Kindi-Club

Full-Time Kindergarten Programs

In addition to our regular before and after school programming, TOPP KIDS is excited to offer full-day kindergarten programs (around school hours) for students at our Maple Ridge Elementary, Evergreen Elementary, St. Philip F.A.and Holy Child School locations. Our team has created a program that compliments what they’re learning in their classrooms, while still PLAYing, GROWing, LAUGHing, and LEARNing with weekly themes based on their interests.

Similarly to our Before and After School Programs, we provide structured activities that aim to engage children while teaching a variety of skills.

TK KindiClubs

In Kindergarten we see the importance of creating a program that compliments what our children are learning in the classroom, while still PLAYing, GROWing, LEARNing, and LAUGHing. Our focus is to embrace learning through everyday experiences by providing a holistic learning environment indoors and outdoors. A holistic approach is a combination of multiple objectives, skills, or concepts in a single activity. The emphasis is on using the outdoor environment as a classroom in all weathers, to enhance children’s exploration skills and their social interactions to discover the world around them. We concentrate on learning basic life skills, fine motor control, such as cutting, communication skills, manners and morals, social skills hygiene, and safety to start off our growth within TOPP KIDS. We are aiming to provide a more flexible routine to engage and focus on the existing and emerging interests of the children in the program, not focusing on themes as such, but real-life teaching experiences. We as educators are there to facilitate children’s interests by providing the opportunity and the materials, they need to extend their learning and discoveries during play, we should be involved and demonstrate activities to inspire and start new ideas to flow. We see the importance of a great partnership between us, the school and the parents to really help every individual to grow and engage.

Our Kindergarten program’s focus is on bringing more natural materials and loose parts to enhance and encourage our children’s creativity and thought processes and imaginative development into the learning environment.

Our main objective is for our children to have fun and love attending our program, whilst learning and growing, with a true focus on enhancing a child’s social and emotional readiness throughout their time with us. We will create documentation to display and share our children’s learning processes, which will become an album to share with new families that are interested in our program, it provides a true visual of their time in our Kindergarten program.

We feel it is important to bring focus to our school’s visions and culture to help us bring our programs into collaboration.

Kindergarten is a place to develop and enhance skills that help children prepare for future learning and their growth in subject areas. These involve a lot of social and emotional aspects such as group movement, sharing, turn-taking, following instructions, social skills, and manners. Also being aware of developing fine manipulative skills, music, letters and shapes, etc. Kindergarten is providing opportunities to learn through curiosity, exploration, experimentation, discovering, and asking questions.

Hands-on learning is best for this age group, learning that engages children in the concept and real-life experience.

At TOPP KIDS, we:

  • Provide structured activities that utilize an innovative S.T.R.E.A.M. approach (science, technology, reading and writing, engineering, arts, and math)
  • Integrate other types of play such as Loose Parts Play, which uses nature, recyclables, and loose parts to build and innovate
  • Build programming based around Artistic Expression -not just crafting but expressive activities, dance, dramatic play, etc.
  • Promote literacy, where children have the chance to have their creations displayed.
  • Build citizenship through community involvement, trips, and projects.
  • Promote the social-emotional literacy of our participants- teaching them skills to become more interceptive and mindful of their emotions and how to mediate them.
  • Follow the recommended daily physical activity guidelines, and provide active play activities that focus on physical literacy.
  • Provide additional support to those who have exceptional needs or need one on one mentoring to focus on their growth.
  • provide free play/ clubs / social skill-building time.

Along with the planned and structured activities we offer, children are always welcome to make use of our large range of free-play equipment. We provide play spaces with toys for a wide variety of interests, construction materials, dramatic play areas with props, board games, art programs and materials, science exploration materials, reading & music centers, quiet homework areas, and plenty of physical activity and games.

 

Before & After School Kindergarten Care

TOPP KIDS is also pleased to extend our affordable, quality Before and After School programs to children who are enrolled in Kindergarten at Prince of Wales, Copperfield, McKenzie Lake, Auburn Bay, Bayside, Silver Springs, Bridlewood, and Coventry Hills. At these locations, kindergarten children are integrated into the Before and After School program.

The Before School Program operates from 7:00 am and continues until the first school bell in the morning. Children participate in social activities and have time to enjoy a parent-packed healthy breakfast or morning snack while onsite.

The After School Program begins at the final school dismissal bell and continues until 6:00 pm.

Please note: TOPP KIDS Out of School Clubs do not have access to the school facilities between the morning and afternoon dismissal bells and therefore cannot provide care during this time. Families of kindergarten students may only pick either a Before OR After School program as we cannot provide care in-between hours. Full day care is only available on PD Days and during Fall and Spring Breaks.

 

KindiClub FAQ’s

Q. Once my child is in a TOPP KIDS program, am I guaranteed a child care space in the next age group? (Kindergarten- School Age).
A: We cannot guarantee a space in our school-age program once your child finishes KindiClub. Children that are already in our programs always have priority for the next age group.

We will attempt to provide you with information about the chances of getting a space in the next program at the time an offer is made. We make every attempt to move each child to the next age group but due to the limited number of spaces available, we cannot always guarantee that we have a space at the time that you need it.

Q. What is the priority for re-registration for the next school year?
A: Once registrations begin in early May for the following school year, we will connect first with the current full-time and part-time families, then we will connect with the KindiClub families. After that if there are remaining spaces to fill we will reconnect with Drop-in families and the priority people on our waitlist.

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