Alphabet Station’s programs are prepared to address the developmental stages of a child’s life and set them on the path for success.
(Under 18 months)
Welcome to our infant program. Children between the ages of 3 and 18 months have a wonderful opportunity to participate in this program. The foundation of our success is a warm, nurturing environment that allows the children to build the confidence needed to explore the world around them. Our child-to-teacher ratio is a minimum of 3:1.
Infants engage in singing, reading and tactile development with a variety of objects in the classroom. The specialized menu caters to their individual needs, which includes two healthy snacks and a hot lunch each day.
Stroller walks and a dedicated outdoor play area provide infants with the opportunity to spend time in a safe and stimulating atmosphere twice a day, weather permitting. Each child is provided with their own crib for naps and afternoon sleep time.
Children between the ages of 18 months and 2.5 years participate in our toddler program. The primary objectives are to provide opportunities for socialization and confidence-building and to lay the foundation of learning for our preschool program. Toddlers have a 5:1 teacher ratio.
Class time focuses on gross motor skills, language development, sensory awareness and much more, while providing plenty of time for playing together. Each child gets two healthy snacks and a hot lunch each day.
Toddlers have a minimum of two hours of outdoor learning and play each day. This often provides time for sharing opportunities and learning to play well with others.
(2.5 – 5 years)
Our enhanced preschool program aids in transitioning toddlers for learning and developing a large host of skills, including writing, name recognition, counting, building, creativity and more. Our goal is to prepare children for kindergarten and give them a head start with their learning while providing a strong sense of self-confidence and self-awareness. Each child takes turns with leadership opportunities in the classroom and has their own day to shine.
The preschoolers have reading activities several times a day and are encouraged to learn the foundations for becoming great readers themselves. With the introduction of a variety of fine motor activities, these children have a wonderful time learning in an environment that fosters all areas of school readiness.
Our preschool ratio is 8:1 and often lower. Children enjoy supervised learning opportunities twice a day for at least an hour outside, in our dedicated play space or on neighbourhood walks. A healthy, hot lunch and two snacks are provided for each child daily.
Great food starts with proper values. We’ve selected Yummy Catering because of their four values: 1) every child should have access to a healthy nutritious food; 2) making great tasting meals and snacks; 3) every child is different, and that choice is essential; and 4) whenever possible, choose seasonal.
We engage and ask questions because we take food seriously. Each day we are in contact with Yummy and at least once a year we visit Yummy Catering to check the kitchen and enjoy a tasty new meal that is in the works.
This is a top-self food catering company that specialized in children’s cuisine. They have been operating since 2004 and provide excellent service and safely accommodate food allergies and use organic food where possible. The menu is seasonal – summer and winter – and the customized using a 4-week menu cycle.
What age are the children that attend the centre?
- Infants: 3-18 months
- Toddlers: 18–30 months
- Preschoolers: 30-60 months
Is there a waiting list?
Yes, the centre operates year-round and has a waiting list. It is best to apply as soon as possible arrange for a tour to ensure this is the “right” centre for your family recognizing that space is limited.
How is the centre responding to COVID-19?
We take health and safety seriously. The centre updated the operating procedures to comply with Toronto Public Health, Health Ontario and the Ministry of Education’s new requirements. It will continue to maintain these standards for the health and safety of all. Changes will be made as directed by the appropriate oversight bodies. Further questions can be directed to the centre’s supervisor.