Preschool

Tots’ Time

Mondays 9-11 a.m.

Ages 16 months – 3 years (with accompanying caregiver)

“Tots’ Time” is a special Monday morning program led by one of our Registered Early Childhood Educators (R.E.C.E.).  It is a valuable way for parents themselves to make social connections as their toddlers learn to follow teacher instructions, work as a group and experience educational play.

Playschool

Tuesday – Friday

Morning program: 9:00 – 11:30 AM

Afternoon program: 1:00 – 3:30 PM

Ages 31 months – 4 years (on their own)

Our R.E.C.E. led playschool program is designed around two key educational fundamentals; Early Learning for Every Child Today (ELECT) and How Does Learning Happen? At Olivet School we see your children as curious and competent learners. Teachers employ learning centers where children make choices and move independently. In this way we introduce a wide range of subjects and experiences while allowing the interests and learning styles of individual students to guide their progress. We bring French, music, stories, games, art, interaction with nature, phonetics and many other concepts gently into learning in a way that supports emerging language, social competency, listening skills and following directions.

We create a safe, calm and nurturing environment as the children learn, interact and develop their self-confidence and competence.  Teachers help students in the process of self-regulation; the ability to monitor and control their own behaviour, emotions and thought processes to the situation at hand. The environment is cultivated with simple Bible stories which emphasize that God is always with us and loves us. This is a hands-on program where children get to come and see; come and do; come and learn. The teachers observe closely and help the children connect current learning experiences with prior knowledge. They are given opportunities to manage their own behaviour while being guided towards self-control through modeling, positive reinforcement and redirection.

 “I love my school because of the creative approach the educators take to teaching the essentials and because I am so impressed by how well rounded the program is.  I could not imagine a more nurturing environment for my child to develop academically, emotionally and spiritually.  I wish I had known about the school when it was time for my older son to enroll in Preschool!” – Past Playschool Parent

I love my school because Olivet is a true hidden gem right in our neighbourhood.  I enrolled my son in the playschool program after befriending a staff member and we’ve been there ever since! –Playschool Parent