Early Socialization Curriculum

For ages 18 months to 2½ years

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All work is done both in English and in French

Letters/vocabulary:

  • learning our “A, B, C” song
  • word games for recognition that letters are associated with words (“B” for baby)
  • storytime
  • matching games
  • activities to promote expression (speaking)

Numbers:

  • understanding concepts of size (big/small)
  • placing objects in order of size

Science:

  • planting seeds
  • learning about farm animals
  • learning about insects
  • learning about frogs and lizards
  • performing simple science experiments (hot/cold)
  • learning about healthy food

Creative

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  • lessons once a week given by our music specialist (Wednesday or Thursday afternoon)
  • musical activities in class
  • creating our own orchestra
  • singing with our teachers
  • hearing different types of music during our theme weeks (for example Caribbean music)
  • special events with musicians about once every second month throughout the year

Crafts

  • colouring with crayons
  • painting
  • crafts with our teachers to decorate our bulletin boards
  • crafts with our teachers during special holiday times (mother’s day, etc: crafts that the child can
  • participate in himself)

Theatre

  • puppet shows with our puppet theatre and puppets
  • dress up box
  • funny hat days
  • theatre groups performing with actors and/or with puppets at our school as a special event at least
  • once per month

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Aerobics (Music and Movement) program with our specialist (Monday or Tuesday afternoons)

  • games with balls, hoola hoops, balloons, scarves
  • musical games
  • games to promote development of gross motor skills

Playground activities.  We have a separate, beautiful playground area for our toddlers!

  • games with playground cars and trucks
  • sand play
  • running around and having fun
  • during the summer we play outdoors twice a day and in the winter once a day (after snack in the
  • morning)

Optional programs (You may register your child for these program, there is an additional fee)

  • Toddler Yoga
  • Theatre for Tots

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  • learning how to get along with other children
  • learning to be independent (including separating from mom and dad, and learning to do things for ourselves)
  • being able to wait for our turn
  • learning to share
  • becoming confident
  • learning to ask for a teachers assistance if needed
  • learning how to be a helper
  • learning how to follow instructions
  • learning to watch a performance
  • learning the limits of our behaviour