PROGRAMS  

NEW EXCITING INITIATIVES!!

We are so FORTUNATE to have such a talented team of staff! We recently had a staff meeting where so many great ideas were shared & new initiatives discussed.  Our talented team WANTS to bring their skills forward and share them throughout the center with all the children!  Learning Ladder has an incredibly committed bunch of staff. 


MUSIC MONDAYS

Miss. Jessica has a degree in Music Therapy, she sings like an ANGEL & is a member of a few bands! (She recently went to Scotland to compete).  On Mondays she takes her Music Program into each class.  Jessica has a monthly program outline she created and implements.  With the children they sing new songs, listen to different music, explore music & movement, discuss the notes/pitch/rhythm.  She gives them language to describe the music on a new level.  She also creates great little performances for seasonal times (Winter Holidays/Mother`s & Father`s Day etc)


ART WEDNESDAYS 

Miss. Debbie is our local Artist, she has always had a natural talent for drawing, painting & creativity overall.   Each month she introduces the children to a new aspect of Canadian Art!  Either through artists or style (think Group of Seven, Aboriginal Art etc).  The weekly program is tailored to the development of the children.  All children explore different mediums & create some amazing pieces to take home!


FRENCH FRIDAYS

Miss. Fabie is our French Educator, English is actually her second language.  She takes her program into each class (except Infants).  Her program is very interactive!  She introduces the children to French stories, teaches them action songs & simple words (counting, colours & common items).  It is AMAZING how much the children enjoy hearing and exploring a new language. 


Our Programs

Childcare is often the first experience for children outside of the home in an organized setting.  We want to make this a positive one!  We know the value of early childhood education in a nurturing environment that values each child's individuality.  We work closely with the Region of Halton, Ministry of Education & the Halton Resource Connection to ensure our center is providing the best possible care as reflected in the most up to date research. 


Learning Ladder Childcare offers an Emergent Curriculum.  This is a method of programing where the RECE observes the children's play and plans the programming, materials around the children's interests.  This requires a lot of flexibility on the part of the staff as they follow the child's lead and encourage learning by asking open ended questions.  Our staff use the ELECT tool & How does Learning Happen? Documents to guide their approach in their daily practices.  See Learning Ladder in the Community for more information or to learn more about the most current approach to childcare.


When children leave Learning Ladder Childcare and enter school we want them to be confident that they are capable  individuals who are full of potential! 

We look forward to having an opportunity to meet you and your child(ren), when you visit our center.



Infants (3 months-18 months)

3:10 teacher to infant ratio maximum of 10 infants

At Learning Ladder Childcare we love our babies.  We know it's hard

to leave your infant for the first time, please take comfort that the staff

are nurturing and love to work with this special age group.  They work

with parents to ensure a smooth transition for your little one.  The week

before your child starts you will be invited to come in for a visit with

your infant.  This is an excellent opportunity for you and the staff to talk

about what to expect and you can share more about your child.  The

second transitional visit is done independently without a parent. You are

always encouraged to check in with how your child's day is going.  At

pick up the staff will fill you in on your infants day & you will receive a daily report outlining exactly what he/she did while throughout the day (ate, slept & diaper changes etc).

Overview

  • Largest infant classroom in Oakville, plenty of space for your infant to explore those gross motor skills
  • Two schedules, one for the older infants and one for the younger infants.  These schedules are guides as we will always work to follow your child's needs
  • Separate sleep room with individual labelled cribs & linens changed at least weekly
  • Staff will serve only approved items to your child
  • Healthy, delicious, child-friendly meals, and snacks are prepared onsite
  • Private infant playground & stroller for walks in the neighbourhood
  • Emergent Curriculum & infant sign language


Toddlers (15 months - 30 months)

1:5 teacher to toddler ratio

Toddler room 1  (15 toddlers)

Toddler room 2 (14 toddlers)

 

Learning Ladder Childcare opened our second Toddler Class in July 2015 to

accommodate the growing demand in our community.   Our Toddler

Classrooms are designed to create a safe environment where Toddlers are

encouraged to learn and grow by exploring.  The staff are warm and

nurturing.  They work to provide a program that is stimulating,

developmentally appropriate and follows the children's interests.  Parents are

often amazed at what is going on in the Toddler class.  (Check out our blog!)  

Don't let their size fool you, Toddlers are brilliant!  The staff have a great

relationship with parents, you can expect regular communication & daily

documentation about your child's day including a daily report.

Overview

  • Emergent Curriculum
  • Garden project throughout the summer
  • Life Cycle of the Butterfly project Annually in the Spring
  • Naptime, individually labelled cots, linens changed at least weekly
  • Healthy, delicious, child-friendly meals, and snacks are prepared onsite
  • Private toddler playground with play structure & stroller for walks in the neighbourhood
  • Bright classrooms with an abundance of toys, materials & creative supplies


Junior Preschool (28 months - 42 months)

1:8 teacher to preschooler ratio - 24 children


Our Preschool room gets rave reviews.  The staff have created an incredible

schedule that provides structure and flexibility to a very busy age group.  

Each child is provided with a broad range of activities and experiences that 

will inspire curiosity and exploration.  The staff have an assigned group of

8 children.  This fosters a strong bond between the staff and children.  It 

allows the ECE to work very closely with each child to better understand

his/her interests, goals and strengths.  

Yes, we do help families with potty training! 

Overview

  • Emergent Curriculum
  • Garden project throughout the summer
  • Life Cycle of the Butterfly project Annually in the Spring
  • Naptime, individually labelled cots linens changed at least weekly
  • Healthy, delicious, child-friendly meals, and snacks are prepared onsite
  • Large playground with play structure and ample space for exploring plus opportunities for offsite adventures
  • Bright classrooms with an abundance of toys, materials & creative supplies


Senior Preschool (28 months - 60 months)

1:8 teacher to Sr Preschool ratio - 15 children

The Senior Preschool room offers more structure than our Junior Preschool

class as well as more learning opportunities for children preparing for

Kindergarten.  The staff are just as warm and nurturing.  Learning experiences

are extended into all aspects of the day.  As in the Jr Preschool class, the staff

have an assigned group of 7 or 8 children.  It allows the ECE to work very

closely with each child as they work to facilitate and co-construct learning

with each child. 

Overview

  • Children' must be potty trained
  • Emergent Curriculum
  • Garden project throughout the summer
  • Life Cycle of the Butterfly project Annually in the Spring
  • Rest time, individually labelled cots linens changed at least weekly
  • Healthy, delicious, child-friendly meals, and snacks are prepared onsite
  • Large playground with a play structure and ample space for exploring plus opportunities for off site adventures


Have a peek at our "Learning Ladder in the Community " tab to better understand the new initiatives being implemented to childcare!







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