1:8 staff to child ratio
Buds and Blossoms’ preschool at Cabbagetown is a unique program that starts at 2.5 years-old. Preschoolers are at the age where they are discovering and exploring their interests and our curriculum is built solely on their interests. Buds and Blossoms’ way is to build our weekly curriculum from what the children decide to learn each week. From this budding idea, our educators plan the entire week of projects that explores the topic. Based on the chosen theme, we ensure that activities cover a wide variety of developmental areas such as- math & literacy, music, art, creative, cognitive sensory, and more!
Our morning and extended care program focuses on building each child’s interpersonal skills, strengthening socialization, problem solving, resilience, adaptability and the capacity to learn and do.
Each and every Buds and Blossoms Educator places great care and time on each young child’s important basic needs, senses, education and nutrition. We provide one healthy snack per day in both our morning and extended care programs. Our curriculum provides early year learning for children aged 2.5 to 4 years old. We provide a home like environment within each classroom whereby children are encouraged to develop at their own pace.
We believe in the importance of following each child’s developmental rhythm and interests throughout the day. We offer a sense of belonging and wholeness to the world by providing warmth and comfort in each child’s “home away from home”.
Every week the children choose the topic they want to learn about and the teachers build the curriculum around the theme or questions the children proposed. That makes the day a lot more interesting for them, as they look forward to get their questions answered and to explore their interests through science, research, and games!
Buds & Blossoms also focus on mindfulness practices from an early age. Our students meditate every day and the teacher constantly include mindful and positive practices into their curriculum. Learning how to self-regulate and how to express their feelings gives them the necessary skills to thrive!
Buds and Blossoms Preschool Early Learning Program runs in three trimesters:
- Fall: September -December
- Winter: January – March
- Spring: April – June
Families can choose to participate in our Preschool program 2, 3 or 5 mornings or full days a week.
- Our Morning Preschool Program begins at 8:30am and runs until 11:30am.
- Our Extended Care Preschool Program begins at 8:30am and runs until 2:30pm.
We do require two weeks notice before cancellation.
*During summer months (July and August) we run summer camps. Check our camp page for more information.