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More About Our Daycare

At Happy Hearts, our 3-5 children are very busy.  We do find that our “littles” need to have a routine or schedule so that each child knows and understands what we will be doing next.  For some children this is very important for them.   With a philosophy of a play based centre or Reggio, we believe that there is so much to learn from play based activities.  We know that different types of play can help with children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Physical development.

Schedule on most days at the centre

Daily Schedule

6:30-8:30am                Breakfast & Free Play

8:30-9:00am                Group Game or Music & Movement Activity

9:00-9:30am                Morning Snack

9:30-10:00am              Art Activity or Science Activity

10:00-11:00am            Active Play – Outdoor Time

11:00-11:30am            Circle Time

11:30am-12:00pm       Lunch Time

12:00-2:00pm              Nap Time &/or Quiet Time

2:00-2:30pm                Afternoon Snack

2:30-3:30pm                Art Activity, Free Play

3:30-4:30pm                Active Play – Outdoor Time

4:30-6:30pm                Indoor Active Play, Free Play

֍ Free Play includes: sensory play, puzzles, books, coloring, centres

֍ Morning Circle includes: calendar, weather, phonics, language, music & movement activity

Our Early Childhood Educators along with the help of our Early Childhood Educator Assistants plan their curriculum based on this philosophy and the importance of child development.  Along with curriculum at the centre our ECE’s plan field trips within the community.  As all children walk together they make trips to the local library, open gym, and local parks.  We send a newsletter and calendar home every month so parents are able to see what is happening in the month.