Experience Music Classes
Discover the World of Imagination
Try New Things
Learn to Play (3-18 Months)
The focus in our infant rooms is on getting children really comfortable in their new environments
We do this by following each child’s individual schedule. To ensure we have lots of time for the cuddles and hugs young children need, we exceed required teacher-to-child ratios and have 4 full-time teachers in each infant class of 10 children.
Solitary play (self-directed, independent exploration and discovery)
Fine motor: turn pages, chunky puzzles
Gross motor: walk, climb stairs
Self-help: drink from a cup, eat independently
LANGUAGE & EXPRESSION
Communicate a need without crying
Follow simple directions
Imitate expressions and gestures
Use objects as tools
Recognize concept of one, more, many
Enjoy storytime and exploring books independently
Play to Learn (18-30 months)
Toddlers are busy, busy, busy!
For this reason we like to keep our toddler groups small, so each class has 10 children and 2 teachers. At this stage, children start to learn more independence and also thrive on the class’s daily routine.
Many children exhibit a language explosion at this time using many new words every day. We help the children at this stage not only to experience the wonders of the environment around them, but also to interact and manipulate their environment in a safe and exciting way. We capitalize on the burgeoning language abilities and high energy of this group by incorporating French and Sportball into the curriculum.
Parallel play (exploring the classroom alongside friends)
Imaginative play (play “pretend”)
Fine motor: holding a crayon
Gross motor: walk up and down stairs, jump
Self-help: put on shoes and jacket
LANGUAGE & EXPRESSION
Combine phrases with gestures
Start to form friendships
Identify colours and shapes
Compare, sort and classify objects
Rote count 1-10
Learn to Learn (30 – 48 Months)
This class focuses on preparing children for Kindergarten
This is done both academically and socially while preserving all of the fun of being in Preschool. Turn-taking, sharing and collaboration are regular parts of the day. Preschool children are delightfully social; we help them navigate the highs and lows that come with first friendships.
Preschool children have terrific ideas of their own that we incorporate into the daily programming. They are also capable of empathy and generosity so we increase the focus on helping build strong characters.
work together with peers and teachers
Imaginative and dramatic play
Fine motor: write their name
Gross motor: hop on one foot, throw and catch a ball
Self-help: dress completely independently, toilet independently
LANGUAGE & EXPRESSION
More complex sentences and gestures
Express feelings and needs
Use descriptive language while engaging in play
Recognize all letters
Write and spell their name
Count to 30
Basic addition and subtraction principals
The ABC Academy Preschool Advantage
Protected learning times every morning and afternoon split into small breakout groups; one focused on phonics and the other focused on math and science.
Jolly Phonics© program: a fun, child-centred approach to teaching literacy to young children through synthetic phonics with actions to the 42 sounds in the English language.
Tactical Kindergarten preparation: using JK nomenclature, practise “packed lunches” to ensure children can manage a lunch box on their own, speaking in front of a class, navigating school hallways with a buddy and more.
Beach Location Only (2½ – 4 Years)
A condensed version of our full-day Preschool program
Our Preschool program focuses on preparing children academically and socially for Kindergarten. Learning is play-based incorporating structured learning times to introduce concepts and situations the children will face in Kindergarten. The Jolly Phonics© program is used for early literacy; numeracy and math concepts are introduced and, most importantly, fun is involved in every step.
Classes run from September to June 9:15 am to 12:30 pm with a healthy RFRK lunch served every day.
ABC CLUB: BEFORE & AFTER CARE
Beach Location Only (JK – Grade 6)
ABC Club is a fun place to prepare for the school day and a great place to unwind after school, complete homework and participate in extracurricular activities. Optional clubs include private music lessons, Lego Robotics, yoga, magic, chess, karate and dance. Teachers escort the children to and from Kew Beach Junior Public School. Drop-off after 7:30 am and pick-up before 6:00 pm.
Explore our Summer programming.
Daycare Monthly Rates:
(Effective September 2018)
Infant + Infant
Infant + Toddler/Preschool
Toddler/Preschool + Toddler/Preschool
*10% sibling discount applies when both siblings are enrolled full time