Learning Through Play and Exploration

Muppets Co-operative Preschool

Our Program

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.

Muppets Program

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 assistant.

A Typical Day at Muppets

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

Traditionally, the class splits into two groups on gym days when at maximum capacity. It is at the teachers’ discretion to maintain the class as a whole or split based on the needs of the children enrolled.

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Play Time

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

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

Special guests and community outings add extra excitement to the seasons and foster an appreciation for the community in which we live. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no volunteers or guest will be allowed in the classroom at this time.

Gymnasium

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.

Friday Program

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 $30 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. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Friday class will be a cohort of the three morning program for the 2021-2022 school year.

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