"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."
- Mr. Rogers
At Ecole St. Mary School, morning Kindergarten is available in English and French Immersion for children who will be five years of age by December 31st of the current year. If enrollment warrants, additional classes may be added.
There are no fees for Kindergarten.
We provide afternoon Kinder-play programs in both English and French Immersion. These programs are open only to children who are enroled in our morning Kindergarten programs and space is limited and is on a first come - first served basis. For students enroled in Kinder-play, the fee includes supervision from 11:00 a.m. (when Kindergarten concludes) to 12:00 p.m. (when Kinderplay commences). Students are expected to provide their own lunch. Fees are set at the beginning of each school year. Please contact the school office for the current fee schedule.
We provide morning Pre-kindergarten programs in both English and French Immersion. Space is limited and is on a first come - first served basis. Children are eligible for Pre-kindergarten if they have turned four years of age by December 31st of the current school year. Students are expected to provide their own healthy snack. Fees are set at the beginning of each school year. Please contact the school office for the current fee schedule.
Kindergarten Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Kinderplay Supervision 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Kinderplay Monday - Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Pre-Kindergarten Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities which are geared to appropriate stages of children's development enable them to grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, creatively, physically, and cognitively.
Positive early learning experiences enhance the development of skills that will prepare children for later learning.
A nurturing environment assists children in their development of positive relationships and problem solving skills through daily interactions with peers and adults.
Parents are the first and most important teachers in a child's life and, as such, are valued partners in the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten experience.
Coordinated community services meet the needs of young children and their families.