The morning and afternoon programs consist of a variety of play experiences which assist each child through their various stages of development (spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional). Our large bright rooms are arranged in learning centers to facilitate learning through play. Learning centers are organized with materials to allow for open-ended play that challenges active minds and bodies. We offer free play as well as group learning. We enjoy a snack together, praying before we eat, and also have a large outdoor play yard (see photo below) that is used in all seasons.
Our program allows for flexibility so that individual needs and interests are fulfilled. Our staff is sensitive to your childs needs, supporting his/her various stages of development, and ensuring their health and safety within our center. Throughout the school year we program our Christian curriculum into the various areas of play. It is incorporated through art and cognitive activities, music and Bible stories.
The ratio of eight children to one teacher or lower is always maintained. From time to time Little Blessings welcomes volunteers and students into the program. These individuals are outside of the student/teacher ratio and children are always accompanied by a qualified teacher. Children are counted at the beginning of the morning and each time a transition occurs.
Parental involvement and ongoing communication with family is important for ensuring a positive and fun experience for all our children and their families. Program information is posted on the bulletin board as you enter weekly and special days and events are printed in our newsletter which is distributed in September, January and April.
We are licensed by the Ministry of Education and are regularly inspected by the Durham Region Health Department, Fire Department and as well Durham Region Children Services.