sing, play musical instruments and move to the music while supporting growth in language development and social skills.
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. The kind of interaction helps to enhance their social skills. They learn that each child is valued as a member of the group.
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.