In all Frontenac County Childcare Centre locations, staff develop monthly program plans based on the children's interests. All program plans follow a play-based learning approach. This means that staff set up an environment that allows children to use their imagination while they explore their world, interact with their peers, and learn as they do so – all through play! Each program plan process begins with staff's interactions and observations of the children. Staff plan according to the interests of the children, and identify what developmental goals and skills will be focused on during each specific planning period.

Samples of Preschool and School-Age program Plans can be downloaded below.

Preschool Program Plan Sample

School Age Program Plan Sample

Extended Day Program Plan Sample

The following poem represents our philosophy on programming.

Just Playing – Author Unknown

When I'm building in the block area,
Please don't say I'm "Just Playing."
For, you see, I'm learning as I play: about balance and shapes.
Who knows, I may be an architect someday.

When I'm getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies,
Don't get the idea I'm, "Just Playing."
For, you see, I'm learning as I play:
I may be a mother or a father someday.

When you see me up to my elbows in paint, or standing at an easel, or molding
And shaping the clay,
Please don't let me hear you say, "He's Just Playing."
For, you see, I'm learning as I play.
I'm expressing myself and being creative.
I may be an artist or an inventor someday.

When you see me sitting in a chair "reading" to an imaginary audience,
Please don't laugh and think I'm "Just Playing."
For you see, I'm learning as I play.
I may be a teacher someday.

When you see me combing the bushes for bugs, or packing my pockets with choice things I find,
Don't pass it off as "Just Playing."
For, you see, I'm learning as I play.
I may be a scientist someday.

When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some plaything at my school,
Please don't feel the time is wasted in "Play."
For, you see, I'm learning as I play.
I'm learning to solve problems and concentrate.
I may be in business someday.

When you see me cooking or tasting foods,
Please don't think that because I enjoy it, it is "Just Playing."
For, you see, I'm learning as I play.
I'm learning to follow directions and see differences.
I may be a cook someday.

When you see me learning to skip, hop, run, and move my body.
Please don't say I'm "Just Playing."
For, you see, I'm learning as I play.
I'm learning how my body works.
I may be a doctor, nurse, or an athlete someday.

When you ask me what I've done at school today, and I say, "I Just Played,"
Please don't misunderstand me.
For, you see, I'm learning as I play.
I'm learning to enjoy and be successful in my work,
I'm preparing for tomorrow.
Today, I am a child and my work IS play.

Nutrition

All full-day programs within Frontenac County Childcare Centre provide nutritious morning and afternoon snacks as well as a midday meal. All before and after school programs offer nutritious morning and afternoon snacks. All food provided by FCCC follows guidelines set out in the Canada's Food Guide and by K.F.L.&A. Public Health.

A sample of a Preschool menu can be downloaded below.

Sample of Preschool Menu

*Please note menus follow a monthly rotation, the sample provided is for one week.

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Location: 153 Van Order Drive, Kingston ON K7M 1B9
Phone: 613-547-0734

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