A Day at Little Owls

"Play is the highest form of research"   Albert Einstein 
The First Hour:

The children are welcomed as they arrive and are given the opportunity to choose activities at the various learning centers.  This self-directed play invites the children to explore, discover and learn independently with a wide variety of activities and materials.  The learning centers include painting, play dough, blocks, puzzles, drawing, water or sand play, dress-up, dramatic areas, books, floor toys and more.

Snack Time:
Children wash their hands and join their friends for snack time. The teachers advocate a shared (peanut free) snack where children bring a healthy item from home that is shared amongst the group. Only healthy choices are allowed such as fruit, vegetables, cheese and crackers. The preschool provides drinking water which the  children enjoy pouring themselves.

Circle Time:

Following a clean-up routine , the children meet on the carpet for Circle Time.  A variety of activities are included which reflect the weekly theme such as nature, feelings and the world around us, as well as daily routines featuring topics such as the calendar or the weather.  The activities include stories, songs, puppetry, poems, movement, discussions and many other ideas to facilitate your child’s learning.

Story Time:     

The teachers incorporate a five minute closing activity that includes reading a book. 



Outdoor Playtime:

The children have an active, outdoor play at the Kerrisdale Community Centre Park.  In case of bad weather, the teachers ask that children wear the appropriate clothing, rain pants or muddy buddy, rain jacket and rain boots, we are outside rain or shine.
Extra Curricular: 

In-class presentations are also scheduled throughout the school year on a monthly basis to expose the students to a variety of experiences.  In past years they have included a visit from Mike’s Critter’s, a magician, a clown, a presentation from Science World, a concert from Music with Marnie, yoga class, and dances from a variety of performers. Every year is new, different, and exciting! Suspended due to Covid19.