Enhanced Afternoon Programs (Preschool)

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  • Will Your Child be Ready for All-Day Kindergarten?

    Introducing Athletic and Academic afternoon programs for children to enhance their morning preschool program and ensure they are ready for a full day of learning

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  • Language, Literacy and the Creative Arts

  • Children will have a variety of experiences every day to develop a love of story and art. Each class will focus on a story, the lesson of the story and the letters that are associated to the story [i.e. first letter(s) in the title and/or the character(s)], along with an individual and group creative activity to express learned knowledge through art. Children who are exposed to stories at a young age have better attention spans, vocabulary and oral language skills, which supports reading development. Children who participate in the creative arts have better fine motor skills which are directly linked to writing abilities. Specific learning goals are outlined each class to ensure that learning is fun, progressive and intentional.

  • Learning Outcomes

    To be able to create art with intentional design, using a variety of techniques and materials, while:

    • Internalizing stories
    • Developing foundational literacy concepts and phonological awareness
    • Enhancing verbal skills with peers and adults
    • Enhancing prediction skills
    • Developing the ability to transfer thoughts and feelings in art
    • Developing and refining fine motor skills
    Learning Outcomes are Achieved through these Learning goals:
    • Communication, language and literacy
    • The creative arts
    • Prediction skills
    • The “Five Finger Retell”
  • Stories and the Creative Arts help me do the following.
    Creative Arts Learning Goals:
    • I can create 2D and 3D art that shows how I think and feel
    • I can use contrast within my art
    • I can use lines, shapes, space, colour and texture in art to convey my message
    • I can use a variety of materials, tools, and techniques within my art
    • I use the creative arts as a tool to develop/enhance/refine fine motor skills
    I can do "Five Finger Retell":
    • Somebody: What was the character's name?
    • Wanted: What did the character want?
    • Because: Why was that important to the character?
    • But: What was the problem?
    • So: How was the problem solved?
  • Communication, Language and Literacy Learning Goals:
    • I can use verbal and non-verbal communication to interact with peers and adults
    • I can use descriptive language to explain, explore and extend thoughts
    • I can listen to others & books
    • I can retell a story
    • I understand the intention of print
    • I am building phonological awareness
    • I am building letter recognition
    • I use literacy and print in play
    • I am beginning to match spoken words with written ones
    • I am beginning to write letters of the alphabet and some high-frequency words
    Prediction Learning Goals:
    • I can use the words in the story to help me decide what might happen next
    • I can use what I know from my personal experiences to make predictions
    • I can use the pictures from the books to help make predictions
    • I can talk about if I was right or not and why
  • FitKids Athletics

  • Laying the foundation for a future of athletic success!

    FitKids was developed in consultation with a Physiotherapist. As such it has been designed for the child exhibiting athletic promise and confidence, but also for the child whose athletic skill is still developing and could use help building the skills needed to participate safely and confidently in regular playground activities. With the long-term development of the whole child in mind, we focus on the learning of physical athletic skills, the socio-emotional skills athletes need for success as well as encourage healthy nutrition and hygiene habits. The process of learning these skills is valued and celebrated rather than the outcome alone. By utilizing inclusive cooperative and individual goal setting activities in an easy to follow circuit, FitKids ensures there are no long periods of inactivity and maximizes the fun of learning and developing skills. Our strategy maximizes opportunities to develop confidence, resiliency, and for connection with teammates. Activities are gender-neutral and adjusted to individual skill levels ensuring all children are challenged and given opportunities success. Each child`s learning is individualized through assessments ensuring their progress is intentional, individual goals are set and evaluated and progress is personally fulfilling. Whether you`re looking to develop your child`s athletic skills for individual or team sports readiness, or to generally develop your child`s physical fitness, muscle tone and confidence, FitKids is for you!

  • Physical Fitness and Athletics

    In every 2 hour FitKids class your child will experience at least 1 hour of sports skills development, physical activity. We developed FitKids to incorporate the 3 areas of activity that Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living for Children identifies:

    • Endurance – continuous movement of large muscle groups resulting in increased heart rate, increased breathing patterns and working up a sweat. Endurance activities promote healthy heart and lungs.
    • Flexibility – bending, stretching and reaching. Flexibility activities promote improved muscle and joint health, improved posture, reduces muscle stiffness/soreness, increases relaxation and minimizes the risk of injury.
    • Strength – working against resistance. Strengthening activities promote strong muscles and bones as well as good posture.

