The Tiny Tot Daycare Program located in the Annex, Toronto offers a unique approach to teaching and engaging our tots. We believe in using a combination approach of the emerging curriculum with play-based learning. We focus on exploring and cultivating creativity in a holistic approach to learning. We work on teaching our tots self-regulation skills, and mindfulness. We aim to build confidence and grow our tots social and emotional functioning. We provide a nurturing, safe and comfortable environment for the children to learn in. We have a small ratio of 5:2 and are able to spend some one on one time with each tot. 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 school readiness skills.
Our Tiny Tot Program runs 5 days a week from 8:30am – 5:30pm.
8:30 Drop Off
9:00 – 9:45 am Free Play (emphasis on gross motor skills)
9:45am: Opening Circle (days of the week/month, weather, introduction of theme, story, songs)
10:00 – 10:15am Washing Hands and Snack Time
10:15am – 10:30am Art (emphasis on fine Motor Skills)
10:30 – 11:30am Outdoor Co-operative Play (walks in the neighbourhood, field trips to the Fire Station, Library, parks or use of Seasons Outdoor Space).
12:00-2:30pm nap/quiet time
3:30 – 4:30 Outdoor Play (weather permitting)/Gross Motor Play Indoors
4:30 – 5:30 Indoor play – emphasis on fine motor.
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.