Our preschool program is for children 3 and 4 years of age. Our preschool program offers many fun and interactive ways to connect with their friends through….


Free Play: sensory table, playdough, table top toy manipulation, science, dress up and library station


Imagination: arts and craft activities

 

Games: small and large group games

 

Large Muscle Play: indoor gym and outdoor playground

 

Circle Time: monthly/weekly themes are taught through finger plays, felt stories, music and songs

 

Kindergarten Readiness (4 year old classes): phonics program and fine motor development


The goal of our program is to provide child-centered, play-based learning experiences in a safe and nurturing environment that fosters each child’s total growth and development socially, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

 

 

Our Daily Schedule

 

Monday/Wednesday/Friday            AM Tuesday/Thursday                     PM Tuesday/Thursday

8:45am Arrival/Table Toys               9:00am Arrival/Table Toys              12:15pm Arrival/Table Toys

9:15am Circle/Craft Time                9:30am Circle/Craft Time                12:45pm Gym

10:15am Gym                                   10:15am Gym                                    1:15pm Circle/Craft Time

10:50am Snack Time                        10:45am Snack Time                        2:00pm Snack Time

11:10am Free Play/Outside Play     11:00am Free Play/Outside play     2:20pm Free Play/Outside play

11:40am Clean Up/Home                11:20am Clean Up/Home                 2:40pm Clean Up/Home

 

      *Calendars for each month are provided to give more specific information about field trips and special activities/events

 

 

Mrs. Jennifer is the director of the Open Door Childcare Centre. She also is the coordinator of the preschool program. Mrs. Jennifer attended Columbia Bible College and received her Early Childhood Certificate in 1996. She started working at The Open Door immediately after her practicum and has worked in all the programs. Mrs. Jennifer was born and raised on a dairy farm and still lives in Abbotsford with her husband and has 2 grown sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, going for walks and going to the movies.

 

Mrs. Wanda has been in the field since 2000 and started at The Open Door in September 2014. She got her Early Childhood Education at University of Fraser Valley. Mrs. Wanda is married with 3 grown children. She enjoys camping with her husband and exploring British Columbia, going for hikes and spending time with her extended family.

 

Mrs. Gillian went to Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario and received her Early Childhood Education there and moved to BC with her husband in 1997. She has been at The Open Door since October 2006. Mrs. Gillian has 2 boys, a daughter-in-law and 3 grandsons. She loves spending time with her family grandchildren and loves to do puzzles.