The Tiny Tot Daycare Program offers a unique approach to teaching and engaging our tots. We believe in using a combination approach of emerging curriculum with play based learning. Our approach follows three general principles. The first is that although we follow the child’s lead, we also have selected topics we believe are important and thus will allow the children to lead us in our exploration of that topic. Our second principle is that we strongly believe creativity is innately present in all of us and we do our best to nature each child’s unique creativity while in the program. Our third principle is that children learn best through play, we provide a play based learning environment where children can experiment, explore and learn creatively. Our program is structured with several transitions throughout the day. We offer activities to help foster your child’s gross and fine motor skills as well as a school readiness skills.
Field Trip to the Fire Station!
Starting in September our Tiny Tot programs will run for 5 full days a week from 8:30-5:30pm. We provide morning/afternoon snack and offer a lunch program.
8:30 Drop Off
8:45am: Opening Circle (days of the week/month, weather, introduction of theme, story, songs)
9:00 - 9:30am Free Play (emphasis on gross motor skills)
9:30 - 10:00am Sensory Play/Music and Movement
10:00 - 10:30am Snack
10:30am - 11:30am Outdoor Co-operative Play (walks in the neighbourhood, field trips to the Fire Station, Library, parks or use of Seasons Outdoor Space).
11:30am: Art (emphasis on fine Motor Skills)
12:30-2pm: nap/quiet time
2:00 - 2:30: free play
2:30-3:30pm Outdoor Play
3:30-4:00pm Sensory Play
4:00 - 4:30pm: fine motor activity
4:30 - 5:30pm Outdoor Play (weather permitting)/Gross Motor Play Indoors
Enrolling our daughter in the Seasons Family Centre Tiny Tot program was one of the best things we could have done for her. Nikki and Mike are knowledgeable, professional, kind and caring-and have always gone the extra mile for Mia. They were instrumental in helping Mia transition to being away from her Mother for the first time, and helped talk me through the process as well. I also love the Centre's approach to learning which is not only play-based, but utilizes other activities such as art, cooking, and music to teach the children about the letter or number of the week, or about the weekly theme. As well, Nikki and Mike make sure the children get out and play as much as possible, and even arrange regular field trips to places such as the library or the fire station-something that many other child care centres don't do. Since beginning at Seasons Family Centre, Mia has blossomed into a smart, well-adjusted, and happy toddler. I know I owe much of this to Nikki and Mike, and I cannot thank them enough. I've already ask them to reserve spaces for Mia's baby brothers in 2016!