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Programs

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 Ambleside  Daycare and After School Care  is a brand new 5500 square  feet facility which specializes in daycare and after school services 0  months to 12 years. We are conveniently located in on  6060 Andrews Way  SW in Edmonton's Winderemere community.  

WE OFFER

 

  • A brand new 5500 Sq. Ft. facility
  • Full time and part time child care 
  • A licensed and pre-accredited facility
  • Emergent Curriculum
  • Indoor/Outdoor activities
  • Large outdoor play space equipped with a play-fall surface for developing safe gross motor skills through cooperative play.
  • Daily parent communication through face-to-face interactions
  • Screen Free Zone
  • Parent Resources 

0 to 12 months (Infants)

The  purpose of this program is to nurture your child’s essential needs.  Most importantly, infants will be in a safe, healthy, and loving  environment. They will be supervised during a thorough regimen of body  care, feeding, resting, and sleeping. The development of their social  skills will be learned through an assortment of playful learning  experiences. Infants will explore their creativity and imagination  through play both with toys and with other children.

In  the infant room, children will be given the opportunity to explore and  learn in a safe and stimulating environment. Weekly activities will be  planned to meet the interests of your child and to encourage  exploration, learning, and independence. Bottle feeding and solid foods  will be provided. Each child will have his/her own crib or mat as a  number of sleep/rest times will be required. We also have two six seater  strollers so that we can take the children on a walk around the  building. 

The staff will change diapers,  maintain the cleanliness of the facility, and closely monitor all the  infants in the room. Parents will be given daily reports of their  child’s day (i.e. meals, length of nap time, etc.). 


13 months to 18 months (Infants)

Our  bright and spacious  room provides your little one with a safe and  stimulating environment full of fun activities and age appropriate  toys. 

Our daily routine and weekly scheduling  supports each child’s individual needs and development. Outdoor play is  an important part of our daily routine.  We have a beautiful playground  area  where children can play during the day. We also have two six  seater strollers so that we can take the children on a walk around the  building.

Parents can expect teachers to  communicate with them on a daily basis, providing them up to date  information on their child’s daily eating, sleeping and toileting  habits. 

Our daily routine incorporates a variety  of activities geared at helping child development, including gross  motor activities, STEM activities, multicultural awareness, outdoor play  and much more.


19 months to 36 months (Toddlers)

The  purpose of this program is to help children have a healthy and smooth  transition from home to preschool. Basic routines and the development of  social skills are learned through an assortment of learning  experiences. Toddlers are set up to explore creativity and imagination  through play and visual arts.

In the toddler  room, children will be given the opportunity to explore and learn in a  safe and stimulating environment. Weekly activities will be planned to  meet the interests of each child and to encourage exploration, learning,  and independence. The furniture will be child-sized so your child can  learn independent self-help skills such as eating. Breakfast and hot  lunches will be provided. Each child will have his/her own cot as a  daily sleep/rest time is required. The staff will guide and assist  children in the development of proper eating, dressing, and personal  hygiene skills.

Because communication becomes  more important at this age, children will be encouraged to develop  language skills through songs, stories, and games. This will help expand  their vocabulary and expressive language. “Circle time” will be  interactive and will encourage child participation. The child will enjoy  sensory exploration through sand and water play. Age-appropriate  educational toys will teach your toddler various concepts such as  colours, shapes, numbers, and sizes. Toddlers will also have an outdoor  playground with age-appropriate play structure (slides, ropes, stairs,  etc), riding toys (bicycles and cars), balls, and a sand box.

Parents will be given daily reports of their child’s day (i.e. meals, length of nap time, etc.).


3 Years to 4.5 Years (Pre-School)

This  program is designated for children who are in the process of making the  transition from toddlers to school-age children. This program includes  more group time and more elaborate creative activities. The preschool  program offers the next step in your child’s development, following the  toddler curriculum such as language, arts, math, science, and movement.  At the end of the week there will be a general overview of your child’s  activities and accomplishments in their cubby as well as worksheets  provided for further learning.

Ambleside Daycare  & OSC  will offer your child choices of play and planned activities  in the pre-school room. Learning centres will be available to the  preschoolers at any time; they will have the choice to practice  different skills through play such as:

  • exploring, predicting and problem-solving in the science/sensory centre
  • using different art techniques such as cutting, painting, drawing, and gluing in the creative arts centre
  • learning spatial relationships (on, under, near, etc.) that consolidates the knowledge of shapes, colours and sizes
  • playing/acting out scenes of adult life such as visiting the  doctor, engaging in family activities, and shopping at the grocery store  in the dramatic centre.

Planned activities will be posted weekly  and will have different topics. The children will learn different  concepts such as numbers, letters, shapes, colours, sequencing, and  patterning. They will be encouraged to recognize, name, and trace  numbers and letters. “Circle time” will be interactive and will develop  expressive language through songs, stories, and games.

Preschoolers  will have a playground with age-appropriate play structures. Breakfast  and hot lunches will be provided and sleep/rest time (quiet activities)  will be offered daily. Parents will be given weekly reports of their  child’s day (i.e. activities, learning progress, etc.).


4.5 years to 6 years (Kindergarten)

This  program concentrates on developing your child’s academic skills through  a variety of activities. By use of group and individual project work,  children will expand their skills in mathematics, science, social  skills, music, visual arts, drama, and language. Through daily routines,  Ambleside Daycare and OSC staff will teach your child to apply these  skills to reading, writing, and basic mathematics.

Children  will be offered choices of play in the learning centres  (science/sensory, creative art, books, and dramatic centre) as well as  an academically oriented curriculum. Our weekly program plans implement  activities that encourage children to develop writing, reading, and math  skills such as recognizing and printing uppercase and lowercase  letters, writing words and short messages (sentences), printing and   counting numbers to 100, and adding and subtracting, all to prepare  them for the first grade. Children will learn basic vocabulary, colours,  numbers, shapes, days of the week, month of the year, simple phrases,  songs, and games.

Ambleside Daycare and OSC  kinder program will have an outdoor playground with age-appropriate play  structures and various outdoor games. Weather permitting, outdoor  activities will be scheduled twice a day (morning and afternoon).  Breakfast and snacks will be provided. Quiet activities will also be  offered every day. At the end of the week there will be a general  overview of the child’s activities and accomplishments in their cubby.  This age group will also be offered a program called the “Group  Reading”. Children will learn to recognize their sight words as the  basis of reading and writing.

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6 years to 12 years (Out of School Care)

 

This  program concentrates on developing your child’s academic skills with a  variety of activities. By use of group and individual project work,  children will expand their skills in mathematics, science, social  skills, music, visual arts, drama, and language. Through daily routines,  Ambleside Daycare and OSC staff will teach your child to apply these  skills to reading, writing, and basic mathematics.

Children  will be offered choices of play in the learning centres  (science/sensory, creative arts, books, and a dramatic centre) as well  as an academically oriented curriculum. Our weekly program plans  implement activities that encourage children to develop writing,  reading, and math skills, such as writing sentences and paragraphs and  performing basic arithmetic functions, all to advance their elementary  grade performance. Children will also learn through the use of  educational games.

Ambleside Daycare and OSC's  afterschool program will also have a significant physical exercise  component. Children will access the outdoor playground where they can  participate in various outdoor games. Weather permitting, outdoor  activities will be scheduled once a day.

Snacks  will be provided daily. Quiet activities will also be offered every day.  At the end of the week there will be a general overview of the child’s  activities and accomplishments.

This age group  will also be offered a program called  “Group Reading”. The intent will  be to strengthen their reading and writing capabilities.

Give us a call or come in for a tour to learn more about our programs!