Before and after a busy school day, our indoor and outdoor environments invite school age children to safely learn through play and exploration, build on their strengths and develop and nurture friendships. Educators know the importance of healthy physical activity for school age children. They provide daily opportunities for children to explore the world around them with their bodies, minds and senses and they limit activities where children are sedentary. Educators provide a wealth of natural, real and play materials that encourage children to be creative and curious, work together and interact with nature. Materials are added to the environment to support the children’s interests and expand on the learning and exploration. Nutritious snacks respond to the children’s hunger and fuel their bodies for play.
Full day programs are provided for school age children on PA Days and during other school holidays, including the summer. Days are filled with adventure and exploration and include opportunities for children to investigate their local and extended community, invite visitors in to share their skills and knowledge and make meaningful and positive contributions to their community.