PreSchool


We are innovative play, learning center in the heart of the Danforth and Riverdale community.

The layout of our preschool allows continuous access to our our curriculum and educational philosophy.  Children also have access to LEGO Learning material.  With outstanding staff to child ratios, of never more than eight children per teacher, and sometimes as low as four to one, we feel we can provide an excellent environment for your children in which they will feel safe and secure. Our teachers are fully ECE or OTC trained, with a passion and commitment to making this a fun and welcoming setting for young children.

Our 2.5-3 year-old class offers an introduction to recognizing letters, numbers, colors and shapes as well as learning social and behavioral skills. Gaining an understanding of the world around them through exploration and hands-on interaction is the focus of our program.

Our 3-4.5 year-old classes offer reading and numeracy readiness, thematic lessons and will prepare children for their Kindergarten experiences.

All classes will be taught to fit the differing needs of each child as well as the needs of each age group. We are here to help your child in the following area:

self-confidence, positive social interactions, manners, independent self-care skills, leadership experiences, language development, fine and gross motor development, A-B-C’s, numbers, shapes, colors, math and reading readiness, arts & crafts, dramatic play, music & rhythm enrichment, creative movement, personal safety skills, healthy living choices, community awareness, science (plants/animals/environmental awareness/earth/space/seasons/weather concepts/etc.), and more!

Each school day will include:
Free choice time – Toy time
Creative academics
Theme focused lessons
Story time
Snacks
Table time (paper or craft)
Music, Rhythm & Dance

We look forward to meeting you and your little one!

Our child care and preschool program is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and learning through exploration. We are proud to offer a natural environment that is an extension of your child’s home.  We put every effort into creating an aesthetically pleasing and warm learning environment for your child.

Care for Your Child Comes First

Nothing matters more than the safety, security and health of your child. All of our teachers are CPR & First Aid certified.

Reggio Emilia Inspired

We follow the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education which is committed to creating a learning environment that will enhance and facilitate children’s construction of his or her own powers.  Children are welcome to independently select materials and companions, and to manage their play independently.

Our philosophy is based on the belief that we have the responsibility to nurture each child’s development and learning style, utilizing experiences through interactions that foster a zest for life and a love of learning.  At Play Loft Learning we believe that child care and learning are inseparable and that each child is a thinking, creative individual. We believe that a child’s positive self-esteem is critical to social, physical, and intellectual development.  It is for these reasons we incorporate appropriate practices that encourage young children to view themselves as capable human being

Preschool program

Throughout the day, teachers will take advantage of care giving experiences which are so important in the early years of life and turn them into meaningful and positive learning experiences.  Along with the individual care giving moments, teachers will also plan and organize the school to provide experiences which:

  1. Enhance cognitive development:
    • cause and effect experiences
    • language
    • listening and responding to sounds and voices
    • problem solving
  2. Social development:
    • playing among others
    • positive peer interactions
    • expressing emotions towards others
    • responsibility and independence

Planning for young children does not necessarily involve “lessons” but rather opportunities for experiences as individuals.  Our programs aims to help the child explore a variety of sounds and objects as they begin to relate to the world around them. In our program we aim to follow the same care your child would receive at home. Our teachers will support your child’s growth and cognitive development. This year-round program offers a curriculum designed to enhance literacy, math, critical thinking environmental awareness and social skills.  Using the following:

Handwriting without Tears®

Jolly Phonics/Jolly Grammar®

Jump Math Preschool ®

Play-based Classrooms:
Never underestimate the power of play!

 

HALF-DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2.5 – 4.5 YEARS OF AGE
TUITION $590 PER MONTH

OR

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2.5 – 4.5 YEARS OF AGE
TUITION $590 PER MONTH

EXTENDED PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

9:00 AM – 2:25 PM
2.5 – 4.5 YEARS OF AGE
TUITION $900 PER MONTH + $80 LUNCH COST

FULL-DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
2.5 – 4.5 YEARS OF AGE
TUITION $1200 PER MONTH + $80 LUNCH COST

Play Loft Preschool Fees

Extended morning care (7:45 AM – 8:30 AM) – $130 month

Cancellation Policy / Change Program
– 4 week notice or more to the start of the intended registered session, a full refund will be given
– Once in the program, 1 month notice is needed in order to withdraw


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Download Preschool Enrollment Form
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Play Loft Mini Parent Manual
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Multiple Intelligences

Reggio Emilia

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance

The Alliance seeks to build a diverse community to promote and defend the rights of children, families, and educators of all cultures through a collaboration of colleagues inspired by the philosophies of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.

www.reggioalliance.org

Howard Gardner

Harvard professor Howard Gardner developed the theory of multiple intelligences, which maintains that the idea of a single intelligence (or “I.Q.”) is far too limited, and that eight different intelligences need to be considered in any accounting of an individual’s full potential. His website features frequently asked questions about his theory and Gardner’s answers in his own words.

www.howardgardner.com

Thomas Armstrong

Thomas Armstrong has been the leading figure in the world in translating Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences into practical applications for children, parents, teachers, and adult learners. His website summarizes the intelligences and their impact on teaching and learning.

www.thomasarmstrong.com