Our Cheerful Chipmunks room ranges in age from children approximately 2.5 – 4 years of age. Our programming includes many opportunities for children to explore the world around them by providing open-ended activities and play experiences. Many opportunities for literacy and numeracy are interweaved throughout the classroom environment as well as in classroom activities. Our morning routine includes a morning meeting with the classroom group that can include but is not limited to discussing any upcoming events, discussing relevant topics of interest to the children, interactive stories, music/movement, etc.
At Little Owl, we’re mom’s too! We know the transition for parents is just as real as the transition is for the children. We want to ensure this process is as easy as possible. We use an App called Storypark which is downloadable on all iPhone and Smartphone devices. Through daily photos, videos, one-on-one chat with your child’s teacher and more you will stay connected with your children, teachers, and other parents about what is going on in your child’s activities here at Little Owl.
Our Daily Schedule
(Please note this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change)
6:30am – Centre opens – Breakfast/ Open Discovery Learning
*Children are welcome to bring breakfast from home and eat between 6:30am – approximately 8:00am.
As children are arriving they are free to openly explore the classroom centres. Classroom centres include an open art area, building centre, sensory area, dramatic play area, and a gathering area which includes materials such as puzzles, stories, etc.
8:45-9:00am- Tidy up time
Children are asked to tidy up their areas and wash their hands for snack
9:00-9:30am- Snack time
Snack is served. A minimum of 2 food groups is included with each snack.
9:30am-10:00am Morning Meeting and Story time
During this time children are able to participate in a morning meeting and circle time with their teachers. These group discussions are a great way for teachers to introduce provocations to children that can be extended into centres and projects.
10:00am – Exploration of Provocation’s
Activities naturally evolving into Open Discovery Learning
Teachers may have the circle time lesson lead into an activity or extension of an ongoing project. Open Discovery Learning follows.
11:15am-12:00pm Outdoor play
Children will have access to our outdoor play space (weather permitting) for gross motor development.. If weather does not permit us to go outside, we will participate in a gross motor activity within the classroom such as yoga, dancing, stretching, etc.
12:00pm – Lunch time
A homemade lunch from Miss Clara’s kitchen includes food from each of the four food groups. Children will be assisted to wash their hands (if needed).
12:30pm – Afternoon meeting and Music and Movement
We will have the opportunity to meet on the carpet, have a group discussion and be exposed to music in some capacity. Children will either be exposed to music by having music playing, introducing instruments, or by having a musician come in to play for the children.
1:45pm – Open discovery learning
2:45pm-3:15pm – Snack Time
3:30-5:30pm – Outdoor play and/or Open Discovery Learning (dependant on weather).
“We LOVE Little Owl Learning Centre Inc.
Our daughter has been going her for the last 2 and a half years. We always know she is in excellent care. She loves to go everyday to learn with her friends and can’t wait to tell us about her day and adventures with her friends. The children explore new things each day, have excellent meals and we are updated each day with what they are doing. I would recommend Little Owl Learning Centre Inc to all my friends.“
“Little Owl receives my top recommendation. I feel very confident leaving my children in their care every day. The staff are all very well versed in reggio learning and positive child development. They take time to understand each child’s strengths and areas for improvements and continually adapt their classroom to suit every child’s social, emotional, and physical needs. Their staff take a proactive and positive approach to each child and any parent concerns are address professionally and promptly. Little Owl is very open to working with families to support their child’s development. Little Owl has been very modest in their recent accomplishment of winning the 2018 Minister’s Award of Excellence in Child Development.”
“Our family loves Little Owl!! Justine and her staff are amazing. All of the teachers are so caring and compassionate. Everyday my little one is so excited to tell me all about his day and how much he loves his teacher. He also raves about all the delicious homemade meals Miss Clara makes. We’ve been going to Little Owl since they opened and would highly recommend them”