Preschool Child Care Program
Where the Learning Begins!
Set in a fun and interactive learning environment, City View Centre's Preschool Program prepares your child for their next big adventure.
It's not easy deciding which preschool is best for your child. You want to set them up with the proper support and opportunities from day one of their education. There are many factors to consider, like teaching methods, educators, group sizes and curriculum.
For over 45 years, we've listened to parents like you and designed a program best suited for children aged 2½ to 4 years to prepare them academically for "big kid" school and a structured classroom environment.
You want the best for your child, and we do too.
Our Preschool Child Care Program
Preparing for kindergarten isn't just about knowing the alphabet. It's also important for children to develop social skills and emotional well-being to do great things inside AND outside the classroom.
At City View Centre, we make learning fun and collaborative. All children learn and play differently. We embrace your child's uniqueness and encourage them to express themselves as they discover their personality. The better they know themselves, the better they'll thrive on their next journey.
In an intimate group size, every child can learn in a supportive environment, and our educators can teach directly to your child's learning style. Our program ratio is one (1) educator for every eight (8) children.
How Learning Happens
City View Centre's Preschool curriculum will encourage your child to learn about themselves and the world around them as they prepare for kindergarten. With an emphasis on self-discovery, your child will learn and explore their environment by engaging in independent playtime activities and rewarding interpersonal interactions with educators and other children.
Through play and learning, we help your child discover who they are. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of process over product; what your child does matters more than how it turns out. Each day, your child will have the opportunity to develop their social skills through indoor and outdoor play, sharpen their motor skills through hands-on activities and learn to adapt to a more structured environment.
We understand the importance of providing your child with a warm and loving home away from home. Our program is staffed by caring and dedicated professionals academically trained in child care. The curriculum is carefully designed by Registered Childhood Educators using the "How Does Learning Happen" (HDLH) and "Early Learning For Every Child Today" (ELECT) frameworks.
A Typical Day
- Drop-Offs, Greetings & Play
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Once our centre opens, our smiling staff is ready to greet your child. We start the day off with some free play time. Your toddler gets the opportunity to lead the play in a safe and stimulating environment.
- Bathroom & Morning Snack
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Time for a bathroom break. After, a nutritious snack is provided by our onsite chef.
9:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Your child can explore our playground independently or with friends. They'll have access to climbers, tricycles and sports equipment while supervised by our staff.
Bathroom & Group Time
10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
After playtime, your child has the opportunity to practice their bathroom routine before coming together for group singalongs and story time.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Your child has worked up an appetite, and it's time for lunch. A delicious, nutritious lunch is served and prepared by our onsite professionally-trained chef.
- Nap Time
12:00 - 2:15 p.m.
During nap time, we dim the lights and play soft music as your child snuggles up in their cot. If your little one isn't ready to nap, they can participate in quiet activities.
- Bathroom & Snack
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
Once your child is up from their nap, it's time for another bathroom break. After, we serve up a nutritious afternoon snack.
Free Play & Pick Up
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
To wrap up the day, your child has free play time inside or outside until you arrive to pick them up.
**All snacks and meals are on a three-week rotation following Canada's Food Guide to promote healthy growth and development. Children with specific dietary requirements may bring their own food from home.