Jr Kindergarten

(4 Year Olds)

How quickly our kids have grown up and are now getting ready to enter kindergarten! Our 4-year-old class is prepared to enter school using the Ministry of BC Early Learning Framework combined with playful adventure. With an encompassing curriculum of activities and key learning tools, your child will move quickly along in the learning process. With greater one on one interaction with our teachers, students will work on letter recognition, fine motor skills, writing letters, and proper pronunciation. At the end of this program, we hold a graduation ceremony to celebrate our student’s achievements. In the last week of June. We bring each center and their classes together as one by holding one big preschool graduation.

Jr Kindergarten Key Activities

Phonics Programs

Students learn to write, pronounce & recognize letters of the alphabet using songs, stories and sign language.

One on One Work/Mathematics

  • Teachers work with students practicing their sequencing, basic adding & subtracting using toys, practicing their patterns with toys 
  • Teachers use flashcards to review number recognition

One on One Work/Phonics

  • Teachers work with each student, reviewing letters using large phonics alphabet practice sheets 
  • Students pronounce/sound out the letter and the word/picture coinciding with the letter on the sheet 
  • Students draw the letter and color the picture

Physical Development

  • Students have use of their school’s gym, equipment and playground 
  • Music & movement activities 
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Art/Creativity

Open-ended art and directed art are available to students all day.

Our program goals for your Child in preparation for Kindergarten

  • Able to put on shoes and coats by themselves 
  • No assistance required in opening their own containers and wrappers 
  • Instinct in using their own words to solve a problem, speak up more, talk to their peers, and ask questions 
  • Recognition of colours, shapes, numbers, letters and the ability to write them on paper 
  • Know their name and how to write it out

Daily Schedule

Start of the Day Circle Time

Phonics Songs & Stories Show ‘N Tell, Share our Bear, Blog our Frog

Circle Time

(For Extended Care) Story Time, Phonics, Felt Stories, Stations, Exploration, Art and Crafts

Free Play

Art, Housekeeping / Imagination, Crafts, Science, Phonics, Music, Weekly Themed Table/Station 

Free / Outdoor Play

(For Extended Care)

Clean-Up Time

Song & Tidy 

Lunch

(For Extended Care)

Snack

Dismissal

Goodbye Song and parent check in

Circle Time

Music, Story time, Sharing, Felt Stories

Outdoor Play

Active Play, Fine Motor Skills, Nature Walk

Daily Schedule

Start of the Day Circle Time

Phonics Songs & Stories Show ‘N Tell, Share our Bear, Blog our Frog

Free Play

Art, Housekeeping / Imagination, Crafts, Science, Phonics, Music, Weekly Themed Table/Station 

Clean-Up Time

Song & Tidy 

Snack

Circle Time

Music, Story time, Sharing, Felt Stories

Outdoor Play

Active Play, Fine Motor Skills, Nature Walk

Dismissal

Goodbye Song and parent check in

Lunch

(For Extended Care)

Free / Outdoor Play

(For Extended Care)

Circle Time

(For Extended Care) Story Time, Phonics, Felt Stories, Stations, Exploration, Art and Crafts

Additional Info

Snacks

Please bring a reusable drink container/water bottle, and litter free snacks to help us support our home school’s recycling program. We ask that you pack healthy snacks and lunches and to avoid candy or gum. It is very important that Peanut Free items are provided to help our friends with allergies stay safe and comfortable.

Clothing

In keeping with having fun and enjoying various stations, we ask that you have your child dress in appropriate weather permitting. The best way to think of this is as worry-free attire! This allows your children to enjoy their play outside as well as with all our various stations – art can get messy but it’s all about having fun too.

Required Supplies

  • Inside Runners (No laces) 
  • Change of Clothes (Shirt, Pants, Socks & Underwear) 
  • Sunscreen & Hat 
  • Lunch for Extended Care 

Important / Licensing

  • Ratios: 3 Staff – 20 Students
  • We are a Peanut-Free Centre 
  • Students must be toilet-trained; however, the use of pull-ups is also accepted, as your child is on his/her way to toilet training. Please bring a change of clothes in case of an accident. 
  • Dismissal/Pick-Up; students must be signed in; this is also a very important time and great opportunity for all questions, concerns, discussions about your child. 

