Did you know that in Ontario you do not have to send your child to school until they are 6 years of age. More and more parents are opting to hold their children back from Kindergarten.
If you are second thinking sending your child to Kindergarten, Evergreen Academy in Port Colborne has the perfect program for your child!! Our Stepping Stones Programs are designed for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.
With a MAXIMUM OF 5 CHILDREN in a class, you child will receive more individualized attenttion, and will develop positive, lasting relationships with their peers. It's a great "Stepping Stone" for children who may feel anxious about a the higher number of children in traditional Kindergarten classes, or who are unable to cope with the hustle and bustle that accompanies 20 to 30 4 year olds.
Perhaps your child isn't ready for a full week and you want to ease them into full time. Or perhaps, like many moms, you aren't ready to give them up for a full week! Send your child to Evergreen one day a week, or send them everyday. YOU DECIDE the schedule that is best for your child.
Many parents are concerned with the full day being too much for their child. We have optional nap time in the afternoon (with quiet individual activities provided as an alternative) for those parents that feel their little ones could still use that downtime.
Not sure about the Kindergarten curriculum? As a parent, YOU DECIDE the learning path for your child. Some may still be working on pencil grip and scissor skills, others learning to print their names and learn the letters of the alphabet, while some are learning to read and spell. Evergreen hands-on learning stations allow each child to engage in activities suited to meet their individual learning goals, as well as their individual interests and strengths. There also is plenty of time for free play, singing and dancing, crafting and exploring art, exploring the community, and lots of fun!
Each day focuses on a different area of learning:
Looking for more info?
The Evergreen website has a information on the programs, registration, recommendations from parents, fees, and more.
The Evergreen Facebook page has a ton of photos of the Stepping Stones programs in action!
learn@ evergreenacademy.ca or (289) 273-2283
Is where you can get your questions answered, or to book a time to come out and see us.