We offer a variety of morning programs, to suit the needs of individual children and families. All of our programs focus on Kindergarten preparation for children who are 3 years of age. All programs run from 9:00 am - 11:30 am.
2-Day Program; Tuesday and Thursday
3-Day Program; Monday, Wednesday and Friday
5-Day Program; Monday to Friday
To see what a day at Time for Play looks like, see our Daily Program Schedule, come see what life is like at Time for Play in our Classroom, or hear about Time for Play from past members Testimonials.
Children at Time for Play enjoy a fun and educational enrichment program. In addition to paid professional instructors, our program also brings community members such as parents, grandparents, friends and neighbours into our classroom to share their talents, jobs and customs with our children. A parent from each class is in charge of organizing our volunteer enrichment program and all costs are covered in the Program Fees.
Some examples of the amazing enrichment programs at Time for Play:
A French speaking educator will visit our program every month (October - June) to introduce the children to the French language, through a creative and developmentally appropriate method. This enrichment program will give parents insight into their children's level of interest in the French Immersion program offered at many elementary schools.
A dance instructor from Swansea School of Dance visits and runs a 30-minute music and movement program once a month for the 2 & 3-day program, and twice a month for children in the 5-day program. The children learn basic dance fundamentals through songs and games. Students enhance their co-ordination, locomotive, and cognitive development.
Students will experience a unique children's yoga session led by our very own Ms. Jane. The use of creative storytelling, props and music will guide children in this engaging activity.
In the Spring, all Time for Play students visit Runnymede Public School where they are engaged in a reading program with a selected primary-aged class.
Time for Play organizes class outings including nature walks, visits to the Runnymede Library and High Park Nature Centre, with extra volunteers on hand, of course!
More volunteers from the community really round out the program and may include parents reading stories, sharing a musical talent or a particular skill or interest with the class.
Enrichment visits may include:
a fire fighter