Pre-Kindergarten 1 and 2 (Daycare)

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Children thrive in our nurturing Pre-Kindergarten daycare

The Giles School daycare offers stimulating full-day and morning half-day programs for children starting at age 2 in French. With this unique curriculum, children learn French through playful interaction involving stories, games, songs and other engaging activities.  The majority of children enrolled in our Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) daycare programs at The Giles School do not come from francophone families but will attain native-like fluency by Grade 3.

Close up of young boy smiling nicely at the cameraChildren in our Pre-K programs flourish in a safe and supportive environment purposefully designed to encourage curiosity and adventure. They enjoy a large bright classroom and dedicated washroom and lunch facilities in an exclusive area of the school. There are two snacks, three recesses and a 60-minute lunch every day. All children are encouraged to be toilet-trained before starting the program, though it is not compulsory. All children are nurtured towards independent toilet routines at school. 

Students in our Pre-K programs enjoy many age-appropriate field trips during the school year including farms, science centres, and participate in many off-site art workshops to complement the school’s curriculum.

Our pre-K students have access to two interactive smart tables. Slab Jr. Interactive DisplayTables allow the students to learn and play educational apps on an interactive touchscreen. Teachers follow along with students using the table and track progress. Watch this video to learn more about the tables and how they enhance the learning experience in our pre-K classroom.