School Age

(AGES: 6 to 12 years old)

Our School Age curriculum is developed by input from the children in the program. 

School age

Hawthorne Daycare’s School Age Program

Our School Age curriculum is developed by input from the children in the program. The children decide what activities they would like to participate in the following week and the teachers include these in the weekly program plans. We have found this to be very successful as it is child directed and will often flow into helping with projects in school. Children also enjoy a vast array of arts and crafts activities, games and sports. Emphasis is put on cooperation, respecting one’s self as well as others, solving problems and finding solutions when conflicts arise.

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Individualized Care

SCHOOL AGE Teacher/Child-planned and child-initiated activities for these groups are fun, balanced, creative, exciting, stimulating, and enriching. Program activities are designed to promote each child’s feelings of accomplishment, pride, respect, self-esteem, and increasing levels of responsibility and independence through individual projects as well as through small and large team or group activities. Children choose from activities which often include a range of arts and crafts, science exploration, sports, reading, pursuing homework assignments, listening to appropriate music, using puzzles, playing educational board games, dress-up and putting on fashion shows, or cooking international foods for their group’s snack. Our school age programs strive to be in harmony with the school curriculum through our active promotion and development of leadership skills, co-operation, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and personal responsibility. With the help and support of their daycare teachers, the school age group generates, adjusts and abides by a set of appropriate rules and consequences firmly rooted in their beliefs regarding personal responsibility and respect for self and others. Children are encouraged to help one another, make all attempts to change negatives into positives, and to resolve problems or conflicts independent of other peers and adults. If a conflict remains unresolved, a teacher is asked to intervene and support the children in finding appropriate solutions.


School Age Daily Routine

7:30 a.m – 8:40 a.m

Morning Daycare, Breakfast/ Free play and planned activities

8:40 a.m – 8:45 a.m

Tidy up

8:45 a.m – 8:55 a.m

Walk children to school classroom

8:55 a.m – 3:20 p.m

Children at school

3:20 p.m – 3:30 p.m
Pick up children from school and escort to after school program

3:30 p.m – 4:00 p.m

Afternoon Snack / Group activity

4:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m

Planned and spontaneous activities

5:00 p.m – 5:30 p.m

Outdoor games/Free play

5:30 p.m – 6:00 p.m
Carpet Games and quiet activities / Home time


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