Christ Our King Nursery School
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Christ Our King Nursery School
Established 1972A Christian Nursery School for children 2½ to 3½ years of age
Printable Nursery School Info Package Online (in .pdf format)
Program StatementChrist Our King Nursery School is a warm, caring and nurturing environment that welcomes all children. Our teachers shine with the love of Jesus. We believe that children are competent, capable, curious and rich in potential ("How Does Learning Happen" pg 6). Each child is a unique and special gift from God. Our goal is to provide a program that encourages all areas of your child's development: socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually.
We are managed by a Nursery School Board, which is made up of volunteers from Christ Our King Lutheran Church and one parent representative who is elected by the parents. It is the Board's duty to look after the operation of the school, to work with the families and staff, to provide materials, support and encouragement.
At Christ Our King Nursery School, our program is consistent with the Ministry of Education's policies and pedagogy. Ministry of Education documents referenced were:
EngagementChildren are engaged when they are genuinely and actively involved and interested in what they are doing ("How Does Learning Happen" pg 35). Our large classroom is filled with materials that promote exploration, creativity, play and inquiry. There is a balance of child-initiated and teacher supported activities. Through play, inquiry and exploration, children develop skills such as problem solving, creative thinking and innovating which are essential for future learning and success.
ExpressionChildren express themselves in many ways and we respond to their cues and communication. Our classroom has a variety of materials that allow children to express themselves through drawing, painting, music, movement and story telling. Throughout the morning, your child will have many opportunities to engage in meaningful conversation with other children and their educators. Activities, displays and materials that promote pre literacy skills are incorporated throughout the classroom Our parents are an integral part of their children's education and we value their knowledge and experience. Our interactions with families are handled with respect, care, empathy, trust and integrity. Daily communication with parents and caregivers assists us in providing the best possible care and learning experience. Monthly newsletters inform parents of special dates and events. Parent/Teacher interviews scheduled twice a year provide a more comprehensive discussion about your child's development. Parents are welcome on school trips. There are several times in the school year when families are invited for special occasions i.e. Christmas Pageant, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduation Celebration. We have a Parents Information Night early in the school year giving parents a time to meet each other, learn about the school and to elect a parent to serve on the Nursery School.
Our teachers are experienced educators who continue to grow professionally. They use documentation and reflection to review the effectiveness of the program. We are members of Raising the Bar-Peel, a quality initiatives program that provides on going professional development to ensure high quality early learning education.
InclusionChildren of all cultural backgrounds, parental status, physical and mental ability are welcome at Christ Our King Nursery School. We are committed to provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences that support access and participation of each and every child. Our community partner PIRS (Peel Inclusion Resource Services) supports the children, teachers and families to ensure the needs of all the children are being met.
Programs and FeesChrist Our King Nursery School provides a morning preschool program from September to June. We are a Christian preschool where children learn Bible stories in an age-appropriate manner. Bible songs and prayers are part of our daily routine.
Preschool 9:00-11:30 a.m. or 9:00-NoonAges 2½ - 3½
We have some space for children who have reached their 2nd birthday. Contact us for availability.
Program Fees for 2017-2018: Registration fee $60 (per family; non-refundable)
Normally families sign up for the same regular days each week. We are able, when we have space available, to offer some flexibility if you need to do an alternate day.
Fee SubsidyChrist Our King Nursery School now has a Fee Subsidy Agreement with the Region of Peel. Families who qualify may get assistance in payment of tuition fees. If you would like information about applying for fee subsidy, please ask the staff.
Licensing and GovernanceChrist Our King Nursery School is a non-profit school, licensed by the Ministry of Education - Early Learning Division, governed by the Child Care Early Learning Year Act 2014, and regularly inspected by the Region of Peel Health Department. An Early Learning Specialist from the Region of Peel assesses our program, materials and classroom annually. We are managed by a Nursery School Board, which is made up of volunteers from Christ Our King Lutheran Church, the Nursery School Supervisor and a parent representative elected by the parents. The Board's responsibilities include the operation of the school, working with staff and families, providing materials, support and encouragement and funds for staff professional development.
StaffingAll teachers are certified Early Childhood Educators and are registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators. Assistant teachers are not required to have an ECE certificate but share in the joy of working with young children and have significant experience doing so. All staff including volunteers and substitute teachers are required to have a vulnerable sector background check by the Peel Regional Police prior to working in the school. Most important, our Staff works collaboratively to provide quality education for all children based on God's love.
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