Classes

Our 3 Year Old Program

For children 3 years and older, the provincial government teacher/student ratio is 1:12. At Little Footprints al Futuro Preschool, we maintain a 1:8 teacher/student ratio.

Our preschool classes are meant to teach every child the basics to prepare them for Kindergarten. We will have a focus on language, math, science, art and character building, both physically and emotionally, both in English and in Spanish.

Our program will include:

  • daily circle time (both in English and Spanish) which includes calendar / weather / student story / special helper / singing songs (themes will be incorporated)
  • daily gross motor skills
  • daily arts and crafts
  • daily centers (imaginative play / structured play)
  • daily physical activities
  • weekly math activities
  • weekly science activities

Below is an outline of a typical day in our classroom: FUN is number 1!!

  • Welcome – this is the time that students will hang their jackets/put on indoor shoes and have some color time while everyone gets settled
  • Circle time – during this time we will find out how everyone is doing, we will learn the different days of the week and months of the year, we will discuss the weather and the special helper will be assisting the teacher in this activity. We will sing a few songs. We will discuss what our day looks like for possible stations, crafts as well as activities.
  • Center Time – this will be where students get a choice for what they want to do/play while the teacher assists students with a craft. We will rotate through these centers so that students experience a variety of things. Some sample centers will be creative play (kitchen/dolls/trains/cars), building blocks, puzzles, story corner, puppet corner as well as crafts just to name a few
  • Snack Time – this will help promote routine as well as proper hygiene, healthy eating and table manners.
  • Physical Activity – this will be the time for some movement through a variety of physical activity. This will be teacher directed as well as time for free play.
  • 2nd Circle time – this will be getting prepared to go home, finish discussing a few things from the 1st circle time, show and tell, read a story and sing our good bye songs.

 

 

Age 3 Program: We will reinforce:

  • colors
  • numbers
  • shapes
  • letters
  • days of the week
  • months of the year
  • weather
  • feelings
  • work on name printing
  • work with gross motor skills
  • daily physical activity
  • sharing and playing nice with others
  • craft time

Our 4 Year Old Program

For children 4 years and older, the provincial government teacher/student ratio is 1:12. At Little Footprints al Futuro Preschool, we maintain a 1:8 teacher/student ratio.

Our preschool classes are meant to teach every child the basics to prepare them for Kindergarten. We will have a focus on language, math, science, art and character building, both physically and emotionally, both in English and in Spanish.

Our program will include: same as age 3 but a more challenging level

  • daily circle time (both in English and Spanish) which includes calendar / weather / student story / special helper / singing songs (themes will be incorporated)
  • daily gross motor skills
  • daily arts and crafts
  • daily centers (imaginative play / structured play)
  • daily physical activities
  • weekly math activities
  • weekly science activities

Below is an outline of a typical day in our classroom: FUN is number 1!!

  • Greetings – this is the time that students will hang their jackets/put on indoor shoes and have some free time while everyone gets settled
  • Circle time – during this time we will find out how everyone is doing, we will learn the different days of the week and months of the year, we will discuss the weather and the special helper will be assisting the teacher in this activity. We will sing a few songs. We will discuss what our day looks like for possible stations, crafts as well as activities.
  • Center Time – this will be where students get a choice for what they want to do/play while the teacher assists students with a craft. We will rotate through these centers so that students experience a variety of things. Some sample centers will be creative play (kitchen/dolls/trains/cars), building blocks, puzzles, story corner, puppet corner as well as crafts just to name a few
  • Snack Time – this will help promote routine as well as proper hygiene, healthy eating and table manners.
  • Physical Activity – this will be the time for some movement through a variety of physical activity. This will be teacher directed as well as time for free play.
  • 2nd Circle time – this will be getting prepared to go home, finish discussing a few things from the 1st circle time, show and tell, read a story and sing our good bye songs.

 

 

Age 4 Program: We will reinforce: same as age 3 but more challenging and of course different activities but similar content

  • colors
  • numbers
  • shapes
  • letter
  • sounds of letters
  • days of the week
  • months of the year
  • weather
  • feelings
  • work on name printing
  • work with gross motor skills
  • daily physical activity
  • sharing and playing nice with others
  • craft time

Learn With Us

We know that the transition from home to school can be challenging for some children. We hope that with our exciting environment that we can help start your child’s love for learning.

SMALL CLASSES - clases pequeñas

We believe in an equal opportunity to learn. We feel that this can be achieved when class sizes are a little smaller. At Little Footprints al Futuro, there will be a maximum of 16 kids per class with an 8:1 ratio.

CLASS TIME - la hora

The school will run five days a week 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-3:30 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for children age 4.  Tuesday and Thursdays 8:30-11:00 and 12:30-3:00 for children age 3.

SPANISH BILINGUAL - español bilingue

The idea is that students will be learning concepts both in English and in Spanish. For those planning to continue into the bilingual stream, this will allow for less stress entering into the school system because students from Little Footprints al Futuro will have basic knowledge of some concepts covered at the Kindergarten level.