Garderie Sur L'isle

By: Garderie Sur L'isle  09-12-2011
Keywords: Games, Daycare, Educational Program


Sur L’isle Educational daycare offers an educational environment for children from 0 to 5 years old.  Our objective is to provide the children with the specific programs and activities that are created for the different age groups all this in a safe and nurturing atmosphere. 

Our goal is to assist the children in their social, physical, intellectual, and emotional development through variety of play and planned activities: we have created an environment that encourages children to explore and discover their world. 

Recognizing that all children possess different abilities as well as a unique approach to learning and thinking, we respect their own pace of learning. 

The educational program is intended to:

  • ensure that children receive quality services
  • serve as a reference for staff in child care services
  • to assure the constituency of intervention

To Play is to Learn

Through play is the ideal way to learn for a child.  The child learns ways to explore and understand the world around him.  For this reason Sur L’isle Educational Daycare uses playing is regarded as the essential activity. 

Whether play is symbolic, individual in a group and the rules are simple or complex, playing leads the child to engage in different types of learning.  For example:

  • building sets teach him the laws of balance
  • games with rules enable him to acquire the social skills that are essential to group life

The educational program broken down into activities

The daycare setting and teaching attitudes follow these principles:

  • Each child is unique
  • A child’s development is a global process
  • A child is the first agent of their development
  • Collaboration between the daycare’s personal and the parents contributes to the child’s well-being and development

Our objective in the daycare is to reinforce Self-Esteem in the following manner:

  • By helping children achieve success
  • By always using positive reinforcement
  • By showing unconditional love, support, and affection
  • By making sure that every child feels safe in their surroundings
  • By validating the children’s feelings, thoughts, and ideas
  • By helping children set realistic goals
  • By making children feel special, worthy and valuable

All activities prepared for the children help them develop their skills in the following categories:

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Intellectual
  • Creative
  • Language
  • Social and moral development

Here are some examples of what will be done to help them develop their potential:

Table Activities

  • Puzzles
  • Blocks
  • Play dough
  • Lego’s (Big and small pieces)

Special activities

  • Music
  • Computers
  • Gymnastics
  • -Dance

Arts and crafts with various materials

  • Coloring
  • Gluing
  • Painting
  • Cutting
  • Stimulating the development of their creativity

Story time and nursery rhyme

  • Story time
  • Reading and discovering different kind of book through visual reading

Educational games

  • Games inspired by Montessori
  • Memory games
  • Games through similarities, association, comparison, etc
  • Pre-math, preparing and pre-writing activities

Circle time (start of the morning), Songs

  • Learning of songs and associated gestured
  • Start of the day greeting, concept of month and weekday, etc
  • Introduction to the seasons, time, period of the day, etc

Educational outing or play

  • Free play (outdoor and indoor)
  • Cooperative games


The daycare will provide throughout the day 3-5 snacks a day and a lunch that follows the guidelines of the Canadian Food Guide.  The daycare provides breakfast starting at 7:00am followed by snacks at 9:00am, 2:00pm and the last one at 4:30.  Lunch is served at 11:00 and 11:30.  Please note that the menu is based on a 4 week schedule. The menu will posted on the message board near the entrance of the daycare. 

Due to allergies, it is strictly forbidden to bring any food or drink into the daycare.  There are no exceptions. 

Parents that have children with allergies must notify the daycare.  The name and picture of this child along with his or her allergy will be posted in the kitchen as well as the classroom. 

Parents must also notify the daycare of restrictions in diet due to religious beliefs

Keywords: Daycare, Educational Program, Games