Seniors - 3 years to Kindergarten
Ratio: 1 Teacher for every 8 Children
Welcome to the Senior Room at Halton Hills Child Care Centre!
Our Senior classroom is designed to support the children to explore and investigate their world in a compassionate and nurturing surrounding.
Our child care providers work in partnership with the children to create an atmosphere that encourages each child to develop growth of self confidence, independence, a sense of responsibility and respect for others and their environment.
Activities for this age group are built around the children's limitless curiosity and their natural desire to discover and learn.
“Show and Share” days are definitely something the children look forward to! They always have stories to tell and lots of questions to ask about the wonderful things they experience every day.
Our child care providers see themselves in a partnership with the children as co-learners and co-planners. By collaborating, we can provide materials that extend and enhance play and learning.
Our well stocked art centre allows children the freedom of expression. They can explore different mediums (paint, pencils, clay, pastels) unleashing individual creativity.
In dramatic play, children express themselves and use creativity. The children will act out behaviours and actions they see in real life such as shopping and the grocery store, as well as make believe situations such as a princess in a castle.
The children work together to construct using a variety of materials while developing language, social skills, problem solving, and self-regulation.
Circle time is a great opportunity for children and child care providers to come together as a group. The shared experiences might include exchanging information on daily events, reading a story. singing, playing games, or exploring through music and movement.
Our child care providers make shifts in events or activities as flexible and comfortable as possible based on the children's needs and engagement of play.
Twice a day, the senior class goes to the playground or for a neighbourhood walk. Playing in an outdoor environment reduces stress levels, promotes social skills, allows for exploration and discovery.