We at Infinite Learners Preschool believe that opportunities for learning are all around us. As we explore our curiosities and grow our imaginations, we are able to enhance our social, emotional, and cognitive abilities. Our program allows each child to discover as many learning moments as possible within a safe and encouraging environment. We provide stimulating and creative opportunities for the students to grow in early literacy, movement, interactions, science, and independence. A child has infinite learning possibilities and we aim to provide experiences that keep every stage of learning both engaging and exciting.
Our class lengths are longer than average with two and a half hours for our Preschoolers and three hours for our Jr Kindergarteners. But why you ask? We choose to extend the length of our programs as we provide stimulating opportunities for every child and want to give them the time to enhance their understanding and explore deeper. During circle children are provided with fun and interactive songs and early literacy that enhances their knowledge. Our table activities provide the opportunity for our highly trained teachers to take the time move through and focus on each child individually. Children are provided with sufficient time to explore through the centres of the classroom and enhance their social interactions and grow in their imaginations. Then every day we have the time for amazing movement opportunities in the studio where we have the space to run, dance, play catch, and much more.
At Infinite Learners Preschool, we value the importance of moving our bodies. We are very lucky to be part of Infinite Creations Dance Studio which allows us to have a large studio space to move our bodies every class. Every day part of our class routine is to go into our studio where we alternate through group games, musical games, dancing, tumbling with mats, obstacle courses, yoga, and parachute.
Everyday our children grow in their opportunities to enhance their early literacy skills. We use Handwriting Without Tears materials to help us learn our pencil grip, body awareness, and develop our letter writing skills. The preschool class start with their upper case letters and our Jr Kindergarten class work on upper case and lower case. In addition, each letter is introduced with a specialized fun phonics story that brings an action to life with the letter sound to make it easy to remember.
There are always fun and exciting crafts for our children to explore through in the classroom during our children’s choice time as well as weekly themed crafts. Our crafts are designed to explore our curiosities and grow our imaginations as materials are left open ended for the children to explore their creative side. All flat crafts are put into your child’s portfolio to take home at the end of the year.
Science is all around us and at Infinite Learners Preschool we use a variety of different science experiments to discover and learn. Including the planting and growing of our year round tower garden. In addition to our regular science experiments we have specials guests alternating each year between duck eggs and butterflies to assist us in learning about different life cycles.
Infinite Learners Preschool is proud to work with a Speech Therapist from the Cause and Effect Foundation. At the start of every year in September, you will be asked if you are interested, or if your child could benefit from a speech test. If you wish to pursue this option, you will be asked to sign a consent form, allowing your child to be assessed by the Speech Therapist. After testing, if the Speech Therapist feels your child needs further assistance, he or she will come and meet with your child during their class time at Infinite Learners. Your child’s progress will be updated to you throughout that time as we encourage all parents to be an active part of this experience. This service is fully funded by Cause and Effect’s Mild and Moderate Program, and requires that all children must be tested and started within the month of September to be eligible for this benefit. In order for your child to be considered in this testing process, they need to be 3.5 years old by September 1st. This means their birthday must be by March 1st of that same year. Please note that qualifying for this program is up to the discretion of Cause and Effect and Infinite Learners has no control over the outcome.
At Infinite Learners Preschool, we value all of our amazing students, and want to celebrate the things that are important to them! We love each child’s unique imagination and sense of creativity and with that, we want to provide them with an opportunity to showcase how wonderful they are! Every child throughout the year will have a day where they are the WOW Student. These days will be on a Monday or Tuesday depending on your child’s class day. The Thursday or Friday before your child’s WOW day, they will be sent home with a special bag. In the bag, there will be a card with some questions to ask your child and a place to fill out their answers. Your child will then bring that bag back on their WOW day with the following items: the card filled out using your children’s answers, one 4X6 picture of themselves or with family members, and one show and tell item. This will start the first week of October, and dates will be provided in the monthly newsletter.
Field Trips and Special Days
To take the excitement of our learning further we have a variety of special guests visit our classroom, mini field trips we can walk to, and two driving field trips. Throughout the year there is also many themed days and celebrations including Halloween party, Christmas Celebration, Chinese New Year, Valentines Party, Green Day, Super Hero Day, 100th Day of School, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grad, and end of year Park and Picnic.