    FitKids also address the 2 types of balance and the 2 types of coordination:

    • Static Balance – maintaining a desired shape in a stationary position.
    • Dynamic Balance – the control of the body as it moves through space.
    • Bilateral Coordination – the ability to use both sides of the body together in a coordinated way. This includes both symmetrical movements and alternating movements.
    • Hand-Eye Coordination – the ability of the eyes to guide the hands in movements.
  • Social / Emotional

    As NTEYLC is an Adlerian school addressing socio-emotional learning and well-being is a focus in all the programs we offer. FitKids classes are designed to maximize opportunities for children to experience and celebrate their own capabilities and accomplishments as well as the success of others. Your child will also develop increased listening skills and increased ability to understand and follow directions. Our learning environment and strategies ensure children develop a healthy sense of sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, responsibility and encouragement. FitKids will give your child self-confidence, resiliency and a play-fair attitude!

  • Each class children have the opportunity to:

    • Practice positive language and action towards one another developing their sense of sportsmanship
    • Experience cooperative activities requiring commitment to develop their sense of teamwork
    • Learn skills in tandem to develop their sense of cooperation
    • Choose and fulfill responsibilities to the group
    • Celebrate personal success AND group accomplishments to develop their self and peer encouragement skills
    Set your child on the path to sports and full day kindergarten readiness!
  • Cooking Up Math & Science

    Children will learn about Math and Science through making recipes, cause and effect activities and building structures. Because children are such concrete experiential learners, hands on, play based opportunities, dramatically increase comprehension and retention of math and science learning objectives. In each class children will be introduced to a variety of materials. Then the children will be asked to chart their hypothesis. Next children will measure, mix or build the items. Finally the children will analyze and discuss what happened to the items as a result. Specific learning goals are outlined each class to ensure that learning is fun, progressive and intentional.

    Learning Outcome

    To be able to use a variety of measurable items to create food, sensory and structures. This will help me learn…

    • Patterns and Shapes
    • Sorting and Classification Skills
    • Cause and Effect Relationships
    • Materials, Objects and Everyday Structures
    • Number Relationships
    • Data Management
    • Measurement
  • I can show what I’ve learned using…

    • Pictures
    • Numbers
    • Beginning to Use Number Words
    • Drawing and Writing
    • Using Colours When Needed
    • Graphs and Charts

    Measurement Learning Goals:

    • I can use non-standard units to measure
    • I am beginning to use and read rulers
    • I can compare and seriate objects
  • Number Relationships Learning Goals:

    • I can count to 20
    • I can pull and count 10 items
    • I understand that each item is worth one unit
    • I can represent numbers using pictures and numbers

    Patterns and Shapes Learning Goals:

    • I can use pictures, numbers and words to show what I know about sorting and patterning
    • I can create 2D and 3D shapes
  • Data Management Learning Goals:

    • I can add to a graph
    • I am beginning to identify how many items are on a graph
    • I can identify more or less
    • I can sort and classify items

    Materials, Objects and Everyday Structures Learning Goals:

    • I can talk about the materials that make up objects and structures
    • I can describe the differences between structures
    • I can discuss the purpose of structures
  • Music, Movement and Drama

  • Being able to communicate and connect effectively prepares us to be successful with all of life’s tasks; making friends, maintaining relationships and obtaining/retaining a job. Music, movement and drama are natural ways for children to begin to learn about the world around them, while developing social skills, regulation skills, empathy skills and a love of the performance arts. In this class children will learn to tell stories and express themselves using music, movement and drama. Each class will focus on using each medium as a tool to express the lesson/learning goal of the day.

    Learning outcomes are broken down into these domains:

    • Building Social Skills
    • Music: Creating and Performing
    • Drama: Language, Stories and Empathy
    • Movement: Coordination and Expression
  • Learning Outcome

    To be able to create music with voice, body and objects; to use movement as a form of expression; to use drama as tool to internalize stories and build empathy skills. This will help me learn…

    • Body Awareness and Self Confidence
    • An Appreciation of Music and Movement
    • Full Body Coordination
    • To Internalize Stories
    • Social/Empathy Skills
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