Little Owl Academy Programs
An open door policy – As a parent with a child enrolled in our centre it is important that you feel comfortable at the centre at all times. That means that you are welcome anytime to join us during the day.
A “Green” classroom – We will be educating the children about how to respect the earth from our recycling program to reusing items in our classroom. While designing Little Owl we made the most eco friendly choices possible from no VOC’s in the paint on our walls to Energy Star appliances.
A theme based centre – Being a theme based centre has a great advantage for your children. It allows them to be introduced to new and exciting topics each week. We will be reviewing everything from dinosaurs to transportation.
Art – Your children will have the opportunity to partake in a daily art activity. The art activity will be based around the theme of the week. There will also be opportunities during choice time for your children to create in our art area.
Daily circle times – Each day there will be two circle times. One circle will primarily focus on the daily calendar, phonics and early learning activities. The afternoon circle will be focused around the theme of the week with songs, stories, finger plays and other fun activities related to our topic of discussion.
Phonics – We use The Family Fun Phonics program in our classroom. It is a great way to introduce phonics to the children. Each week we explore a different letter, read a story about that letter, practice what sound the letter makes and practice writing or beginning the hand over hand process to learn to write the letter in our phonics books.
Basic french - The children will be introduced to basic french words on a weekly basis.
Yoga – Our program includes beginner child friendly yoga from the program “YogaKids”. We are giving the children opportunities to stretch and relax, as well as learning body control and promoting healthy living and exercise.
Daily snacks provided – We will provide your children with a morning and afternoon snack. Each snack will start with a fruit and/or vegetable to promote healthy eating. The snack menu will be available for your review on the bulletin board. We will be a peanut free centre.
Outdoor Adventures – We will be taking advantage of the beautiful park settings and going on many nature walks.
Exploring Culture – Our little owl will travel and explore many different parts of the world. On a monthly basis, he will return from a different part of the world and share things he has discovered. We will be celebrating all cultures and will be inviting families to participate in our journeys.
Community based approach – Children are the heart of this community. We believe in having our children hold fund raisers to pay it forward, participate in community events, and also teaching them to love and respect where they live and all the people in their community.
7:30 – 9:30 – Children arrive, open choice time, daily art activity
9:30 – 10:00 – Morning learning Circle with elements of phonics
10:00-10:15 – Yoga or Music and Movement
10:15 – 10:45 – Snack
10:45 -11:30 – Outdoor Play time
11:30 – 12:15 – Lunch time
12:15 – 12:45 – Phonics books
12:45 – 2:30 – Rest and Relaxation
2:30 – 3:00 – Snack
3– 3:45 – Afternoon theme based circle
3:45 – 5:00 – Outdoor play
5:00 – 5:30 – Choice time
5:30 – 6:00 – Table Activities
6:00pm (Sharp) – Daycare Closed