This program is for children from 2 ½ to 5 years of age. Our Daycare program offers free play, crafts, gym, outside playground, phonics, and circle time, where the children experience weekly educational themes. The goal of this program is to provide child-centered, play-based learning experiences in a safe and nurturing environment that fosters growth and development socially, physically, intellectually, creatively, and emotionally.
A normal day in our Daycare Program looks like this:
7:00 am - 10:15 am Free Play
10:15 am - 10:30 am Snack
10:30 am - 11:30 am Circle Time & Centre Time (science experiments, math activities, games, cooking, art, etc.)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Indoor/Outdoor Free Play
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm Nap time/ Quiet Time (children that are awake at 1:30 pm will go play in the gym)
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Snack
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Indoor/Outdoor Free Play
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Quiet Play
Phonics program on Mondays. Show & Tell and Hot Lunch ($2.00) happen once a month. There are generally three planned field trips each year which include the Pumpkin Patch, Play Abby, and Mill Lake Park. Transportation for these trips is provided using the Open Door's 24-passenger bus. Occasionally we will go on spontaneous trips as well.