Before & After School Care & Outdoor Junior Kindergarten
Located at 9975 272 St, Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1M4
Outdoor Junior Kindergarten (extended preschool hours for ages 3-5)
A Reggio Emilia-inspired program that is 80% outdoors!
We will begin our day meeting in our newly renovated classroom, gather our things and prepare for the outdoors. Each day our providers will have planned activities, investigations and provocations that are inviting and encourage curiosity, questions and learning experiences. Some days we will go outside with a plan, other days we will explore and start a new adventure. Projects and learning will be lead by the children's interests. It's the educators role to observe, document and support the children in all their experiences.
9am- The day will begin in the classroom, parents will sign in their child and staff will ensure the children are in good health and prepared for the day. The educators and children will have a brief meeting (circle time) where they greet one another, discuss and remind the children of any health and safety issues, and prepare them for what they will be "working on" that day.
11:30am- We will come inside for lunch, on some occasions we may eat outside as well. After the children are finished eating, they can choose to rest on a mat, read a book, or continue quietly "working" in the class room. Some of their work may include bringing the outdoors in, using magnifying glasses, telescopes and tools to further research their project. They may even spend this time helping the teachers plan and document.
12:30pm- The children will head back outside until pick up time. They will continue their work or choose to have free play time.
2:00pm- Parents pick up children (a prompt pick up is encouraged as we have another program using the space and educators will need to clean up and prepare).
To register for this program or to be added to our already growing waitlist please email us through our contact page with the subject line "Junior Kindergarten", let us know your child's age, which year you would like them to start and how many days you would like them to attend.
Please see "tuition page" for more information on our fee structure, days available and closures.
Before and After School care
Following the philosophy and similar guidelines to Conscious Kids Care's other programs we are now offering before and after school care from 7:00am-6:00pm at our Whonnock location.
September 2018 we will begin serving C'usqunela and Albion Elementary. We will offer care during SD42's Pro D Days, Spring Break and during the summer months (beginning September 2019).
The program will give children the space to spend time learning and exploring, playing or working on homework. We will offer one healthy snack in the afternoon and outside time daily. We will not be offering any screen time except for special occasions with parents approval.
Please see our "tuition page" for more information on fee structure, days available and closures.