Welcome to Little Lions- St. Pius Site!
St. Pius X Site – Kindergarten (JK/SK) and School Age (Grade 1-6) Before and After School Programs
Educators: Before school – Riley, Brookelyn
After School – Riley (Kindergarten), Brookelyn (school age), Neetu (school age)
Site Supervisor – Tara
Our before school program is open to both Kindergarten and School Aged children. This program runs from 7:30am to 8:50am. During this program, we give the children opportunity to engage in board games, card games, drawing and colouring, crafts, physical activities such as soccer or basketball, and more. Each day, we have activity time from 7:30am-8:30am, at which time we head outside for some outdoor play before school begins at 8:50am.
At St. Pius, we have 2 after school programs. One is open to JK and SK children (Kindergarten group) and the other is open to school aged children (grade 1 to 6). These programs run from 3:20pm-5:30pm. The children are collected from their classrooms when the bell rings and brought to program by an educator. In program, they enjoy being able to make crafts, beading, painting, and colouring. Imaginative play is also a large part of our programs. They love to dress up and use their imaginations to create all sorts of events and plays! They also love to learn! We have been doing a lot of science experiments, their favourite so far being mixing water and oil with food colouring and small objects to see how they react with each other.
We also enjoy baking once a week with the children – baking that they get to make together and then enjoy for their snack!
Outdoor play is a big part of our program as well. We spend lots of time outside in the school yard, exploring the trees, the grass and the puddles. We take this time to play team sports, dig in the sand, build, climb, and explore. The educators teach the importance of respecting nature and using only what we find on the ground for play and art so that we don’t hurt or damage the living trees. Respecting nature and learning from it is a large part of our Waldorf philosophy and we ensure that it’s always a part of our learning and exploring with the children.
Please be advised that Little Lions St. Pius X site closes on all Catholic Board PA days, March Break, Christmas Holidays, Statutory Holidays throughout the year, and through July and August. On days where applicable, alternative care will be provided at another Little Lions site. The site will be determined by the Site Supervisors and parents will be informed.