WELCOME TO PRESCHOOL

So the time has finally come for your child to start school.  Whether it is your first, second, or third child, this is always a special time in the life of a family. Our aim at CSM is to make the first steps of your child’s school adventure as smooth, positive and happy as possible.

We believe that a good relationship between teachers and parents is fundamental for encouraging young children to flourish and grow in confidence and knowledge.  Our aim is to work together with you to ensure that your child gets the very best start in education.  Communication is very important to us all and it is through getting to know you and your children as individuals that we regularly share the successes of their learning journey, enabling each child to become the best they can be. 

The Preschool Program at a Glance

Nursery (age 3 to 4)

In Nursery, the children's main focus is on personal, social,emotional, physical and language  development. Children learn to speak, count, write, sing and play music, enjoy art, and discover a variety of physical activities. We believe that active bodies mean active minds. Class sizes are small, of approximately 12 pupils per teacher. There are specialist teachers for Health, Music, Gym, Swimming.

Pre-Kindergarten (age 4 to 5)

The focus in Pre-K is to develop confident, independent, sociable and happy chidren. We have developed a creative, stimulating, fun and structured programme that is age appropriate. The curriculum follows the Ontario Framework of five areas of learning. The three prime areas of learning; physical development, communication & language and personal, social & emotional development. These are followed by the specific areas; literacy, mathematics, cognitive and art, design & technology. Through a variety of activities, free play and structured sessions we seek to challenge and stimulate children beyond the boundaries.

Subjects:

  • English Language  (Phonics, Reading, Handwriting)
  • Early Math 
  • Science
  • Music (with specialist teacher)
  • Art
  • Health and Hygiene 
  • Physical Education (with specialist teacher)
  • Swimming (from January to June, at external swimming facility)