The Bearspaw Preschool 4-year-old Junior Kindergarten Program focuses on routines of the classroom, problem solving skills, independence and aims to help prepare children for Kindergarten. Emphasis is placed on listening, social interaction behaviours, conflict resolution, manners and following instruction. Fine and gross motor skill development is accomplished through classroom activities and daily gym time in our full-size gymnasium.
We focus on Early Literacy in a fun way by incorporating crafts and activities that support a different letter each week. Our teachers use a combination of Hand Writing Without Tears and Jolly Phonics to support the child’s learning.
While our program is based on learning through play, we do offer a number of science-related *activities such as magnets, color mixing, measuring cups, water beads, sensory bins and a light table to ensure our students have a fully rounded experience.