Exciting new challenges and lots of fun adventures! That’s what your child will enjoy when around two and a half, they move to one of our Preschool Rooms.
Here, our Educators plan an environment that invites opportunities for free choices for your child to continue on their journey of building self-esteem, enhancing their social, emotional and physical well-being, as well as developing their thinking skills to plan, problem-solve, negotiate and evaluate through play. Literacy and numeracy are also strong components of our program. You child will learn the skills that will set a solid foundation for their future successes, and make the transition to 'big school' as seamless as possible.
Not only that, but we love to expand our exploring beyond our cool rooms and great play yard! We take neighbourhood walks to search for signs of spring, and enjoy seasonal field trips to local spots like the splashpads and Appleland. In the summer, we have a special outdoor program under the sugar maples in our playground to take advantage of the beautiful weather. We pull out our pools for splashing, dig for treasures in our sandbox, ride bikes and have fun on our unique climber. Once a month we visit Kensington Village Seniors' Home on Huron Street, to sing songs and chat with residents, where it's hard to tell who is having more fun! To stay energized for our busy days, our children rest their bodies or take a nap after a nutritious and delicious hot lunch each day. An "Early Risers" program is offered for those who are transitioning out of nap time.
When your child leaves Arbour Glen, you will receive a portfolio that includes their beautiful artwork, documentation of their emerging skills, photos and other special mementos and milestones from their time with us. They will take this, along with lasting friendships, wonderful memories, and the strength of character and confidence that their time at Arbour Glen helped to foster on that next big step. And remember to come back and visit! Warm hugs will always be waiting for them from their friends at Arbour Glen.
Meet Our Preschool Room Educators
At Arbour Glen, we have 2 Preschool Groups with up to 16 children between 30 months and 4 years in each. There are 2 Registered Early Childhood Educators in each room. Our Preschool team is:
"After coming back from vacation, we brought back some pixie dust ‘from Tinkerbell’, which was only to be used on birthdays for a special, magical wish. When we use it, the look of awe and excitement on their faces is something I’ll never forget!"
"I really enjoy taking the children to Kensington Village, and many of my favourite moments are when children who have left Arbour Glen return to update us on how they’re doing and what they’re up to now."
"Whether through puppet shows, picture books or storytelling, I love watching the expressions of wonder and excitement on the children's faces as a tale reaches it's conclusion."