Programs

Each of our three morning programs each serve as a positive building block for the next step in your child's education.

We adhere to a learning-through-play philosophy in a creative, stimulating, structured and safe environment.

Each program is geared to help develop your child’s social, intellectual, physical and emotional skills and feed their growing imagination and curiosity. We offer many organized and age-appropriate activities, including free play, gym time, crafts, reading, class parties for special holidays, and music instruction. As well, our classes are often visited by special guests throughout the year, such as police officers, firefighters, and animals such as snakes, dogs and even a penguin!

The programs at Little Friends are of a high-caliber, and are the first choice for many families throughout Crestwood and surrounding neighbourhoods. As a result, there is often a greater demand than there are spaces available. Registration is determined according to criteria set out in the Policies and Procedures Handbook.

Toddler Room

Tuesday thru Friday mornings from 9:05 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. (1 or 2 times a week) 

The Toddler Room is for children aged 19 months (before September 1st, 2019) to 3 years of age. This unique program is often a child’s first experience in a structured educational setting with teachers and a group of children. This early socialization allows them to learn to share, follow instructions, and sets the foundation for future learning. This class has a maximum number of nine children per day.

Goals and Activities

Playroom

Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Playroom program is tailored for three-year olds (on or before January 31st, 2020) with age-appropriate activities, toys and learning tools to stimulate them emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. This class, which is held Tuesday and Thursday mornings, has a maximum number of 16 children. This program is a significant transition for a child from the Toddler Room because not only is the classroom physically larger, but because they are older, there are different expectations, such as raising their hands before speaking out during group discussions, and practicing cooperation with others.

Goals and Activities

Playschool

Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings from 
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Playschool prepares four-year-olds (on or before January 31st, 2020) for their next big educational step to Kindergarten, whilst instilling in them a lifelong love for learning. Social and emotional competence is gained by providing safe, warm and fun interactions in the classroom with both the teachers and other students. We strive to create an environment that promotes creativity and curiosity using themes, activities, crafts, songs, books and special events. We encourage physical and intellectual growth in each child at their own pace through our daily routines including language and number literacy activities and gym play. Playschool staff work to create a place where the children have fun, make friends while being a friend, feel safe and loved and have opportunities to explore, ask questions and try new things. The program runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

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Important Information

Policy & Procedures Handbook
Fee Schedule
Parent Participation Duties