CENTER INFORMATION

Our Nemo Room is for our younger children. 18 months - 31 months (10% are 24 months)

This room goes by ability not always by age. Each child is unique and learns and grows at their own pace.

Children in this room will be learning lots! Social, social and social. We focus on helping young children experience their new little world at Sandbox Tech.ie; hang up their coat, put their inside shoes in their cubbie. tidy up, line up, wait their turn, sit and listen at story time and toileting.

They will (we hope) learn to listen and follow directions. To choose, play, plan, explore their own little world.

Letter sounds, numbers, colours, shapes, stories, songs, language. We need to use our words. What goes up must come down. New concepts are learned daily. Children learn through play and by doing for themselves. Children have the opportunity to explore their own personal interests. The children's curious helps drive our curriculum. Inquiry learning encourages the children to question who, what, when, where, why and how, for genuine reasons and make discoveries on their own.

Our Jiminy Cricket Room is for our pre-school children.

Our Pre school children ages 2½ to 4 also learn the above. But when ready we ask more of this age group. How did we make that colour orange? We mix, match, blend, paint, group classify, pour, skip, climb and learn to do for our selves. This may sound like nothing to you but believe me, it is alot for children to learn.

Their learning to share, care and get along with each other. Learning to use their words and not actions.

Learning that print means something. Sounds of the letters (Jolly Phonics) teaches the children to sound out words, helps them print words, and the child/children are understanding what they are printing and reading.

In this age group gross motor development includes activities like throwing, catching, climbing and balancing. They love to run and play simply games. This group are becoming independent thinkers and problem solvers.

Lots of growth and personal development. We are developing good habits, making the right choices and are curiosity about their environment. Their interests are growing. Assuming responsibility for their own actions and reactions in a positive manner. (we hope). This age group are becoming aware of other peoples feelings, not just their own. This fosters respect for each other in a positive manner. After all if you are in the Jiminy Cricket room, You always let your conscious be your guide.

We need to understand that things don't always go the way we want them to. Children learn to self-regulate when things don’t go their way. By focusing on children's social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth, our curriculum promotes an effective development approach in a positive learning environment. With this we hope the child's behaviours will be few and far between.

This also fostered in our JK, SK, extended day, and school age programs!

RELEASE OF CHILDREN

Children will not be allowed to walk home from Sandbox Tech unless you the parents have provided us with a note. Children must be picked up by their parents or the designated adult. We will need to see their identification before releasing your child to them. Children will NOT be released to anyone who is not on your child's registration form, unless the parent has called to confirm changes.

SNACKS AND LUNCHES

Morning, lunch and afternoon snacks are provided daily, and our menu is posted in our kitchen, parent board, and in the classrooms. Lunch is made on the premise by qualified staff. We follow the Canada's Food Guide. Lastly, our menus are approved by the public health department's dietitian.

VACATIONS ~ HOLIDAYS ~ SICK DAYS

There are no credits for days that are missed.

Statutory holidays must be paid if your child's day falls on that day.

There is a 50% charge for holidays that you take throughout the year.
Limited to 2 weeks per year.

If you are not needing care for the summer months and wish your child's spot to be kept for the following Sept. Please speak to our supervisor regarding renewing Child's spot.

Pre-school and toddler hours are 7:00 a.m.-6:00p.m.. Extended day JK, SK, school age programs are run from 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.. After hours are from 3:10 p.m.-6:00 p.m..

Full day child care hours are 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

We are open March break and the summer holidays for all age groups.

JK, SK, and extended day, and school age programs will operate from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on all PD days, March Break, and Summer camps.

WITHDRAWAL

2 weeks notice is needed when withdrawing your child from any of our programs.
Please put all requests in writing and hand it to either our supervisor or your child's care giver.