At Happy Hearts, our 3-5 year olds are very busy. We find that our â€œlittlesâ€ need to have a routine or schedule so that each child knows and understands what we will be doing next. With a philosophy of a play-based centre, we believe that there is so much to learn from play-based activities which can help with childrenâ€™s cognitive, affective, and physical development.
6:30-8:300am Breakfast & Free Play
8:30am Themed Curriculum Activity / Music & Movement – stations
9:15am Morning Snack
9:45am Circle Time
10:30am Active Play â€“ Outdoor Time
11:30am Lunch Time
12:00-2:00pm Nap Time &/or Quiet Time
12:30-2:00pm Non-Nappers: Tabletop Activities / Outdoor Play
2:00pm Themed Curriculum Activity / Music & Movement – stations
3:00pm Afternoon Snack
3:15pm Active Play â€“ Outdoor Time
4:30pm Indoor Active Play / Free Play / Tabletop Activities
Ö Free Play includes: sensory play, puzzles, books, coloring, centres
Ö Morning Circle includes: calendar, weather, phonics, language, music & movement activity.
Our Early Childhood Educators plan their curriculum based on this philosophy and the importance of child development. Along with curriculum at our centre, the teachers 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.