Pricing

Kids in the Grove has been approved for the CCFRI (Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative). Families with children ages 2 Years to Kindergarten will receive $100 off their monthly fee! (4 Year Olds MWF 9:00-1:00 $400/month; with CCFRI the new total is $300/month). We are so grateful to be able to participate in this Program and help our families with their Child Care Fees.

Junior Kindergarten

4 Year Olds: Half Day

Mon, Wed, Fri (3 days)

9:15am – 11:45am

$240 per month

4 Year Olds: Full Day

Mon, Wed, Fri (3 days)

9:15am – 1:00pm

$396 per month

F.A.Q.

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What are KITG allergy protocols and regulations?

Peanut Allergy - What You Need to Know 

Peanuts, a cheap source of dietary protein predominantly ingested as peanut butter, have indeed become one of the world's most allergenic foods. They are, unfortunately, progressively finding their way into more and more food products either directly, or by indirect contamination of food products during the manufacturing process. Peanut may be designated on a food label in a less easily recognized term such as "hydrolysed vegetable protein" or "groundnuts". It is important to realize that for the sensitive person, this is a lifelong allergy, and that even trace amounts can kill. Sensitization may possibly occur during a pregnancy when the mother overindulges in or perhaps even just eats peanut products, and peanut proteins have even been found in breast milk. 

The Allergic (Anaphylactic) Shock Reaction This reaction can begin and proceed rapidly, occasionally proving fatal within minutes. It must be treated with epinephrine immediately at the first signs of reaction, and the reaction may recur after initial therapy so that ongoing observation and care are required. Possible symptoms of reaction to peanuts may include (not necessarily in this order): 

  • sense of foreboding, fear, or apprehension 
  • Blushed face, hives, swollen or itchy lips, mouth, eyes, or tongue
  • lightness in mouth, chest or throat 
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing, drooling, wheezing, choking, coughing 
  • running nose, voice change 
  • vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pains 
  • dizziness, unsteadiness, sudden fatigue, rapid heartbeat, chills 
  • Allor, loss of consciousness, coma, death

Other names for peanuts: 

  • Arachis oil 
  • Beer nuts 
  • Goober nuts, and goober peas
  • Ground nuts 
  • Kernels 
  • Mandelonas, Nu-Nuts 
  • Nut meats 
  • Valencias 

Food and products that contain or often contain peanuts: 

  • Ethnic foods, such as satay, Thai (for example, curries), Vietnamese (for example, crushed peanut as a topping, spring rolls) or Chinese (for example, Szechuan sauce, egg rolls) 
  • Hydrolyzed plant protein and vegetable protein 
  • Nut substitutes 
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanut oil 
  • Vegetarian meat substitutes

Other possible sources of peanuts: 

  • Almond & hazelnut paste, marzipan, nougat 
  • Baked goods 
  • Chili 
  • Cereals 
  • Desserts 
  • Dried salad dressings and soup mixes 
  • Icing, glazes
  • Snack foods, for example, trail mixes
How is discipline approached at Kids in the Grove?

Kids in the Grove staff believe that discipline should be taken in a more positive approach. Behavior that is acceptable should be praised and encouraged. This allows the child to feel good about themselves and their behavior. Asking a child to stop and think about his/her unpleasant behavior allows the child to teach themselves self-control. Our program policy assists children in using their words to talk out their problems or to use redirection to eliminate a conflict situation. We encourage children to express their feelings and work with each other to help each other feel good. Under NO circumstances will corporal punishment be used. No child will be subjected to ridicule, sarcasm, labeling or demoralizing. 

The goals in our program are to: 

  • Demonstrate and encourage appropriate behavior. 
  • Encourage students to understand and follow program rules. 
  • Appropriate supervision of students always. 

All staff will be proactive to effectively manage student's behavior. These steps include: Working with the families to help students develop their own way to managing their behavior. Always having age and ability appropriate activities and events available. Offering and teaching others to have positive feedback, praise and recognition. Establishing natural and logical consequences for the students. 

Under the "Child Care Licensing Regulations Sec.27"; Staff will ensure that no child enrolled in a facility is, while under the care or supervision of the licensee: subjected to shoving, hitting, shaking, spanking or any form of corporal punishment, subjected to harsh, belittling or degrading treatment, whether verbal, emotional or physical, that would humiliate the child or undermine the child's self-respect. as a form of punishment, confined, physically restrained or kept, without adult supervision, apart from other children, and as a form of punishment, deprived of meals, snacks, rest or necessary use of a toilet.

Is there a late pickup charge?

