Our Nursery offers the following Program:
• full daycare 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Including
• Lunch and morning and afternoon snacks.
• program to complement the Junior and Senior Kindergarten Program offered at the Island Public/Natural Science School
• Our staff will provide an escort service to and from the City ferry docks for full day Senior Kindergartens only if we are not full to capacity.
Our Program consists of a variety of stimulating activities which help in developing each individual child’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth. These activities include:
Music, creative art, creative dance, body movements, pre-math and language concepts, cognitive activities, sand and water tables, family centre, library time, films, field trips, special events within the public school (such as concerts and plays).
Our Program is posted once a month in the “Gibraltar Pointer” news letter.
Curriculum and assessment is based on best knowledge of theory and research about how children develop and learn with attention given to each individual child's needs and interests.
Gibraltar Point Day Nursery is an activity based centre our program emphasizes at all times the development of children's;
• and cognitive growth
Full advantage is taken of our outdoor setting. Monthly theme related activities are a part of our everyday experience. Children are encouraged to participate actively in a variety of hands-on activities including; gross motor, fine motor, cognitive toys, sensory, cooking art, dramatic play, books, music and movement. The children are free to choose what interests them. There is an emphisis on language developmenbt and socialization in all areas of the program.
Collaboration between the nursery teachers, kindergarten teachers, principal and parenting centre is well established. Joint professional development opportunities, regular meetings, and frequent informal conversation are ongoing. Sharing ideas and resources is extremely helpful in establishing a smooth transition and an intergrated learning environment.
Gibraltar Point Day Nursery offers snacks in the morning and afternoon along with a hot lunch. We are catered through the Island School Cafeteria and adhere to the Canadian Food Guid. Special considerations are made for children with allergies and food restrictions.