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A child does not have to be toilet trained before entering the school. Even a child who uses the toilet may temporarily regress when he or she encounters a new situation such as attending a school. If your child is in diapers or has experienced such a relapse, we will work out an appropriate plan with you when your child enters the school. Together we can decide when your child is ready to be invited to use the toilet and what may be the best approach to take. If your child is in the process of toilet training, it will be more successful if he/she is dressed in appropriate clothes such as pants with elastic waist. The more the children can do themselves, the more successful they feel. Please make sure your child always has a change of clothes, with his or her name clearly marked on them. When children begin our program they are familiarized with our bathroom facilities.We encourage all children to use the bathroom before morning snack. The Level 1 group has more frequent visits to the bathroom. While the children use the bathroom facilities, they are supervised with a staff member in the bathroom or close by with the door open. The close supervision will occur as well, if the child is sent inside from outdoor play. The children are encouraged to be self-sufficient in the toileting process although help is readily available if need be. If an accident occurs, the soiled clothing is washed and sent home the next day. Children and staff are both required to wash hands after toileting and handling soiled clothing

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When changing a diaper the staff:
1. Make sure there is a clean dry diaper and a change of clothing available for each child (that you will pack in their bags). Parents will be responsible for replenishing the extra supplies.
2. Diapering/changing table is separate from food preparation and service and is not used for any other purpose. The diapering and changing stations are in the bathrooms.
3. The changing surface is smooth, intact, impervious to water an easily cleaned. It is protected with a covering that is of adequate size to prevent the child from coming in contact with the changing surface.
4. Each child’s diaper is changed on a regular basis throughout the day and when wet or soiled. The staff person will keep at least one hand on the child at all times when he/she is being changed. The child will be washed and dried with individual washing materials during each diaper change. After each diaper change the child and staff member will wash their hands with liquid soap and water and dry them with paper towels.
5. Soiled disposable diaper are placed in a closed container that is lined with a leak-proof disposable lining. Soiled diaper is removed from the center daily, or more frequently as necessary.
6. Soiled non-disposable diapers are washed and given to the parents at the end of the day

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From learning what sounds letters make to counting to 10, preschool is about discovery. And by the time your child graduates from Level 2, he or she will have learned a lot.
The entire span of lessons and content that your child will be taught during the course of a Level 2 education is what’s known as the preschool curriculum.
In addition to academics and social skills, we work on critical speech and motor skills. By the time they get to Level 3, children who participate in Level 2 should be ready to speak in full sentences, use a pair of scissors, and kick a ball.
Upon admission, you will receive an email attached with a 68 page PDF workbook that you can print and use at home.
While preschools don’t adhere to educational guidelines, they’re intended to prepare students for Level 3. The areas we cover in Level 2 are:
Letters
Numbers
Shapes
Colors
Cutting
Coloring
Writing letters and numbers
Sorting objects
Drawing
Gluing
Sharing
Cooperation
Taking turns
Transitioning from one activity to another
Calendar, including the seasons and months of the year
Physical activity like running, jumping, skipping, hopping on one foot, and using playground equipment and balls

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n Level 3 your child continues to develop a wide range of skills, including physical, social, emotional, language and literacy, and thinking (cognitive) skills.
Our Level 3 students are very curious about how things work and our teachers often use this enthusiasm by setting up projects on topics that interest them. The Level 3 year is one in which kids learn more about the formal classroom setting – learning to focus for segments of time on basic literacy and math, and learning simple science and social studies. This is the foundation year for getting used to the routine of school, the process of focusing and learning, and the social skills involved in making new friends. It’s a crucial year for building the foundation of learning.
Reading
Letter-sound correspondence, phonemic awareness, sight words, rhyming, words families and concepts about print are the areas in which your child will expand his knowledge this year. Kindergarten students learn how to identify letters in the alphabet and their sounds, and about letters and sounds that go together to form words. Most Level 3 children are expected to read words by the end of the school year.
They also learn to print letters. They will work on developing fine motor skills as they learn to write the alphabet in both capital and lowercase letter. They will also attempt to write stories, journal entries or poems. These will often be a disjointed jumble of letters and words, but it’s a first step towards expressing themselves in writing.
This will be the year in which school encourages parents to play an active role in helping their kids to learn to read. .
Our teachers spend time reading to the kids and playing rhyming and word association games to build on their vocabulary and help them in their reading skills.Math in Level 3 is all about the basics. They will learn how to count, recognize numbers up to 20 or more and sort objects. Using concrete props, they will learn the concepts of more and less, ordinal numbers, basic addition and subtraction, creating patterns. They’ll start to learn about time and calendars and cover these regularly in class. Our teachers often start the day by having a student come up to the board to pin the calendar day, the day in the week and the weather on that day.
By the end of Level 3, students should know the components of a calendar and how to build on them – days, weeks, months, and some basic time – on the hour, half hour segments – – recognize numbers up to 100 and count to 100, and some basic single-digit addition and subtraction.
Science
Science is all about starting to make sense of the world around them. Kids learn about plants, animals, good health habits, the weather and keeping track of the weather, and about the five senses and basics about their bodies. Our teachers conduct simple science experiments in class. Students at this stage can remember more information and can now use that to make connections between things and group things togetherIn social studies the year starts with the focus on “me”. They learn about their immediate and extended families, learn their address and phone numbers and share information about themselves and their interests.
By the end of the year, they will have broadened their field to look at different families, cultures, the neighborhood and the community..
Social Studies