Please be sure to pick up your child before we close at 6:00p.m. Staff are scheduled to work until 6:00p.m. sharp and it is against licensing regulations to leave your child unattended. If you are not on time, you will be charged/invoiced a late pick-up fee. If possible, please phone us and let us know you are running late so we can reassure your child. Late Fees: $10 for first 15 minutes. $1 for every minute after. If a child is not picked up by the closing time the following procedures will be demonstrated: Staff will attempt to phone the parents. If there is no answer, staff will call the emergency contact on the registration form. If no one answers there, and the child has not been picked up by then we will contact Emergency Services of the Ministry for Children and Families. A note will be left on the door explaining where the child is.

What do I do if my child will be absent from KITG?

Please notify us if your child will not be attending our program for the day. We expect the children's arrival both in the morning & afterschool. If a child is absent, delayed we will do the following: 

  • Check with the office and have child paged (if possible). 
  • Complete a thorough search of the school building and grounds. 
  • Phone the parent or guardian and other emergency contacts. 
  • If no information has been received, then we contact the police and report the child missing.
How do I arrange a special release of my child?

Please inform us if you have made special arrangements for someone to pick up your child, even if that person is on the registration form. All staff sign a "Release of a Child" policy form so as children are released into that persons care safely! Staff will only release a child to an "authorized person", who is adequately able to care for the child. Staff will not release a child under 12 years of age to anyone without picture ID.

How is medication administered to my child?

Our staff can only administer medication (prescription or non-prescription) when a Permission Administer Form has been filled out and signed by the parent. All medications must be in their original containers showing dosages and information. The forms can be picked up at our center. The medications will be kept in a locked-up location.

What are your emergency procedures?

When children are in our care, their health and safety is our main focus. So, to promote health and safety we ensure a clean, safe and well-maintained environment. All First Aid Kits, Emergency Contact Information, Allergy and Medical Alerts are kept in the classroom, and taken with us on all field trips. Please keep us informed and update of any changes in your information, including your current phone numbers. All our staff members are familiar with the Emergency Procedures Manual. Fire and earthquake drills will be scheduled and practiced on a regular basis. All drills are kept dated and documented in a binder filed in the classroom. 

Fire & Earthquake Drills 

Fire and earthquake drills are scheduled and practiced on a monthly basis. All drills are kept dated and documented on the safety wall. The Fire Department and Fraser Health check these regularly. We also participate in our home schools Fire and Earthquake Drills!

What are your sign in/sign out policies?

"Licensing requires all parents to sign their child in & out!" 

In order to ensure your child's safe arrival & departure the child must be signed in & out. We will not accept any child; that has been dropped off to sign themselves in. If your child is dropped off without their parent signing in; you, the parent will be contacted to come back for your child. 

Sign-in sheets are provided daily by the entrance and exit of the classroom.

What do I do if my child is ill?

Students who become too ill to participate in activities should not be in attendance. If your child becomes ill at the center, we will call you! If you are not available, then we call your emergency contact. If the situation becomes urgent, then staff will follow the emergency procedures. 

If your child becomes sick during attendance at school, we cannot for the health of the other students have your child attend.  

Please phone us and keep your child at home if they: 

  • Have a contagious infection, including pink eye.  
  • Have a communicable disease.  
  • Have a fever over 38 degrees Celsius.  
  • Are vomiting or have diarrhea.  
  • Have a skin infection or undiagnosed rash.  

Any communicable diseases, contagious infection, pink eye; will be reported to Licensing & Public Health.

How do I withdrawal or change my registration?

Parents are to notify the Head Office providing one month's notice of withdrawal or decrease of attendance. If the required notice is not given, then one month's fee will be charged to you in lieu of notice. Should any problems or concerns arise during your child's attendance at our Facility; we reserve the right to have your child withdrawn from our program without retribution.

How do we navigate custody orders and arrangements?

If a family has specific custody agreements or court orders, a copy must be provided to our staff and will be kept in that child/s files. If the parents or guardians live separately, staff expects the information given by the enrolling parent/ guardian to be accurate. For without custody agreements or court orders on file, we cannot deny access to the non-enrolling parent or guardian. A copy of pick up and access schedules should be authorized and signed by both parents and kept in the child's file.

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Topham Elementary: 21555 91st Avenue, Langley, BC, V1M 3Z3

West Langley Elementary: 9403-212 Street, Langley, BC, V1M 1M1

604 - 619 - 0267

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