The Preschool Program is a full day program for children ages 2 1/2 to 4 years of age (pre-kindergarten). The program operates 12 months per year.

Days/Hours of Operation

The hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

All Preschool children may have a daily rest period, which is in accordance with the CCEYA. Quiet activities are provided during the rest time for children who have awaked. A cuddly toy is welcomed at rest time. Children should bring a blanket. The daycare will supply a fitted sheet for the children’s cots.

Please note that in order to minimize disruption, we request that no child be brought to the Centre during the rest period.


The Preschool room offers many different learning activities based on children’s interests/focus.

Circle time is a group time where games, songs and stories are used to encourage discussion around the weekly theme.

Activity areas include:

  • Cognitive area: stimulates cognitive growth, including number and letter recognition, quantity, and size.
  • Building/Block area: helps children gain gross motor skills using a variety of blocks.
  • Sensory area: water, goop, foam, etc. encourage children to explore with their hands, eyes and noses.
  • Sand Table: another sensory experience.
  • Dramatic Centre: stimulates cooperative play and imagination, as well as language and social skills.
  • Language/Book area: for looking through a book or listening to music or a story tape.
  • Creative Area: offers an art activity; or, children may choose to create their own work by using materials from the “help yourself” shelf.
  • Daily Outdoor Play (weather permitting).