Full Day Kindergarten Program
The Full Day Junior and Senior Kindergarten Program at Trust Child Care is a year round program. We have 2 Kindergarten classrooms, accommodating 12 and 15 learners respectively. The maximum child-to-teacher ratio in our Kindergarten program is 13 to 1. The day is respectful of the fact that for children in our kindergarten program to grow socially, emotionally and cognitively they need a supportive, nurturing and consistent environment. The kindergarten classrooms are each led by one teacher, with support teachers assisting for the majority of the day.
Children are eligible for our Junior Kindergarten program in September of the year that they turn 4 years old.
Children are eligible for our Senior Kindergarten program in September of the year that they turn 5 years old.
Along with our quality services that are standard throughout the centre (camera access, Tadpole reporting and Real Food for Real Kids catering), families can expect the following of the full day kindergarten program at Trust Child Care:
Inquiry Based Learning:
These are the big ideas that the children will explore during the school year. Units of inquiry run parallel to the Core Program Elements and when and in connection to these core elements when possible. 6 topics are investigated in each school year.
Core Program Elements:
- Music Appreciation
- Handwriting Without Tears
- Everyday Math Program
- Jolly Phonics
- Writer’s Workshop
Full Year Kindergarten Programming:
- September to June – academic JK & SK kindergarten school year
- July – August – kindergarten summer camp
Full Day Kindergarten Schedule
5 Days/Full Time – Monday-Friday – 7:30 AM-6:00 PM
Sample Full Day Junior Kindergarten Daily Schedule
|Time||Daily Program scheduled||Description|
|7:30-8:15||Arrival Time||Students will arrive and wash their hands. Then they will participate in quiet morning activity centers. They will also get ready to go outside.|
|8:30-9:00||Outdoor Play||Children will play and develop gross motor skills.|
|9:00-9:10||Washroom Routine||The children will practice hygiene, self-help skills and continue toilet training for those who are learning.|
|9:15||Circle||We learn math and language skills in context of our calendar. We build oral language, phonics, and phonetic awareness. We introduce new concepts and ideas that can be extended in play at the activity centres.|
|9:30-10:15||Instructional Time||The teacher will provide math lessons from “Everyday Mathematics” to the whole group. Students will then practice these particular skills in a group and again individually. New skills are introduced during this period.|
|10:15-10:45||Morning Snack||Students will be provided a healthy snack from “Real Foods For Real Kids”.|
|10:45-11:30||Instructional Time & Washroom Routine||Students will be doing the Handwriting Without Tears program and go to the washroom as needed.|
|11:30-12:30||Outdoor Time||Children will play and develop gross motor skills. The first 20 minutes of play will be an organized series of games to develop gross motor skills. The remainder of the time will be constructive gross motor play.|
|12:30-1:15||Lunch Washroom Routine||Students will be provided a healthy lunch from “Real Food For Real Kids”. The teacher will model healthy eating and teach table manners. The children will go to the washroom as needed.|
|1:15-2:15 Or 1:15-3:15||Rest Time||1-2 hr nap or 1 hr resting time – on their beds or at quiet activity centres.|
|2:15-3:30||Activity Centre Time||Quiet activity centres will be available starting at 2:15, after 1 hour of rest/nap on bed.|
|3:30||Snack & Washroom Routine||Students will be provided a healthy snack from “Real Food For Real Kids”. The children will go to the washroom as needed.|
|4:00-5:00||Outdoor Play||Children will play and develop gross motor skills. The first 20 minutes of play will be an organized series of games to develop gross motor skills. The remainder of the time will be constructive gross motor play.|
|5:00-6:00||Afternoon Club & Washroom Routine||The children will participate in an “After School Club”. The children will go to the washroom as needed.|
**Special activities such as: Zumba, Sport Ball, Music Program, Water Wednesdays, Gardening, and various field trips may occur throughout the year to coincide with Trust Child Care’s Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten program.
Trust Parent Kindergarten Testimonials
I just wanted to tell you that I had my first parent/teacher meeting last week and it went really well. She is great at school, she is the youngest and their little mascot. Apparently everyone from the office workers to the older kids love her (I think she learned to be confident and comfortable in the school setting because of all her visits to you).
“Trust is not only a daycare to us. It is a place that we consider as our second home. A place where we can leave our kids and we know that they are having the best education, great food and love from their teachers.”