Preschool Extended Day Program
Preschool Extended Day Program (Hours are 9:15 am to 2:15 pm)
We have added a new extended day preschool option this year. Our extended program runs Monday thru Friday from 9:15 am to 2:15 pm from September 1st to June 30th. Our extended preschool program also follows the Sooke 62 school district calendar. We are closed on statutory holidays, Pro-D days, early dismissal days, Spring break and Christmas break weeks. Please visit the Sooke62 website calendar for more information.
Our extended preschool classroom consists of 16 children aged 30 months to 5 yrs. old with two Early Childhood Educators. Registration is available on a full-time and part-time basis. Registration is open for 2-day, 3 day and full-time enrolment. Available days are on a first come first serve basis.
At Children of the Island we believe that kindergarten readiness should be looked at from a realistic point of view. This means taking into account how children learn, and what’s currently expected of children in kindergarten. Children need to have the tools to start kindergarten in a positive way, as it sets the foundation for the rest of their school experience. While some may not always agree with this philosophy, a child’s development (in all areas) must be considered when looking for kindergarten readiness programs. We believe that focusing on a child’s natural curiosity, helping them develop fine motor skills, teaching and guiding them to develop self control, letting them be independent and try new things, teaching self care skills and building confidence are what we feel are the major components of being Kindergarten ready! We will also be working on learning our alphabet, recognizing our names, shapes, colours and numbers. Academic readiness is only one small part of being ready for kindergarten!
Please consult our fee schedule for more information.
Preschool extended day schedule
9:15 – 9:45 Opening Activities: Dramatic Play, Open Art table, cognitive toys, sensory tables etc.
9:45 – 10:00 Washroom Routine
10:00 – 10:20 Snack
10:20 – 11:00 Circle Time/ Educator guided activities
11:00 – 11:15 Washroom Routine
11:15 – 12:15 Outside Free Play or Field trip
12:15 – 12:30 Washroom Routine
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Quiet/Relaxation time
1:30 – 1:45 Washroom Routine
1:45 – 2:15 Story/song time, prepare for departure
*A monthly calendar and news letter are also provided for all groups
The staff are caring, patient and knowledgeable. Both my kids love going and we are all excited for the recent expansion. The new outdoor space looks amazing! Only praise for this childcare center!
- Lauren H.