Our program is geared toward children 3, 4, and 5 years of age. In preparation for Kindergarten, we follow the Early Learning Guide published by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. In addition to our English curriculum we playfully introduce our children to a second language, German, through songs, rhymes, and books. The curriculum offers many opportunities to learn and develop through play and exploration in a warm, caring, and well structured environment. In addition to interactive group-learning, we will work with individual children and small groups on specific skills.
Activities will focus on developing social, reasoning and problem solving skills. Most importantly, we aim to provide children with a balanced program that will make their first years of "preschool" an enjoyable and fun experience.
Learning continues outdoors with nature study and physical activities. Our school has a large playground and natural areas. This "extended classroom" will allow us to enrich our curriculum through outdoor education.
PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF GERMAN IS NOT NECESSARY!
The program offers a rich mixture of age appropriate activities:
Communication and social interaction
Music and creative movement
Bilingual aspect: playful introduction to German language and culture through songs, rhymes and books
Hands-on experiments (science)
Arts & crafts
Outdoor play (park, playground)
Daily gym time
Practical life activities
Throughout the year, we will invite speakers and performers from the community to enrich your child's learning experience.
We are affiliated with the Saskatoon German Language School, which offers an opportunity for children to continue learning German after they leave our program. The German Junior Folk Dancers also invite children ages 3 and up to dance and explore German culture as they perform at multicultural festivals in and around Saskatoon.