The children enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings including roast turkey, homemade gravy, garlic potatoes, roasted vegetables and, of course, pumpkin pie!
|Halloween Party and Magic Show|
Our Halloween Extravaganza celebration includes a full-blown costume party. The entire center is set up with “Trick & Treat” stations each furnished with a little “treat”. Preceding the party, the children are treated to a professional interactive and age-appropriate Magic show that captures everyone’s attention and sets the stage for a Happy Halloween!
On this special day, we open our doors to host a morning packed with activities for children and their grandparents to share together. Children show their grandparents their classroom and have the opportunity to share a special treat together.
|Christmas Dinner and Party|
The Learning Tree is all decked out for this special event! Giant stars fall from the ceiling, seasonal music echoes through the hallways, and the smell of freshly baked goodies (usually gingerbread) swirls through the air. The multicultural celebrations culminate in a visit from Mr. “C” and each child receives a special gift.
Winter Carnival is a week that is filled with excitement. The children participate in classroom activities together. Snowman making, experimenting with painting on snow and even bringing snow inside to examine individual flakes under the microscope might be some of the many activities the children enjoy. Each class prepares an act for a variety show that is presented to all the kids & teachers. We end the carnival with a special snack of hand-made snowflake cookies & hot chocolate.
|Valentineís Day Celebration|
Our Valentine’s week includes stories and activities that revolve around the central theme of caring, sharing and taking care of each other. Children dress in red or pink. They make and send valentine’s cards to each other and also receive a special treat on the 14th!
Each classroom chooses a country and discovers some of its music, dress, and even cuisine! The children “travel around the world” as they visit the Multicultural exhibits displayed in the gym for all to see.
This is a week packed with loads of hands-on activities and age-appropriate science projects and experiments that are displayed in the gym for all to share.
|Breakfast with the Bunny|
Each year, we host this special breakfast. Menu items include “fun hoppy hot chocolate”, homemade pancakes and fresh fruit. The children arrive in the Bistro and are greeted by the Bunny. He has been known to bring some chocolaty treats with him!
|Motherís Day Tea|
The Bistro and covered galleries are set up to welcome all of our deserving Mommies. Each child can enjoy iced tea, goodies and a special surprise with their mom!
In the spring, the children put on a recital with music and beautiful costumes to showcase some of the skills they learned. Bring your video cameras!
|Wizard of Oz|
Our drama program culminates in the production of our version of The Wizard of Oz which has become a tradition for us. Our graduating class prepares for this production well in advance for this unique experience. They rehearse lines, learn dance routines, wear authentic costumes and get fabulous face painting, all magically coming together at the show. Be prepared to “travel over the rainbow” and go to places you can only dream of as you watch the children perform. It is not to be missed!
It is always with mixed emotions that we celebrate this special occasion with our Pre-Kindergarten children. We organize an afternoon filled with pomp & circumstance, where each child receives their certificate along with a backpack filled with “Kindergarten” school supplies.
Each class also prepares songs in English and French that they perform for their fellow graduates and parents. After the memorable performance (which is sure to bring a tear to your eye!), we proceed to a fabulous feast and some summer entertainment for the children.
|Fatherís Day Golf Classic|
The children and the Dads share a fun “round of golf” together along with a special “Father’s Day” surprise!