Hemingways Learning Centre


     At Hemingway`s Learning Centre we like to have FUN! We offer a safe, nurturing and learning enriched environment for your children to feel like children! We encourage self help skills, use of imagination, letter and number awareness, early literacy and math skills, we work to meet the needs of each child, and program to facilitate the growth and development accordingly! We accomplish this by basing our program around the Emergent Curriculum concept. Another name for it is child-centred learning. According to Dr. Hilary Jo Seitz, PhD, Emergent Curriculum "is a process of learning about what a child or a class is interested in and then planning a positive authentic learning experience around and beyond that interest." Emergent Curriculum means that subjects for studying emerge from children's interests your children to partake in! 

     Planning activities around the children's interests keeps them wanting to learn more. She goes on to say that, "In Emergent Curriculum..the child has various motivations for learning." When children are motivated to learn, they learn so much more than when they are not really interested and are forced to learn something. The children learn through hands on experiences in which they discover how things work and explore new concepts. As a caregiver I will always interact with the children in meaningful ways to direct the learning experiences and provide them with the best opportunites to learn.

Take a look at our Program

(This is just a sample, programs will change weekly)



Developmental Domains MondayTuesday Wednesday  Thursday Friday

 Creative Arts:To encourage self-expression and imagination through manipulation of various mediums

 Clown Faces Tight rope Collage(Yarn painting) Popcorn art Hand Painted Elephat masks Pom Pom art
 Language And Literacy: To enhance language, memory, imagination, self-expression, print concepts, and reading concepts Going to the circus what do we see Singing “One elephant” Fav. Part of the circusPreschool Yoga  Pom Pom art
 Fine Motor/Cognitive: Hand-eye coordination, thought process and small muscle development Lacing Animals Tracing our Names Counting popcorn and gluing them onto numbers Cutting pictures from Magazines Pom, Pom colour match
 Math and Science: Where age appropriate concepts are introduced Counting Animals Clown Size Seriation from Tallest to Shortes Sink or Float with Circus Animals Making Scented Playdough Elephant Weighing
 Sensory: Exploring with all 5 Senses Making Candy Apples Water Play Water Play Playdough Sand Box with coloured feathers
 Program Extensions     


Take a look at our daily  routine, but please remember when children are involoved flexability is key. A flexible yet predictable daily schedule increases your child's capacity for learning.


  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Arrival. Snack. Free Play.
  • 9:00 – 10:30 – Circle Time, Programmed Activities. Such as Creatives, Sensory and Cognitive
  • 10:30 – 10:45 – Bathroom Routine.
  • 10:45 – 11:45– Outdoor Activities.
  • 11:45 – Free Play. Prepare for Lunch.
  • 11:45 – 12:30 - Lunch Time. Bathroom Routine.
  • 12:30 - Reading Stories. Preparing to rest
  • 12:30 – 2:30 – Nap / Rest time.
  • 2:30 – 3:00 – Quiet Activities. Bathroom Routine.
  • 3:00 – 3:30 - Afternoon Snack.
  • 3:30 – 4:30– Programmed Activities.
  • 4:30 – 5:30 – Outdoor Activities.
  • 5:30 – 6:00 – Free Play

    Washroom breaks will continue through out the day not just at the times outlined in the daily routine!

      There will be a morning and afternoon snack offerd and a lunch prepared daily.  All food will be based on the Canadian`s food guide according to the age and the nutrition requirments of the age of the child.  Below is a sample menu.  Menu has a 4 week rotation.

  • Menu Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
     Am Snack

     Oranges, Whole Wheat English Muffin, Milk

     Mini Wheat Cereal, Milk, Banana Half Whole Wheat Bagel with Cream Cheese, Apples, Milk Peaches, Vanilla Yougurt, Granola, Milk Blueberry Pancakes, Milk
     Lunch Whole Wheat Pasta with Lean ground Beef, Garden Salad, Garlic Toast, Banana, Milk

     Homemade Chicken Fingers, Corn, baby potatoes, Apple, Milk

     Chicken Couscous With veggies, Tomatoe Slices, Peaches,Milk

     Breaded Haddock, Peas, Carrot Sticks, Grapes, Milk Assorted Sandwhices on Rye, Veggies and Dip, Melon, Milk
     PM Snack Hummus with Whole Wheat Pita Whole What Nachos and salsa Melba Toast, Cheese, Grapes Jam Pin wheels  Rice Cakes with Red Pepper Spread