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Eagle’s Nest 3 to 5 Year Old Childcare

Please note that the program is currently full and the waitlist is closed.

Our 3 – 5 childcare program has staff working on emergent curriculum. The focus is on the interests of the children; utilizing the environment (inside and out) to shape their experiences.

Children are offered materials that support cultural diversity and inclusivity. Through the use of loose parts, natural materials, and quality early childhood equipment the classroom is a safe venue for learning, growth, and social emotional regulation. Staff use inquiry and pedagogical narrations to explore children’s interests.

Throughout the children’s day the following will occur:

  • Fine motor – manipulatives, art, puzzles, loose parts etc.
  • Gross motor – inside and outside
  • Socialization – including stories, music, literacy, dramatic play etc.
  • Art – non-structure art that focuses on fine motor skills and creativity
  • STEM – through natural resource, equipment, and emergent curriculum
  • Social Emotional Regulation – use of the CALM curriculum

Outdoor/active play occurs twice daily (mornings and afternoons). During this time children engage in gross motor play, socialization, as wells components of the emergent curriculum.

A rest/nap time is scheduled during the day. During this time children are encouraged to rest, though no child will be made to sleep or lie down for any period longer than 30 minutes. We encourage children to learn to listen to their bodies and understand the need for a time to decompress and slow down.

Eagle’s Nest Care Plan

The Eagle’s Nest Early Learning Centre is dedicated to the principles provided in the Early Learning Framework:

  • Children are strong, capable in their uniqueness and full of potential.
  • Families have the most important role in contributing to children’s well-being and learning.
  • Educators are researchers and collaborators.
  • Early years spaces are inclusive.
  • People build connection and reconnection to land, culture, community, and place.
  • Environments are integral to well-being and learning.
  • Play is integral to well-being and learning.
  • Relationships are the context for well-being and learning.
  • Learning is holistic.

The Eagle’s Nest Learning Centre believes in the importance of understanding and engaging in the process of Truth, and Reconciliation. Staff and children will be provided opportunities to explore the heritage and importance of the First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples.

Schedule

  • Full time and part-time spaces are offered dependent on availability
    • Part-time spaces must be on set days as we do not have the capacity for flexible schedules 

Fees

  • $16.75 per day
  • $335 per month for full-time care

Daily Schedule:

  • 7:00 am – Opening
  • 11:30 am – Lunch
  • 1:00pm – Nap / Rest Time
  • 6:00 pm – Closing

Learn more about the Eagle’s Nest Early Learning Centre at the Irene Kelleher Totí:ltawtxw Elementary School, including how to apply for a spot.