Our Preschool program provides a safe, socially enriching, educational environment for young learners. We devise programs with a child’s mental, physical and emotional well-being in mind, and seek to stimulate their natural curiosity. That’s why our programs consider the emotional and psychological developmental needs of children as they develop and grow through our academic programming. Elements of our programming include emotional reflection, self-guided play, problem-solving, and structured guidance to help cultivate independent learning. Through group and individual work, children are exposed to mathematics, science, social skills, drama, music and visual arts. Focusing on the integration of physical activity, healthy emotional growth, communication and social skills within key academic pillars (including STEM, language, and literacy) is key to the development of our programs. Our Preschool program aims to prepare young learners for their future education by building confidence. The program incorporates core educational concepts, promoting strong social skills and using immersive experiences to help shape and prepare young minds for their school bound years ahead.
What are the core elements of our Preschool Program?
Our core Preschool concepts include experiential learning, fostering the growth of independence, and self-regulation. We incorporate known Montessori activities, and continue introducing key academic fundamentals such as math and literacy. We also promote the development of social skills through positive interactions, and respectful forms or verbal and non-verbal communication.
What Does A daily schedule look like?
Sample Daily Schedule
6:30-8:30 – Arrival commences and Breakfast. Self-directed Activities and Collaborative Play
8:30-9:00 – Morning Welcome Routine. O Canada. Circle Time
9:00-10:00 – Academic Program
10:00-11:00 – Outdoor Exploration
11:00-11:30 – Language and Literacy
11:30-12:00 – Lunch
12:00-2:00 – Nap and Rest
2:00-2:30 – Afternoon Snack
2:30-3:00 – Academic Program
3:00-4:00 – Outdoor Play
4:00-5:00 – Enrichment Activities
5:00-6:00 – Departure. Self-directed Activities and Collaborative Play
What is Nutrition like at Bradford Academy?
Nutrition is vital to the health and well-being of both bodies and minds. Our in-house chef prepares quality child-friendly and multicultural meals, providing varied nutrition while maintaining the highest safety standards. We provide all-organic vegetarian and omnivore options, operating on a seasonal, four-week, rotating menu.
All our meals are nut-free and we provide special meals for children with any specific dietary needs. Check out our nutrition philosophy and our nut-free daycare menu
What is the Bradford Advantage?
The Bradford Advantage is distilled into one key concept: we care about every aspect of your child’s growth and development. From early introductions to STEM and other foundational educational cornerstones, to comprehensive and thoughtful social skill development at every step of the way, we are committed to providing the best atmosphere for your child to learn and grow. Refer to the “About us” page to learn more