Summit Start

Summit Start is the newest member to our Summit family and our programs, but it might just be the most important. We serve children ages 12 months to 5 years in our child care centre. Summit Start is the perfect place to start as a Summit Member.  With our Summit Kids space, a variety of creative and innovative activities, a healthy menu, and the best group of professionals in the industry, Summit Start is your true peace of mind.

Our Junior Toddler program is designed to create a safe environment where toddlers are encouraged to learn, grow and explore using all of their senses. To enable this wonderful time of growth in toddlers, our teachers provide numerous sensory experiences every day. Research has clearly shown that rapid development occurs in the first two years of life (Chudler, n.d.). From this, we knew it was essential that we provide stimulating activities to encourage optimal development at this age.

The Senior Toddler program at Summit Start is a preparation for our preschool program and focuses on developing independence, self-help skills, and fine motor skills.

Our program consists of: pencil control, scissor control, math, language,
science/sensory, large motor, dramatic play, families and cultures, practical life, toilet training, fine motor and creative art. With social skills beginning to emerge, our Summit team uses what we call “teachable moments,” to help with this growth process.

Summit Steps promotes a balance of positive education and play experiences. Weekly themes are carefully planned to fill each child’s day with interesting and engaging learning and play. Our exceptional Summit Start family ensure that the programs are focused and fun. Children discover reading through our literacy-based approach, which includes: library/language, letter of the week, sound table, songs, rhymes and stories.

Each new accomplishment fills children with pride and the desire to learn more once they realize, “I can do it!” Our program makes it easy and exciting for children to learn.

Summit Launch is one of the best kindergarten programs you can find and extremely convenient for families who need a full day of childcare.

Auditory skills, reading and writing, visual discrimination, art projects, letter concepts and math awareness are consolidated into our multi-sensory, child-oriented program. Weekly themes, with related activities, assist in developing each child’s knowledge base, attention span and effective communication skills.

Summit Start’s Discovery Areas, located throughout the building, will challenge every child’s keen and curious mind. The building includes: The Ruckus Room, Giggle Pit, and the Adventure Park.

The Summit Start family will encourage and model courteous and thoughtful behaviour as children begin to develop solid and meaningful friendships. Our staff use their experience and training to ensure that each child’s day is balanced with physical activities, learning, love, and most of all, fun!

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