Dakota-Community-Centre-Nursery


Our Program

We accept and welcome children of all abilities. Our program supports the full inclusion of children who require additional support because of a physical, cognitive, social or emotional need. Indoor and outdoor areas are arranged so all children can move freely and make choices based on their abilities, interests and needs. We make changes to our daily program to meet the needs of each child.

Opportunities are provided for all children to participate in social free play and routines throughout the day. We provide developmentally appropriate group experiences for all children and encourage the socialization of every child with peers.

We believe that each child deserves an environment and experiences that promote growth in all areas of his or her development.

We use program approaches that best meet the needs of each child and his or her family.

We respect and value input from parents and encourage them to be part of the decision making process for their child. We recognize the desires of the family. We support families by consulting with early intervention professionals. We work with parents and early intervention professionals who have valuable knowledge and expertise to share with each other.

We receive professional development in current areas of child development, research, theory and practice. We are committed to learning more about various disabilities and full inclusion as part of our annual training plan.

Our Play Centres

Cognitive Development

  • Problem solving
  • Understanding five senses
  • Recognizing fantasy
  • Realizing cause and effect
  • Predicting outcomes
  • Detecting patterns
  • Drawing people
  • Shape identification
  • Size comparison
  • Realizing season changes
  • Early science skills

Language Development

  • Following directions
  • Alphabet recognition
  • Alphabet formation
  • Number recognition
  • Sequencing
  • Role Playing
  • Story Telling

Motor Development

  • Walking, jumping, hopping
  • Bouncing and catching balls
  • Hula-hoop
  • Parachute
  • Puzzles
  • Copying shapes
  • Use pencil/scissors/glue 

Self-Awareness

  • Prints name
  • Takes care of personal belongings
  • Toileting/cleanliness
  • Recognizes age/sex
  • Personal address/phone number
  • Identifies body parts

Social and Emotional Development

  • Separates from parents
  • Plays with others cooperatively
  • Relates to teachers
  • Creative
  • Shows initiative
  • Displays pride
  • Protects self
  • Aware of consequence
 

Daily Schedule

9:00 am OR 12:30 pm Teachers greet students in Room 6  and escort students to Nursery School 
10 minutes  Attendance / Calendar / Weather
50 minutes Free Play 
15 minutes Circle Time 
15 minutes Bathroom Break / Snack
50 minutes  Free Play
10 Minutes  Story / Prepare for Home