Early Childhood Education: Ages 3-5

Welcome to the ECE

The Club is a special place for all children. To watch children enter the club at age 3 years old, and to see the Club giving them the skills to reach their full potential as adults.

- Betty O., Former Child Care Director

Early Childhood Programs

Our philosophy is that early childhood education should be a time of warmth, security, exploration and discovery. The Early Childhood Program utilizes our classrooms, preschool playground, gym and pool area. Geared towards kindergarten readiness for children ages 3-5, our program is licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services.

Physical Education: Fitness games and activities are conducted daily to help children work on gross motor skills, agility, balance and coordination.

Swimming: Classes are held twice weekly with Red Cross Certified instructors who teach beginner swimming skills and essential water safety skills. The program is an integral part of the curriculum, and full participation maintains the integrity of the program and creates a positive environment.

Math and Literacy: With manipulatives, the children are introduced to counting, sorting, sequencing, and matching skills. Literacy is taught through the use of the spoken word using books that are read throughout the day.

Nutrition and Gardening: Preschool classes nurture their own garden, and our staff teach healthy eating and nutrition with hands-on activities. Hot daily meal prepared by team from Ladle of Love.

Music: Children learn new songs, sing old favorites, and use rhythmic instruments to help develop music appreciation.

Science: Our teachers instil a love of science using a variety of hands-on activities, exploration and scientific thinking.