Muppets is pleased to offer a program which fosters an environment where children are safe, happy, involved and continually learning. We value learning through play to teach our students to become independent, respectful of others and develop their cognitive growth and communications.
Our Program runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 9:30am-12:30pm for children ages 2.5-5 years of age (children must be 2.5 by September 1st). Children do not need to be toilet trained. The program has a maximum of 16 children with 2 teachers and a program support staff.
The Muppets Preschool Program is 3 hour in duration.
Our Daily Schedule includes:
• at least 30 minutes of gross motor play in the gym
• at least one hour of uninterrupted free-play time
• a scheduled sit down snack time including good hygiene handwashing skills
• a large group circle time with songs and stories
• small group invitations (facilitated or set-out by teachers) to introduce process art, math, language, science, sensory activities
• washroom routine
At Muppets we believe that free-play time forms the basis from which the children learn. It allows children to explore the centres (Sensory, Science, Reading, Games, Puzzles) and creative arts independently. All activities are carefully planned each week with the children’s learning and developmental stages in mind.
Circle Time is carefully planned by the teachers for children to gain knowledge of the world around them. This time consists of various experiences such as music/instruments, cognitive games, creative movement and stories and finger plays. In addition, activities include show and tell, letter/number of the day, current or special event discussion and social skills programming.
Special guests and community outings add extra excitement to the seasons and foster an appreciation for the community in which we live.
Muppets is lucky to have access to the church Gym on a regular basis. Indoor gym equipment is provided for gross motor development. When the weather permits, we enjoy exploring our neighbourhood and nearby parks.
When the interest arises from the community, Muppets offers a Friday morning program to compliment the 3 day program. Circle time consists of “French Fridays” and incorporates basic French into songs, stories, and every day objects (such as food for snack time).
Friday class has a smaller class size (maximum of 8 children) and preference for enrollment goes to children enrolled in the 3 morning program. The program needs a minimum of 5 children enrolled to run the class for the school year.
Pricing is $14 per Friday in addition to the 3 morning fees.
Please specify on the first page of the Registration form of wanting to participate in the Friday program. Currently, the Friday class will be a cohort of the three morning program.