A place to DISCOVER the world around us,
to ENGAGE bodies, minds and hearts,
and to IGNITE a life-long love of learning.
The environment and activities stimulate communication, invite questions, encourage investigation and promote exploration.
The children are engaged through story, movement, music, play, hands-on activities, drama and creativity.
The goal of the program is to inspire a love of learning in children that will become an amazing foundation for the rest of their lives.
Connect Pre-Kindergarten focuses on the healthy development of the whole child – social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Children in the program develop holistically through active participation in individual, small group and whole group activities.
The program also strives to make connections from school to home through consistent communication, learning extensions, take-home literacy and STEM kits, parent involvement and family nights.
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-11:30am
September 2021-May 2022
A second class will be made available if there is enough demand. The days and times for this class are TBD.
Located at 14 Neslia Place
(Corner of 9th Ave. & Thatcher Dr.)
PHONE: (306) 692-4616
The program draws from and balances several different early childhood learning theories (Reggio, Montessori, play-based, academic), taking the best aspects of each of these teaching approaches and incorporating them into a variety of learning experiences. The goal is to provide both structure and free-choice through child initiated play as well as teacher-directed activities.
At Connect Pre-Kindergarten, your child will learn and grow in the following areas:
Literacy and Pre-Reading Skills
Gross Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills
Outside organizations and special guests are often incorporated into the monthly learning theme. Some of these include: Let’s Talk Speech and Language Services, Music for Young Children, Moose Jaw Public Library, Happy Feet, Burrowing Owls, The Saskatchewan Reptile Show and the Moose Jaw City Police.
The goal of the program is to prepare your child to enter Kindergarten with confidence.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
9:00 – Morning Meeting
9:15 – Gym Time
9:45 – Snack
10:00 – Social Skills
10:15 – Centres
11:00 – Whole Group Activity
11:15 – Closing Carpet Time
11:30 – Dismissal
WHAT MAKES CONNECT DIFFERENT?
Highly skilled and qualified teachers
Focus on movement education through music and dance
Children create beautiful art with various techniques and mediums
Gym time everyday
Free language assessments and speech sessions from a licensed speech pathologist
Social skills program by The Saskatchewan Health Authority
School-to-Home connections with learning bags and literacy kits
Many special guests and field trips
Family events, concerts and a drama production each year
MEET THE TEACHER
Tanis Michener is an energetic, caring and experienced teacher. She has an amazing ability to create an inviting, clean and organized classroom space while developing engaging and inspiring lessons and activities for children.
Tanis obtained her Bachelor of Education degree, specializing in elementary education and music, at the University of Alberta. During her years of teaching, she taught Grades K-8 Music and was a homeroom teacher in Grades 1, 3, 4 and 5 classrooms.
Tanis’ passion for Early Childhood Education grew as she became a Mom to her two children and started to expand her knowledge about the current best practices in early learning. During this time, she also received her Intellidance® Method Certification, which included extensive research and reporting on the development of young children and the teaching of music concepts through movement and play.