Lunch Time Programs
All of these programs are for 3 – 5 years and none of these are drop-off programs for children under 4 years.
Bilingual Art – Fridays 12:00 – 12:45pm
Mlle Juliana, with an Art History Major from U of T, is excited to incorporate two of her favourite things: Art and French.
Bilingual Art will focus on different artistic styles and genres each week and show students how artists developed their works. Each class, students will collaborate to create a unique piece of art and eventually create their own individual masterpiece to take home. This is bilingual class and will be taught in both English and French.
French – Early Learning Preschool – Thursdays 12:00 – 12:45pm
Bonjour et bienvenue a notre petite monde francais! Mlle. Juliana Giallonardo is back at Mooredale and is so excited to share her love of the French language! French Early Learning is an introduction to the French language and culture as well a complement to FSL. Through effective approaches such as small group interactive learning, audio and visual materials, music, books and stories, students will begin to understand key words, phrases and expressions, vocalize a variety of words and sing favourite songs in French! The goal of French Early Learning is to create a French speaking learning environment where students begin to express their thoughts and ideas in French in a fun and interactive setting.
Karate Preschool – Wednesdays 12:30 – 1:00pm
James Greer from the Cold Mountain School will continue his instruction of Karate at Mooredale. Trained as a Second degree black belt, James designs and teaches Karate programs specifically for children. Participants will progress through traditional Okinawan Karate. All students are required to purchase a karate gi (uniform) which is available through the instructor.
FunKey – Mondays 12:00 – 12:45pm
Your 3 – 5 year old will develop remarkable self image and self confidence through the individual success they achieve in out program with our specialized equipment and more challenging classes. Each class includes warm up exercises, more challenging stretching positions and locomotion. The main activity changes each week to focus on a different fundamental movement as participants build their physical literacy.
Nature Explorers – Mondays and/or Tuesdays 12:00 – 12:45pm
Does your inquisitive child have a passion for nature? Are they often exploring and asking “why”? Rainbow Rhythm Kids is a nature-based music, movement and art program that awakens and fosters children’s curiosity and compassion for the natural world.
This multidisciplinary program includes a combination of hands on experience with animals and animal artifacts, natural materials, musical instruments, stories, imaginative play, yoga, creative movement and artistic experiences. Your child will have the opportunity to learn about a new animal or aspect of nature in every class. Children will bring home small art projects and scavenger hunt lists to encourage your time in nature together.
Sarah Hawthorne is a mother, an R.E.C.E with a BA in Early Childhood Education and nature enthusiast.
Sportball Multi-Sport – Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 12:00-12:45pm
Sportball is a unique, non-competitive sports program for young children based on the philosophy that recognizes the importance of fundamental movement skills in the early years. Sportball concentrates on the following seven sports: hockey, baseball, basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball and golf. All Sportball coaches are certified in CPR and first aid and have been fully trained at the Sportball Centre.
Tennis: Preschool – Fridays 12:00 – 12:45pm
Instuctors from TAC sports provide a positive and secure environment where students can learn tennis skills and develop confidence. In addition, instructors will focus on training every child, with an emphasis on sportsmanship and positive self-talk. Children will be coached in ways that are appropriate for their age and skill level. Junior tennis racquets and lo-impact tennis balls will be provided.
Ballet – Creative Movement – Wednesdays 12:00 – 12:30pm
This class introduces children to dance in the class on their own with their classmates. Also involving singing along with movement, as well as using creative imagery, children’s nursery rhymes, and stories to encourage the use of imagination and expression through dance and music. This class works well as an introduction to Mooredale’s after school ballet program.