Welcome to Wee Daycare Plus Junior Kindergarten
Wee Daycare Plus provides a safe and stimulating environment for your child to Learn, Play and Grow. We are an inclusive center for children 6 months to 2.5 years ( Infant Toddler Room) and 2.5 years to 5 years old (Daycare Plus Program/kindergarten readiness)
We are located in the heart of Ladner, easy access to Hwy 17 and Arthur Drive. We have two playgrounds, a soccer field, and a large private courtyard full of child-friendly play structures.
The staff at Wee Daycare are dedicated Early Childhood Educators, Infant Toddler and ECE assistants who have a passion for providing quality childcare. We view ourselves as learners and continue to gain understanding and knowledge through continuing professional development.
The Director of Wee Daycare originally developed over 12 years a successful Preschool Program in Tsawwassen and taught Child Growth and Development(ECE) for a college in Vancouver, with that knowledge she has developed a Daycare Plus Junior Kindergarten Program. Our centre incorporates a full kindergarten readiness program, many extracurricular activities and a warm nurturing environment where each individual child's needs are met.
Wee Daycare offers a developmentally appropriate early childhood education program that meets the needs of the "whole child" and encourages the power of play. Play is the primary occupation of a child. The curriculum respects both the age and the individual needs of each child. We provide a safe, healthy learning environment that will advance your child's physical and intellectual competence, communication and creativity. Social and emotional development is encouraged to nurture self-esteem, social responsibility, and pro-social skills. What is developmentally appropriate practice? Developmentally appropriate practice means that preschool activities and the program takes into account what each child is ready for. Children ages 2-5 should be offered a wide variety of hands-on opportunities to explore the world around them. Daily routines at Wee Daycare motivates children to engage in many active learning experiences. These experiences enhance children's development in cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, social competences, language and literacy skills, creative expression and sensory integration. The physical environment at Wee Daycare is well organized and safe. The learning environment is designed to offer larger and smaller spaces for learning. Gross motor movement is encouraged through a variety of indoor and outdoor play equipment. Daily small and large group times are implemented which includes - calendar, weather, discussion, exercise, rhymes, music, dance, exploration, sign language, sports and much more.
Daily table time encourages learning and problem solving, as well as logical thinking skills such as classifying objects, comparing/measuring, arranging objects in a series, pattern recognition, awareness of time concepts and sequence, awareness of position in space, one-to-one correspondence, and using numbers and counting. Opportunities are given to encourage representational and symbolic thought either through creative expressive activities such as art activities and projects, but also through unstructured opportunities for dramatic play
Language activities encourage oral self-expression, answering and asking questions, following oral directions and conversations. Reading and writing skills are also included, such as listening to stories and participating in storytime discussions, understanding of print concepts, beginning knowledge of the alphabet, phonics concepts, the use of emerging reading skills to make meaning from print, and writing letters and words. Activities are provided in a fun and creative manner both in large and small group settings.
Teacher-child interactions communicate acceptance, respect, and trust with each child as well as respect for basic group expectations. Positive guidance strategies are utilized to encourage respect, care, and social responsibility for each other. We stress the importance of positive interactions and the appreciation of one another.
Included in the day is our kindergarten readiness Program from 9:30-11:30 am.
During this time we do circle time (theme-based), an art activity, and offer activities and centers that encourage math readiness, science exploration, fine motor, and pre-printing development.
Our schedule for our Kindergarten Readiness Program is:
9:30- Welcome circle, Special Helper, calendar
10:00 - Art and Table activities
10:30- Outside or Gross Motor Activities
11:00- Theme Based Circle and Sharing time
11:30 - Reading / Book time
Our newest addition to our program is our Soccer Shots Academy for ages 2.5 to 5 years of age. This is a privately run Soccer Academy we have joined with to offer amazing soccer lessons, that take place during daycare hours to help our families fit everything into each day.
We also include dance classes, T-ball camps, cooking, drama, yoga and sign language.