A Head Start on Healthy Living
Leapah’s Learning Garden is a balanced program made specifically for preschool aged children. The program focuses on developing each child’s physical, cognitive, emotional, spatial and mental abilities in a safe, inclusive, fun and encouraging environment.
We offer programs for 3 and 4-year-olds. Our programs help children learn and discover through a variety of educational and physical activities that focus on healthy socialization and positive self-esteem. Each program runs from September to June, and classes are twice a week for 3 to 4 year olds and three times a week for 4 and 5 year olds for two and a half hours. Children must be potty-trained.
The program is taught in our incredible, preschool-sized, Kinder Gym, which offers children a safe, colourful and exciting environment that is the perfect place for learning and discovery. The Kinder Gym also has a room dedicated to education that is filled with creative toys, books, art supplies and activities.
Leapah’s Learning Garden offers children a chance to explore and use their imagination through monthly themes. Each theme will have corresponding activities, curriculum and art projects. Through the use of these themes, children become more enthusiastic about learning and physical activity. Some themes include dinosaurs, farms, senses, seasons and the world.
- To provide children with a development program centered on multi-movement.
- To teach children Gymnastics Canada’s Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals.
- To provide a quality program full of activities that enable the development of the child mentally, physically and emotionally.
Throughout the year the preschoolers will learn about several different subjects.
ABC’s & Pre-writing:
Children will learn to recognize letters and sounds. Introductory pre-writing activities will also be offered regularly, and children will begin to trace, recognize and print their names.
Art projects correspond to the monthly theme and encourage creativity. Children will develop their imaginations and fine motor skills.
Gymnastics & Movement:
Fun, active and safe gymnastics exercises will get children moving and make them healthier and happier. Each class focuses on building the fundamental skills of gymnastics in a positive environment. Children develop flexibility, coordination and strength.
Nursery rhymes, poems, stories and oral activities are utilized to enhance each child’s vocabulary and encourage a love of reading and books.
Nutrition & Food:
Snack time encourages healthy eating habits and table manners. Please remember that Ortona is strictly a nut-free facility.
To register for this program, click here, then scroll down and select "PLAY SCHOOL - LEAPAH’S LEARNING GARDEN". From there you can select a specific class and register!