 

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First grade marks an important milestone for young children who finally feel like part of a “big” school. They may First graders now have to use the social skills they developed in Level 2 and Level 3 in more mature ways. But the true magic of first grade happens as children develop the ability to understand what letters and numbers really mean. When they’re ready, they’ll be able to “crack the code” and read words.

Our Grade 1 students cover:

Language & Literacy

First grade is traditionally thought of as the level where children learn to read. Not all children become fluent readers by the end of the first grade, but most take their first solid steps toward fluid reading. Their reading material varies from simple rhymes, to classroom news, to patterned stories and beginner non-fiction books. By the end of the year, most are reading grade-level chapter books and some are reading at even more advanced levels.

Our First-grade teachers help children listen for sounds in words, write the sounds they hear, and discover parts of written language, like the –at in cat that they can then use to figure out the words hat, mat, and sat.

Writing, like reading, takes a variety of forms in the first-grade classroom. Children “invent” their spellings as they work out their understandings of written language. Writing activities include journal writing, writing creative stories, or documenting their work in other subject areas. Our teachers frequently ask children to sound out the words they write to introduce the sounds that letters make.

Math

First graders begin to grasp more abstract mathematical concepts. Children are introduced to time, money, and the meaning of numbers greater than those they can count. Because first graders still learn best by working with physical objects, our teachers give children materials to use during math lessons such as number cubes, pattern blocks, and color rods.

First graders start to do simple addition and subtraction problems. They learn to count by 2s, 5s, and 10s, which will help them later when doing math equations. They also work with 2- and 3-dimensional geometric shapes.

Science

Our teachers encourage first graders to find their own answers to questions about the natural world, and to learn to find patterns in that world. They may be introduced to concepts that require them to understand more than they can explore concretely, such as living things being made up of small parts. Common science explorations include water and weather, the parts of the human body, and identifying characteristics of plants and animals. Children may also experiment with motion and with how pushing and pulling affects an object.

Social Studies

First-grade social studies is framed by the concrete world of family, school, and neighborhood. First graders can tell the difference between events that happen in the past, present, and future, although they are not ready to match real meanings to different time intervals. Events that happened 20 years ago and 100 years ago are all part of the same “past” time period to a first grader, unless they’re related to things that children are familiar with, like “That was when your grandmother was a baby.”

Socially, first graders are much more independent and responsible for their own actions than they were in Level 3. Therefore, knowing how to follow rules and take care of themselves becomes important. Becoming self-sufficient enough to navigate through a school’s routine (like finding the classroom or bathroom by themselves) is an important part of first grade.

Sign Language

General education classrooms are becoming more diverse. Children with a variety of disabilities and from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds are mainstreamed into the general education environment. This makes it difficult for one teacher to reach all the students using one single type of learning style.

At Doodle Academy, or teachers are constantly searching for new ways to engage their students in the learning process. Using sign language within the classroom is one solution to reach all learners. Sign language can enhance the learning process by bringing visual, auditory and kinesthetic feedback to help reach all students.

Research has shown that pairing signs with English help learners formulate mental pictures. This multi-modal experience can help create new pathways in the brain for storage and retrieval. This helps students remember and recall sight words and spelling words (Daniels, 2001). Studies have also shown that students who learn sign language for specific sight words learn to read at a faster rate (Goode et al 1993/94).

Today’s students are diverse learners and using sign language promotes faster academic achievement within the classroom.

Children learn faster when they can hear, see and feel the words they are learning. All teachers should consider using sign language as a positive multi-modal teaching solution.

Computer Assisted Learning (CAL)

Computer assisted learning is the future, and that future is now. Education, as a process and discipline, is mainly concerned with imparting knowledge, methods of teaching, and providing/maintaining a conductive learning environment as opposed to informal education and other means of socialization. Computer assisted learning (CAL), is the use of electronic devices/computers to provide educational instruction and to learn.

At Doodle Academy, we also teach by playing and using materials stored on DVDs, mobile phones, and other web-based resources, learning becomes more attractive and dynamic, and offers the students entertaining avenues to showcase their listening and learning skills. It boosts the students’ confidence in solving the tasks they are assigned and therefore improves the quality of what they have learnt.

Computer Science

At Doodle Academy, our computer lessons are not about learning how to use the keyboard and mouse, except for the purpose of moving instruction blocks around to form an algorithm. We also practice advocating for safe digital literacy practices, like visiting certain approved websites.

The most important part of the Computer Science experience is its ability to encourage and support creative expression and problem solving.

