Our program prepares children ages 2.5-5 years for school routines so that they are comfortable and know what to expect when they begin a regular school program. Children learn classroom rules and routines such as taking turns, sitting for teacher-directed time, days of the week, and months of the year. They also learn to recognize and print their name, colours, shapes, and early math and literacy skills.
Weekly themes play an important part in our program and include the seasons, transportation, dinosaurs, all about me, bugs, plants, jungle, and farm.
We have a ratio of 1 teacher to 6 students and a maximum class size of 12.
We close (and do not require payment) for either Christmas or March Break.
We do not close our program to coincide with PD days to coordinate with Halton Catholic District School Board or Halton District School Board. Our programs are running and it is at the parents’ discrection to have their child either attend or be absent on those days. Payment is not refunded for absence.
You are required to pay for days that we are closed due to inclement weather (i.e. snow days), and for statuary holidays.
Our nursery school program is part of the Halton Region Quality First program and is licensed under the Day Nurseries Act and is inspected annually by the Ministry of Education – Child Care Quality Assurance and Licensing Branch. The Day Nurseries Act contains requirements specific to staff qualifications and ratios, program content and equipment. You can visit http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/ for more information.
A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $35 is required to guarantee a spot for your child in our program. This is payable by cheque made out to “OakPark Neighbourhood Centre” at registration.
Post-dated cheques and a copy of your child’s immunization records will also be required at registration.