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The Nursery School Program is a shortened-day childcare program designed for 2 ˝ years to 5 year olds The child to adult ratio is 1:8, Maximum Group size of 8 A cost-effective way to help your child develop the necessary skills in order to prepare for an Early Learning all-day, every-day Kindergarten Program at School. This Program is designed to assist children with the adjustment to a group environment. Ideal for children to gain the social and cognitive, educational skills necessary for school enrolment. The children are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities specifically designed for this age group. Some of the skills worked on in the Nursery School and School Readiness Programs are: Health and Hygiene, Safety, Community Helpers, Colors&Shapes, Letters, Numeracy, and Animals. A planned circle time, nutritious snacks and lunches, as well as time for individual and group play. Children are encouraged to become more independent with self-help skills such as dressing and washroom routines. The Registered Early Childhood Educator in the Room is available to assist children in problem solving techniques and sharing, turn taking and social skills development. Children are given opportunities to develop vocabulary and communication skills, while building strong friendships and bonds in a fun-filled, structured, predictable environment. Parents are welcome to join in the daily activities or offer ideas for the Program at any time. The developmental focus, similar to the full-day Program, is on self-esteem while building on language, emotional, social, physical and cognitive skills. Goals: •To encourage self confidence and self esteem, ensuring each child feels content and secure •To interact with age-related peers, developing social skills and awareness of the needs and desires of others •To encourage communication skills and language development. •To stimulate creative thinking and artistic abilities. •To stimulate child’s thinking by asking open-ended questions, and promoting conflict resolution skills •To encourage independence and responsibility. •To encourage a positive love of learning while gradually increasing child’s attention spans.