Multi-Age Program

    • Age Group:
      12 months - 5 years old
    • Class Size:
      8
    • Available:
      Monday to Friday
    • Hours:
      7:00 am - 6:00 pm

    * Busy Crocodile is closed on weekends and statutory days
    * Also please note we are closed from December 24th to January 1
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  • Program Overview

    • French Immersion

      Children are exposed to French throughout the day through general everyday conversations, songs and story time

    • HighScope Curriculum

    • Weekly Music Class

      Busy Crocodile is a qualified provider of Music Together curriculum.

      Music Together is a register program created since 1987 and is now being offered in over 40 countries worldwide. A pioneer in music curricula for early learning settings serving children from birth through age seven. www.musictogether.com

    • Outdoor Learning

      At Busy Crocodile we recognized the importance of active play and the tremendous impact that nature plays on their learning environment. Therefore, at our daycare children are exposed daily to two full hours of outdoor time rain or shine. Our onsite playground offers our children a variety of open ended material and access to sand, water, dirt, plants and insects; offering plenty of opportunities for every imaginable type of play. 
  • What is the HighScope Curriculum

    HighScope's educational approach emphasizes "active participatory learning". Active learning means students have direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. Children's interests and choices are at the heart of the HighScope program. Children construct their own knowledge through interactions with the world and the people around them. Children take their first steps in the learning process by making choices and following through on their plans and decisions. In active learning settings, adults expand children's thinking with diverse material and nurturing interactions. Teachers, caregivers, and parents offer physical, emotional, and intellectual support.

    HighScope has a strong focus on developing and supporting early literacy. Adult initiated times are based on early speaking, listening, reading and writing experiences. Math and science are also a focus of adult initiated times with activities based on classification, seriation, numbers, space and time.

  • A Typical Day

    • 7:00 - 8:50 am
      Arrival, Breakfast, Open Play
    • 8:50 – 9:00 am
      Greeting Time with Message Board
    • 9:00 – 9:20 am
      Small Group Time
      Adult initiated activities during which children explore materials in their own way with the adult sharing the excitement of their discovery
    • 9:20 – 9:25 am
      Planning Time
      Each child states, in gestures or words, a plan of action
    • 9:25 – 10:15 am
      Do Time or Work Time
      Children carry out their initial plans and other self-initiated activities, working and playing alone or with others. Adults interact with children to support their activities. At the end of do or work time, children put away materials.
    • 10:15 – 10:25 am
      Review or Recall Time
      Children reflect on, share, and discuss their work-time experiences
    • 10:25 – 10:45 am
      Snack Time
    • 11:00 – 12:00 pm
      Outdoor Time
    • 12:00 – 12:10 pm
      Bathroom / Wash Hands / Prepare for Lunch
    • 12:10 - 13:00 pm
      Lunch / Brush Teeth
    • 13:00 - 13:30 pm
      Quiet Activities
      Reading time in preparation for naps
    • 13:30 - 15:00 pm
      Nap Time / Team Planning
    • 15:00 - 15:30 pm
      Wake / Bathroom / Snack
    • 15:30 – 16:00 pm
      Large Group Time
      Adult initiated activities during which all children and adults participate in singing, movement experiences, or reenacting stories
    • 16:00 – 17:30 pm
      Outdoor Time
    • 17:30 - 18:00 pm
      Cleanup Time / Reading Time / Getting Ready to Leave

    Snack Service: We provide our children with two snacks in accordance with Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Living

  • Monthly Fees

    Full-Time | Part-Time
  • 12 - 30 Months Fees
    • Monday – Friday:
      $1150
    • Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
      $790
    • Tuesday & Thursday:
      $575
    • Drop-In:
      $70
  • 30 - 36 Months Fees
    • Monday – Friday:
      $830
    • Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
      $545
    • Tuesday & Thursday:
      $380
    • Drop-In:
      $55
  • 3 - 5 Years Fees
    • Monday – Friday:
      $780
    • Monday, Wednesday & Friday:
      $515
    • Tuesday & Thursday:
      $360
    • Drop-In:
      $45
  • Enroll your child to our Multi-Age Program