In the Pre-Kinder Academy Program we focus on academics, creativity, imagination, movement, communication and healthy eating. We encourage our Pre-Kinders to be independent, respectful and responsible in their day to day lives. Our aim is to prepare the children well for Kindergarten both socially and intellectually.
Introduction to Music:
Our music program is developed and conducted by Music Together, an international early childhood music and movement program. This research based, developmentally appropriate music curriculum will bring out your child’s creative and artistic side. Our program consists of singing, dancing and making music. Children are intrinsically drawn to music and we believe it is important to explore their musical abilities. Children will learn to move their body to music by clapping, stomping, rocking and dancing to the rhythm while enjoying simple instruments such as tambourines, bells and rattles.
Introduction to Yoga:
The benefits of Yoga for young children is immeasurable! Yoga will instill
Yoga is part of our daily routine at Options Academy!
Introduction to Sports:
In addition to our regular gym activities, Sportball instructors will also visit our early education site at various times throughout the year to work with the children on:
Options academy and Sportball agree on the philosophy that we need to follow the child’s lead, use equipment that is child-sized and that having fun is key for keeping kids in the game!
Our physical education program focuses on improving motor movements, balance and coordination. We aim to develop the children’s motor skills and abilities while having fun and staying active!
In our home economics program, children will participate in preparing simple snacks such as fruits, vegetables and various whole grain foods. They will learn about the 5 food groups and about healthy eating. This option is designed to expose children to nutritious food options, to heighten their senses and to increase independence and confidence!
Arts and Crafts:
Our art program focuses on building our students creativity and confidence. Children are encouraged to explore, use their senses and share and reflect on their creations. We integrate our art work with the other subjects in our curriculum so that the children get the most out of their learning experience. Art time is a great opportunity for children to develop their motor skills and their hand eye coordination.
Introduction to French:
Children are much more successful at learning a second language when they begin at a young age. Learning a second language is wonderful for brain growth and development therefore we offer French as part of our curriculum. The children are introduced to basic French vocabulary, greetings and songs.
Introduction to Jiu Jitsu:
Parents will have the option to enrol children in the Jiu Jitsu Bully Proof program (registration fee to be paid directly to Gracie Jiu Jitsu). Options Academy staff will take children enrolled in the program down to the Jiu Jitsu facility once per week.
Jiu Jitsu is a form of martial arts that focuses on non-violent self-defense techniques. This program focuses on verbal assertiveness and provides the children with the confidence they require to deal with bullies they may encounter as they grow.
e2 Young Engineers:
The e2 Young Engineers Program is based on scientific and mathematical principles that allow children to learn how to build various masterpieces using LEGO along with motors, gears and batteries in a fun and exciting way. This program utilizes an Edutainment (Education + Entertainment) approach while introducing children to theoretical and practical knowledge in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical Fields!
Parents will have the option to enrol children in the True Blue Swim School program (registration fee to be paid directly to True Blue Swim School). Options Academy staff will take children down to the swim program one day a week.
True Blue Swim School provides children with excellent opportunities to develop life-saving water safety and survival skills. The program also facilitates children to become competent swimmers in a tension free, fun and exciting environment. All swimmers receive incentives throughout their aquatic education that celebrate their small successes throughout their Swim School Journey, such as t-shirts, tattoos, certificates, medals and trophies.