Kids Haven Community Child Care’s Preschool Program builds social, emotional and physical skills in a small group setting through cognitive tasks and individual achievement. An introduction to reading is promoted through storytelling, games, dramatic play, art, music and learning circles.
Presenting skills in mathematics challenges our young preschool minds to use games,
manipulatives and tools to understand simple measurement, number concepts, sequencing, classifying and the concept of addition and subtraction. Our Preschool Program will introduce the exploration of science within the environment using all five senses, hands-on experiments and the collection and sorting of various materials.
Language development is enhanced through rhyming, listening to stories and poetry.
Our creative arts activities will encourage a child’s self expression through hands-on
experimentation and manipulation of an assortment of mediums offered in our programs.
Cooperative play will be enhanced through exploring feelings, questioning, communication and develop problem solving skills essential for preparation and a successful experience as these children transition to Junior and Senior Kindergarten.
Kids Haven Montessori Enriched Curriculum
Kids Haven Community Child Care offers a Montessori Enriched Curriculum for our Senior Preschool Program. The Montessori Method of teaching aims for the fullest possible development of the whole child, ultimately preparing them for life’s many rich experiences. Children will learn together through hands-on materials that are presented in a prepared environment. Our entire Program will be structured to fulfill the child’s genuine need for safe exploration, healthy boundaries, movement, play, hands-on and intellectual learning, communication, timelessness, emotional safety, tension release and time in nature. The need of being witnesses and making personal choices is honoured. Children will engage in Sensorial Activities which will allow for the intelligent exploration of the environment and will lead children to fundamental abstract thinking. Sensorial activities will prepare the children to become more analytical with their thought processes. Further, the child’s senses will become more refined as they gather more accurate information. Children will engage in Practical Life activities that will bring a high level of concentration, developing a child’s sense of order and pride of their work. These activities will further increase their sense of independence for themselves and their environment, and show respect for their teachers and themselves. Spoken Language Activities such as, oral language, phonemic awareness and the concepts of printed words will provide the foundation of literacy development which is crucial in the preschool years. An enriched Montessori program has a busy, productive atmosphere where joy and respect abound.