French (Foreign Language)

Due to the exceeding competition, acquiring knowledge of global languages has clearly become more than important. English, being an international language, has played a crucial role in evolving our nation globally.

The concept of learning the foreign languages has always been productive as it not just imparts linguistic skills but enables students to explore and learn about related cultures and lifestyles

Second grade is a year of highly visible progress in reading and language arts. The major milestones we overcome in second grade reading and language arts are:

Developing an extensive sight word vocabulary

Applying more complex phonics strategies

Writing competently for many purposes

Using punctuation appropriately

Experiencing a variety of literary genres

Second grade is also a year of exploration and discovery of the numbers in the world around us. 2nd grade math includes:

Applying numbers sense to the four basic operations

Understanding the use of money in real life situations

Developing spatial reasoning in relation to geometric shapes

Applying the various method s of measurement

Exploring probability and using data

Our Second Grade students also cover other subjects including Science, Social Studies, Geography, French, Sign Language, Computer Science, Computer Assisted Learning, History and Mythology

Third grade is a year of highly visible progress in reading, writing and language arts. By the end of third grade language arts, our students should:

Learn the importance of prewriting strategy

Understand the formula for the writing process

Learn how to write for a particular audience

Develop an expanded vocabulary to create more in-depth sentences

Read with fluency, with focus on comprehension

Third grade is also a year of visible math skill development. By the end of third grade math, our students should:

Multiply and divide multi-digit numbers by a single-digit number

Understand and work with simple fractions and decimals

Be able to manipulate and read basic graphs

Understand the concepts of area and perimeter

Be able to apply math to everyday activities

Our Third Grade students also cover other subjects including Science, Social Studies, Geography, French, Sign Language, Computer Science, Computer Assisted Learning, History and Mythology.

Fourth grade is a year of highly visible progress in reading, writing and language arts. By the end of fourth grade language arts, our students should be able to:

Read with a higher level of fluency and expression

Utilize root words, prefixes, suffixes, and context clues to analyze unfamiliar words

Apply comprehension strategies to literary and expository texts

Formulate multiple paragraph pieces that focus on a specific purpose or audience

Write chronological pieces, pieces focusing on cause and effect and pieces that draw from personal experience

Fourth grade is also a year of visible math skill development. By the end of fourth grade math, our students should be able to:

Add and subtract large numbers with sums up to 1,000,000

Complete basic multiplication and division problems

Understand basic fraction and decimal concepts

Recognize and identify basic geometrical vocabulary and ideas

Be proficient in data collection and analysis

Our Fourth Grade students also cover other subjects including Science, Social Studies, Geography, French, Sign Language, Computer Science, Computer Assisted Learning, History and Mythology.

Fifth grade is a year of highly visible progress in reading and language arts. By the end of fifth grade, our students should be able to:

Use grade appropriate vocabulary

Apply comprehension strategies to a variety of literary genres

Write and punctuate appropriately in research and composition assignments

Speak and listen with grade appropriate skill

Fifth grade is also a year of development and skill building in mathematics. By the end of fifth grade our students should be able to:

Be proficient using the four math operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

Use basic algebraic functions such as exponents and order of operations

Apply geometric concepts to solve problems

Use various methods of measurement with skill

Understand data analysis and basic statistical terms

Our Fifth Grade students also cover other subjects including Science, Social Studies, Geography, French, Sign Language, Computer Science, Computer Assisted Learning, History and Mythology.

 

Sixth grade is a year of exciting progress in reading and language arts. The major milestones in sixth grade reading and language arts are:

Fluent reading with a variety of literary genres

Successful application of comprehension strategies

Skillful composition development

Using punctuation appropriately

Ability to speak and listen proficiently

Sixth grade is also a year intense math skill development. Major milestones for sixth grade math include:

Proficiency in the four basic math operations

Competency with algebraic operations

Applying geometry concepts to problem solving

Development of complex graphing skills

Use of functions and probability to make predictions

Our Sixth Grade students also cover other subjects including Science, Social Studies, Geography, French, Sign Language, Computer Science, Computer Assisted Learning, History and Mythology.

Seventh grade is a year of highly visible progress in reading, writing, and language arts. By the end of seventh grade, our students should:

Develop complex writing skills

Constructively critique their own and other’s writing

Apply punctuation, grammar, and syntax skills

Recognize and apply grade appropriate vocabulary

Read with fluency, with focus on comprehension

Seventh grade is also a year of visible math skill development. By the end of seventh grade math, our students should:

Have a solid understanding of algebraic principles

Be able to graph and solve linear equations

Understand and apply basic concepts of geometry

Be able to apply math to everyday activities

Our Sixth Grade students also cover other subjects including Science, Social Studies, Geography, French, Sign Language, Computer Science, Computer Assisted Learning, History and Mythology.

Admission Steps

Call or email us to check availability of your child’s place at Doodle
Submit your physical application to Doodle Academy Learning Center
Payments are done via cash or cheque deposit in our school account
This is the last process and your child should immediately be able to commence classes at Doodle