British Columbia Christian Academy

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Group Daycare

BC Christian Academy Kids Club Group Daycare

Why Group Daycare?

At our daycare, your child will have the unique opportunity to learn, play and grow in a supportive, safe, and caring Christian community. We are committed to partnering with you to ensure the best experience for your child and to lay a positive foundation for your child’s well-being, development and health in years to come. Our program provides a balance of structured and unstructured play and learning activities that foster socialization, problem-solving, creativity, exploration and spirituality. Children are natural learners, and our curriculum acknowledges this by providing both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning. We encourage and guide each child’s natural curiosity to ensure that they are engaged and supported through the joys and challenges of growing up.

BC Christian Academy Kids Club Group DaycareGroup Daycare is available for children aged 3 to 5 years old.

Curriculum

In addition to the familiar early learning fundamentals such as circle time, arts and crafts, story time, hands-on activities and indoor/outdoor playtime, our daycare curriculum has also been expanded to fully incorporate our Jr. Kindergarten program. For details on the curriculum, activities and areas of learning, please click on Curriculum. The curriculum for the Group Daycare and Jr. Kindergarten programs are the same, while the daily schedule (included below) is a little different.

Daily Schedule

 Time  Schedule and Routine
6:30 – 8:45am Art Projects, table activities, and free play – All areas open i.e. blocks, cars/trucks, dress-up, books, math manipulatives, puzzles, sensorial, etc. Early students assisted with breakfast, if required.
8:45 – 9:30am Clean up and Transition to Morning Circle, according to the monthly theme. Greetings, prayer, weather and calendar are part of the daily activities. Other activities include stories, songs, and discussions with open-ended questions during the week, as well as monthly show and tells.
9:30 – 10:00am Washroom routine and Morning Snack Time
10:00 – 10:30am Outdoor/indoor physical activity, library, or gym time (follows weekly schedule)
10:30 – 10:45am Return indoors and washroom routine
10:45 – 11:15am Fun Family Phonics – songs, games and practice printing
11:15 – 11:45am Table activities, including reinforcement of phonetics, arts and crafts, printing, and other teacher-directed activities
11:45 – 12:00pm Clean up and get ready for lunch time
12:00 – 12:30pm Lunch Time
12:30 – 1:00pm Clean up, washroom routine and quiet reading before rest/nap-time
1:00 – 2:30pm Rest/Nap-time
2:30 – 3:15pm The teacher plays fun interactive songs to wake the children up and help put their mats away. Washroom routine and get ready for afternoon snack.
3:15 – 3:30pm Afternoon Snack Time
3:30 – 4:00pm Short Afternoon Circle with some repetition of morning learning.
4:00 – 4:45pm Outdoor/indoor physical activities, or gym time (depending on weather and availability)
4:45 – 5:00pm Return indoors and washroom routine
5:00 – 6:30pm Free play until children are picked up

*Kindly note that our schedule is not a meticulous routine, but an overview of a typical day that provides our children with the consistency and structure they need to feel secure and confident in their environment. Our everyday routine may change according to the needs of the children and teachers, and allows us to accommodate for weather changes and special events such as presentations, field trips, seasonal activities, etc.

We welcome any questions you may have or requests for assistance about our program.