Program

A Planned Curriculum

Education should never be left to chance. At New Steps, our curriculum is planned and based on your child’s age and individual learning styles. We love that children are naturally curious. Our curriculum includes plenty of opportunities to play, explore, listen, relate, interact, create, see, touch, and experience life.

New Steps is designed to provide quality care for children from 3 months – 5 years and beyond.  This allows your child(ren) to experience each “new step” of preschool in one secure, nurturing, caring environment. New Steps Childcare Centre is a licensed non-profit Christian based centre.  New Steps has been providing quality childcare since 1978.

Educational and Stimulating

An innovative weekly theme runs throughout the centre. Each classroom  benefits from age appropriate creative, musical activities and stories. Theme related circle times and bible stories are a vital part our daily routine.

Our programs balance quiet activities and rest periods with play time and learning.  Children enjoy up to two hours daily of planned Outdoor activities in our soft surface playground complete with two challenging and fun climbers.

Our Kindergarten program provides a solid learning experience with a focus on reading readiness, phonics, using numbers, science and nature activities, creative crafts, music. You can be confident that our Junior and Senior Kindergarten curriculum continues to meet or exceed the expectations/guidelines of the Ministry of Education.

Exploring the World Around Us

To expand and enhance learning opportunities, we  organize a number of exciting fields trips each year to places like the Butterfly Conservatory, Apple orchards, Conservation areas, Parks, Museums.  Please watch our blog posts to keep you informed of any upcoming field trips!!

Ideal ratios

The amount of individual attention your child receives has a dramatic affect on learning. That’s why we keep teacher-student ratios low. You can be confident that your child’s needs will be recognized. Our ‘truly teachable’ teacher-child ratio encourages your child to learn and participate at his/her own pace

• Infant – 1:3
• Toddler – 1:5
• Preschool – 1:8
• Kindergarten – 1:10

Individual and small group learning is an integral part of our daily programming that positively impacts the learning experience in these pivotal early learning years.

 

New fee rates (effective January 1,2017)

                                                 Per Week

Infant room                              $263.00

Toddler room                           $222.00

Jr & Sr Preschool room           $207.00

Before and after School           $125.00
(4 & 5 years of age)

PD days or early dismissal, March break, Christmas break, and Summer Holidays
School age children pay Kindergarten fees.