Our kinders start the day with our school age program. At 8:20 the older kids and the school day kinders go to school. From 8:30 until 9 the kinders have an activity time. At 9:00 they clean up, have a snack, and get ready to go outside for the morning. By 9:30 they are outside on our playground or at one of the neighbourhood parks. Weather permitting they are outside until nearly 11 when they come in for lunch. Both kinder groups are together with us for lunch, which allows for developing friendships with the other group of children. We try to allow some gym time or outdoor time at lunch so the school day kids get a chance to move their big muscles around and burn some energy for a while. They are then outside again for most of the afternoon, weather permitting, until about 2:30 when they come in for snack. After school they are again with the school age children. They have snack, and then go outside or to the gym, or play in our main room. Yes, that is a lot of outdoor time for them. We believe that playing freely outdoors is great for their physical and mental well-being, and provides a great many learning opportunities. Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather, and has changes of clothes available in case they get wet or dirty! On cooler or wetter days we may be indoors longer, and staff provide activities based on the children’s interests.