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Child Minding

LINC Care for Newcomer Children Program

St. George’s Centre for ESL operates Infant, Toddler and Preschool programs for children ages 6 months to 6 years of age.

Main roles

Facilities

The Child Care Centre features a large room (divided by age categories: Infants ages 6 months to 18 months old; Toddlers 19 months to 30 months old; and Pre-Schoolers 31 months to 60 months old) for the children to have fun and experience new things.

The Centre has it own food preparation room and washroom for the children.

Activities

The Children’s program includes structured and free play indoor and outdoor activities. For each week of a month there is a theme and a plan of activities covering areas such as gross motor, dramatic play, circle time, etc.

The morning and afternoon schedules are:

Morning

8:45 – 9:00 – room preparation
9:00 – 9:30 – welcome / indoor or outdoor free play / tidy up
9:30 – 10:05 – circle time / craft / activity
10:05 – 10:15 – quiet reading / snack preparation
10:15 – 10:30 – break / snack
10:30 – 11:20 – dress up / indoor or outdoor free play
11:20 – 11:30 – tidy up

Afternoon

12:25 – 12:30 – room preparation
12:30 – 1:30 – welcome / indoor or outdoor free play / tidy up
1:30 – 1:45 – quiet reading / snack preparation
1:45 – 2:00 – break / snack
2:00 – 2:20 – indoor free play / tidy up
2:20 – 2:50 – circle time / craft / activity
2:50 – 3:00 – quiet reading

Fees

The program is free of charge for Landed Immigrants/Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees who are attending the Centre’s LINC classes.

Program Hours

Age Months Days of the Week Time
Infants September to June Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Monday to Friday 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
July and August Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Monday to Friday 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Toddlers September to June Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Monday to Friday 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
July and August Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Monday to Friday 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pre-Schoolers September to June Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Monday to Friday 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
July and August Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Monday to Friday 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
July and August Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Monday to Friday 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Additional Information:

The Care for Newcomer Children’s Program is provided by the Upper Grand District School Board and funded by through Citizenship & Immigration Canada’s Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program.

For more details, please contact:

St. George’s Centre for ESL (519) 766-9551 ext. 225
stgeorges.centre@ugdsb.on.ca