Program

Program Highlights

  • Reggio inspired classrooms
  • Daily programming focusing on language and literacy, creative block play, creative art play, hands on sensory experiences, dramatic play, and science exploration
  • Healthy seasonal menus (lunch, morning and afternoon snack included)
  • Daily digital reports of food intake, sleep times, and child portfolios
  • Warm, intimate, secure place for children to learn and explore at their own pace
  • Environment that inspires curiosity and enhances learning
  • Parent involvement and special visitors

Programs

Infant
6 – 18 months

Infant  6 - 18 months at Little Dreamers

Toddler
18 months – 2.5 years

Toddler  18 months - 2.5 years child care

Preschool
2.5 – 4 years

Preschool 2.5 - 4 years playing

Infant 6 – 18 months

  • Independent Infant schedules developed by teachers in conjunction with parents
  • Daily music and movement circle
  • Programing focusing on pre-literacy, music and movement, social/ emotional growth and gross and fine motor development
  • Introduction to baby sign language
  • Enrichments programs in yoga and cooking

The infant program is your child’s first experience out of the home and is designed to be an extension of their household environment. We help them become comfortable and secure in a new group setting, independent of primary family members and work closely with you to ensure a smooth transition. Before your child’s first day, we’ll provide information on what to expect, and get to know your child’s daily routine in order to incorporate this into a schedule that is right for you and your child.

Areas of Development

Since cognitive development in early childhood is largely sensory and physical, children’s knowledge of the world around them depends on their freedom to manipulate, explore through their senses and be physically active. The program incorporates a wide variety of teaching methods and a range of materials to cater to individual interests, where children are free to choose their own play activities. We focus on 4 areas of development: Language, music and movement, gross and fine motor, sensory and science. As infant development progresses, we introduce sign language, self feeding, and enrichment activities such as yoga and cooking.

Toddler 18 months – 2.5 years

  • Daily music and movement circle
  • Programming focusing on speech and language development, social and emotional development, self-help and independent skills, and gross and fine motor development
  • Enrichment programs in cooking, second language exposure and yoga

By the time a child reaches the toddler program, they have become more focused, and strive for more independence while creating more meaningful bonds with teachers and other children. At this stage, the toddler will be able to move freely around the classroom and explore using their own 2 feet!

Areas of Development

The toddler curriculum continues to build on the foundations set in the infant program. It centres on developing connections where teachers respect and respond to children’s cues and interests. The most notable outcomes of this program include social and emotional development, language and speech development, Self-help and independent skills, and gross and fine motor development. A day in the life of a toddler may include but is not limited to: music singing and movement, sign language, pre-literacy and word recognition, nature and sensory exploration, art, and enrichment programs such as yoga and cooking. Toddlers will also have 2 hour daily outdoor play that encourages gross motor development, coordination, agility and balance. Outdoor games implemented by teachers will encourage children to use both their minds and bodies, further developing their cognitive abilities.

Preschool 2.5 – 4 years

  • Daily music and movement circle
  • Programming focusing on cognitive development, fine and gross motor skills, practical life skills, social skills and cooperation
  • Nature and science exploration
  • Curriculum geared towards kindergarten readiness
  • Enrichment programs in cooking, physical education, second language exposure and yoga

 

All children are naturally curious, and in preschool, children examine their world and try to make sense of their surroundings and environment through play and exploration. There is an emphasis on preparing young minds for kindergarten through scientific observation, pre-literacy, letter and number recognition, and reading and writing. Teachers will observe and interact with the children in order to mold the programming around their interests and level of development.

Areas of Development

The preschool program provides an ample range of activities that encourage the child’s love of learning that will build self-esteem and confidence. Children at this age are involved in child emergent structured activities, that further develop independence, problem solving skills, and cognitive learning. By incorporating the concept of routines, children will feel competent in their current classroom, while also preparing them for kindergarten. The children will also be introduced to the basics of food and nutrition by learning where food comes from and the main food groups. This will set the building blocks for future nutritional intelligence and guide them in making healthy choices.

One of the best investments we can make in a child’s life is high-quality early education.

 

- Barack Obama

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

 

- Nelson Mandela

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

 

- George Bernard Shaw

The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.

 

Loris Malaguzzi

Get in Touch

Location: 4585 Highway 7, Unit 11, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 9T8

Telephone: 905-850-0045
Email: info@ldacademy.ca
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7am - 6pm

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