WE ALL KNOW HOW IMPORTANT AND CHALLENGING IT IS TO FIND THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOUR CHILD’S EARLY EDUCATION. WE HOPE APPLE JACKS PRESCHOOL CAN PROVIDE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WITH EVERYTHING YOUR CHILD NEEDS ON THEIR LEARNING JOURNEY.
Following a Reggio Emilia approach children at Apple Jacks Preschool are invited to lead their own learning in a safe, fun and engaging environment. Combined with a full literacy program, Apple Jacks Preschool guarantees a successful and happy beginning to your child’s education. With a higher educator to child ratio our staff will be able to witness all of your child’s successes and provide the support they need to grow.
Children need constant love and attention. Not only to support social and physical development, but also to celebrate important milestones and daily achievements. With a higher educator to child ratio, Apple Jacks Preschool will be able to provide the assistance your child needs to grow and the ability to catch those daily successes as they happen.
Apple Jacks Preschool is equipped with passionate, enthusiastic and loving educators. All staff members are Ontario Certified Teachers or Registered Early Childhood Educators. These individuals have been hired to guide your child’s learning while providing a strong foundation to begin school. With a child centered approach combined with a strong literacy foundation your child will start school one step ahead.
Raising and educating children is a full time job and one that requires a strong community. We at Apple Jacks provide the one on one assistance your child needs to grow and develop. We create and easy connection between you and your child through personal portfolios, electronic photo journals, family interviews, and mini reports on your child’s progress. We offer family information sessions with experts from our community to discuss topics specific to the needs of your child.
What is Reggio?
A REGGIO-INSPIRED PROGRAM IS AN INNOVATIVE AND EXCITING APPROACH TO EDUCATION THAT SEES CHILDREN AS CAPABLE, CREATIVE AND STRONG INDIVIDUALS. A REGGIO APPROACH NOTICES CHILDREN’S NATURAL CURIOSITY AND ALLOWS THIS TO DRIVE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD AROUND THEM. TEACHERS ACTS AS MENTORS FOR CHILDREN LISTENING TO THEIR INTERESTS AND FINDING WAYS TO EXTEND THEIR LEARNING AND PROVIDE CHANCES TO EXPLORE THEIR INTERESTS FURTHER.
We are on the move and beginning to communicate with words. The Mini Jacks program will provide plenty of opportunities for children to discover their new found skills and have their senses be delighted. Educators will focus on observing children to see where their interest lie and provide opportunities to explore further. Children will be encouraged to be independent and learn the necessary skills to work with others. Families will be invited to participate in sharing days, portfolios and daily communication.
Mini Mini’s will be a quint group of five toddlers made up of our younger children who require a smaller class size to foster the growth of their independence.
Our vocabulary has exploded. The Junior Jacks program will patiently listen to the needs and interests of children and provide opportunities to engage further. A strong literacy program will be introduced for children to gain the necessary skills needed to have a successful start to school. Children’s social development will be encouraged in a safe and supportive environment allowing them to take risks and learn to problem solve. Families are welcomed into the classroom to share in activities and participate in portfolios.
We are ready for Kindergarten and need exposure to lots of new and exciting things. A great amount of time will be spent on further expanding independence skills. Children are invited to begin reading and writing in a fun and child centered way. A full reading program will be implemented as children show they are capable and ready. Numeracy is enjoyed through plenty of hands on experiences and exploration. Rest assured there will be lots of time to play and learn these news skills in a creative way.
A LOT OF LOVE AND CARE HAS GONE INTO HIRING QUALIFIED AND NURTURING EDUCATORS. OUR TEACHERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED BASED ON A COMMON DESIRE TO EDUCATE THE CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE. WE TAKE CARE OF OUR TEACHERS. OUR HIGHER EDUCATOR TO CHILD RATIO ENSURES THAT ALL OF TEACHERS ARE GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAN, GROW AND REFRESH THEMSELVES WHEN NEED BE. WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON PROVIDING A HEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS THE NEEDS AND WISHES OF OUR TEACHERS.
Cassie St Amand, BA, B.Ed
Cassie is a passionate mother and educator. With over ten years experience teaching kindergarten, Cassie knows exactly what children need to have a successful start to their early education. Trained in New Zealand in some of the world’s most renowned literacy techniques, she brings a unique and thorough approach to teaching. In September 2014 Cassie began her dream of opening her own preschool: Apple Jacks.
Cassie has created a program utilizing the best literacy practices alongside a Reggio inspired approach to learning. As director she not only oversees the operation and care of the whole school, but is also a hands on educator in the classroom. She is delighted and overjoyed to be teaching the young children in her community.- fulfilling her passion on a daily basis.
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