Children achieve greater academic, social and emotional success by learning through play. We incorporate a concept, and bring in real life objects into the play space to encourage real-life experiences to foster their creative mind. We emergent plan and build off the child’s curiosity, and expand off their emerging interests to enhance their learning possibilities. Our program is well versed inside and out.
Yes, all our educators hold a full Early Childhood Education license, in order to work in the preschool. From time to time we may have an ECE- Assistant, or Responsible Adult support the Educator.
Please send your child with a backpack they can carry in and out each day. In this pack please have; slippers, leak proof water jug, healthy snack, change of clothes, hat. You can bring a second reusable bag with larger weather permitting belongings ie: Snow pants, gloves, toque, or rain pants etc. This bag will travel to and from the preschool so you will need to ensure you restock it regularly.
Our program starts outside each and every day, we believe that children thrive best while in their natural elements outside. We live in such a beautiful place, we incorporate hikes, nature walks, and being outdoors rain, snow, and sunshine into our monthly plans. The children will be provided with natural learning resources to build, manipulate, and create using nature. The children learn the plant life cycle and take part in a seed to table learning culture while we plan, plant and harvest our onsite seasonal garden.
We incorporate into our daily circle practices of calm, breathe work, sharing gratitude, and integrating awareness into every aspect of the child’s day. We bring in nature elements and connect the children to use their 5 senses to create, explore and learn about themselves, their environment and others around them. Teaching mindfulness creates an environment where children can process emotions in a positive way. They create tools to carry with them as they grow and develop in their own world.
Yes, we follow the SD23 school calendar including pro-d days, stat holidays and school closures. A closure schedule will be available to you come September.
Classes run September – June (Following SD23 school year calendar).
We are open Monday – Thursday Class times: 8:45am-11:15am & 11:45am-2:15pm.
(Jr K Schedule available 8:45 – 2:15, limited space).
Old Glenmore. Kelowna, BC
We operate under a preschool license which requires your child to be 30 months by the time of registration, and 36 months old before December 31st of the year of enrollment.
Children are going to let you know when they are ready to be potty trained. Although having your child fully trained prior to enrollment is an asset, this isn’t necessary. We are committed to working with the parent and child to support in the potty training transition. Please review our policy around this.
Parents are asked to supply their child with 2-3 healthy choice snack options for their child per class. Please note we are a peanut free facility.