Play Outside

Experience Music Classes

Play Sports

Learn French

Discover the World of Imagination

Try New Things

INFANT

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.

Curriculum

(excerpt)


PLAY

Solitary play (self-directed, independent exploration and discovery)


SKILL

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


ACADEMICS

 Use objects as tools

Recognize concept of one, more, many

Enjoy storytime and exploring books independently

TODDLER

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.

Curriculum

(excerpt)


PLAY

Parallel play (exploring the classroom alongside friends)

Imaginative play (play “pretend”)


SKILL

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


ACADEMICS

Identify colours and shapes

Compare, sort and classify objects

Know alphabet

Rote count 1-10

PRESCHOOL

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.

Curriculum

(excerpt)


PLAY

Social play:
work together with peers and teachers

Imaginative and dramatic play


SKILL

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


ACADEMICS

 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.

NURSERY SCHOOL

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. Summer programs as well.

Daycare Monthly Rates:

(Effective September 2017)

5 DAYS/wk
(M-F)

Infant

$2110

Toddler

$1870

Preschool

$1870

3 DAYS/wk
(M,W,F)

Infant

$1455

Toddler

$1300

Preschool

$1300

2 DAYS/wk
(T,TH)

Infant

$975

Toddler

$865

Preschool

$865

SIBLING RATE*
(M-F)

 Infant + Infant

$3798

Infant + Toddler/Preschool

$3582

Toddler/Preschool + Toddler/Preschool

$3366

*10% sibling discount applies when both siblings are enrolled full time

Nursery School Rates:

(September through June)

5 DAYS/wk

$850/mo

3 DAYS/wk

$535/mo

2 DAYS/wk

$365/mo

ABC CLUB (Before & After Care) Rates:

(September through June)

JK/SK

$725/mo

Grades 1-6

$540/mo