10. November 2019
Mathematics plays a major role in a child’s development and helps children makes sense of the world around them. Children between the age of one to five years old are beginning to explore patterns and shapes, compare sizes and count objects. When it comes to preschool children, they use a variety of methods to problem-solve and talk about their findings. Below are some useful tips to support your child with math at home. Practice Counting Practice counting regularly with your child. They...

22. October 2019
Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It’s never too early to begin reading to your child! The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child. Read together every day. Read to your child every day. Make this a warm and loving time when the two of you can cuddle close. Give everything a name. Build your child’s vocabulary by...

15. October 2019
What a busy first few weeks the children have had in Preschool! It has been lovely to see how well they have all settled into the new routines and watch them make new friends. We have lots of new faces in our Preschool class and the children have had many names to learn. We have been playing a lot of ‘getting to know you’ games to support the children with this. Starting Preschool is a big deal! As parents, what should you expect from your pre-schooler? Check out these developmental...

01. October 2019
This month, we celebrate Thanksgiving, a time to gather with loved ones and reflect on those people and things for which we are grateful. We are especially thankful that our first month of school has been filled with excitement and exploration for our students. Thanks to our incredible team of teachers, the children have spent the past month getting to know one another and settling into a routine of free-play; circle, story and gym time; as well as daily art activities. As parents, we delight...

16. September 2019
As summer comes to a close, we welcome the start of the school year, which brings with it the start of many new friendships and lots of fun at the West Hillhurst Community Preschool. Our incredible teaching staff has been hard at work preparing for the year of discoveries ahead. We are thrilled to welcome back Miss Sandy, our head teacher who leads all of our morning classes; Miss Giulliana, who runs our Spanish programming on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons; and Miss Grisela, who...

05. April 2019
Dinosaurs and animals are the perfect triggers to a naturally occurring psychological phenomenon known as ‘Extremely Intense Interests’ (or EII’s).

02. March 2019
Early exposure to a new language helps preschoolers get a full immersion when getting more formal classes in Kindergarten. In addition, it can be reinforced at home with educational TV programs, audio recordings and books.

03. January 2019
Colder temperatures and shorter days make staying inside much easier during the winter months. Even the most active children may hesitate to run around and play outside when the weather is frosty. Parents must work a little harder to ensure that children get the exercise and physical activity that is so important for their growing process and mental health.

30. September 2018
Halloween is a Celtic holiday that takes place on the night of October 31st, especially in Anglo-Saxon countries like Canada, the United States, Ireland or the United Kingdom. His name is a contraction of All Hallows' Eve. This celebration extends to some other countries that celebrate this event, according to the local rites and traditions.

21. August 2018
The first day of a new preschool, can be a mix of excitement and anxiety for both children and their parents. While some children just turn around and run excited to meet their classmates and teachers, others just can’t bear being separated from mom or dad. Some tears and anxiety can be normal the first day, but this behaviour can be extended for weeks or months if timely actions are not taken.

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