3 to 5 Year Programs

Pre-Kindergarten Daycare (3 to 5 years)

Learn n' Play (LnP) offers educational programs specifically designed for children between 3 to 5 years old, with multiple locations available throughout Lower Mainland. Our program is designed to help children build a strong foundation in academic, social, and gross and fine motor skills, ensuring they are well prepared for kindergarten. Our team of professional early childhood educators combines the best of structured and unstructured teaching methods, providing a fun, play-based learning environment that encourages children to explore and discover themselves while gaining confidence and independence.

At Learn n' Play, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality early education programs that foster a love of learning in children. Studies have shown that early learning programs can provide children with numerous benefits, including improved social skills, increased concentration, and a better ability to learn in general. Give your child the best start in life with Learn n' Play's exceptional educational programs.

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What to expect

Kindergarten is changing and with today’s competitive academic climate, there can sometimes be pressure on parents to have their children ready to enter the more formal school setting of kindergarten.

Here are 10 kindergarten readiness skills we work towards in our Learn n' Play Curriculum:

  • Attentiveness and concentration
  • Following 2 and 3 step directions
  • Recognizing numbers and counting
  • Recognizing shapes and colours
  • Letter recognition and beginning sounds
  • Fine motor skills: pincer grip, cutting with scissors
  • Reading Readiness – left to right, top to bottom, etc.
  • Social readiness – expressing feelings, sharing and taking turns, etc.

Parent-teacher meetings and individual progress reports are implemented to detail the expectations of the child’s age level and to keep parents up to date on the progress your child has made throughout the year.

Here's an example of a daily schedule for our 3 to 5 year olds attending daycare:

Time Description
6:30-9:00am Arrival, greetings, Exploration/ free play 
9:00-9:30am Snack time
9:30-10:30am Outdoor play (weather permitting) or indoor gross motor activities
10:30-11:00am Circle time with songs, stories, and finger plays- Music and movement
11:00-11:30am Art activities/ Writing
11:30am-12:00pm Cooking / All around the world
12:00-2:30pm Lunch provided by LNP
2:30-3:00pm Quite activities and reading books 
3:00-3:30pm Snack time  
3:00-3:30pm Outdoor play (weather permitting) or indoor gross motor activities
3:30-4:30pm Science and Math
4:30-5:00pm Circle time with songs and stories- music and movement 
5:00-5:30pm Free play and departures

The above schedule serves as a broad framework of the services we provide at our centers, but it's crucial to recognize that the specific schedule may differ depending on the particular requirements of the children in each class. To ensure parents stay informed, we distribute a newsletter and meal program at the start of each month, and we also maintain daily contact through Brightwheel app with photos and messaging features.

Learn n' Play provides two distinct programs for children aged 3-5 years old, each tailored to meet the unique needs of parents and children. Our full-day program runs from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm and is perfect for parents who need a full day of childcare

In addition to our full-day program, we also offer a more affordable part-time program that runs from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. This program provides fixed hours for parents who need shorter childcare hours for their child.

Whether you choose our full-day or part-time program, we are dedicated to providing exceptional early childhood education that fosters a love of learning and prepares children for their next steps in life.

Why LnP for your 3 to 5 year old?

Our professional early childhood educators incorporate the best of several teaching methods for structured and unstructured, fun, play based learning that will support Junior Kindergarteners in discovering themselves and gaining confidence and independence. We will foster your child's love of learning with Learn n' Play's high quality, early education programs.

It is generally accepted that an early learning program gives a student an advantage in later years, including better social interactions, concentration and the ability to learn in general.

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Build Solid Learning Habits with LnP!

Learn n’ Play goes beyond conventional child day care services. We provide an attractive, uncrowded environment that inspires self-directed, open play to encourage creativity and imagination. Our programs provide individual and group activities, and guided games and lessons that occupy the child’s day, building the skills and knowledge to prepare for kindergarten and beyond.

To give your child a head start in life, call Learn n' Play now, or schedule a free, no obligation consultation on daycare for infants.