our program

Our enriching program offers children the opportunity to become more independent and develop self-confidence; expand their knowledge through play; develop relationships with other children and express their thoughts, feelings and ideas in a fun and safe environment.

SSMDO offers a School Year Program, Kindercare Program and Summer Programs. Visit here for registration information.

School Year Program

August 30, 2018 – June 26, 2019

Closed for Winter Break: December 24 – January 4

Closed for SSMDO Professional Development: November 8, February 19 & 20

All Alberta General (Stat) Holidays except Easter Monday

Full Time Care – 5 days per week

Part Time Care – 1, 2, or 3 days per week

Flexible Part Time Schedules: 7:30-5:00 or 8:30-3:30 

Toddler

Preschool

Pre-K

19 months to 3 years old

3 year olds 4 & 5 year olds
12 children

2  Teachers

14 children

2 Teachers

16 children

2 Teachers

Children and classroom teachers are supported by additional Support Staff and Pedagogical leadership.

 

Kindercare Program

August 30, 2018 – June 26, 2019

Closed for Winter Break: December 24 – January 4

Closed for SSMDO Professional Development: November 8, February 19 & 20

All Alberta Statutory Holidays except Easter Monday

Full Time Care – 5 days per week

Part Time Care – 1, 2, or 3 days per week

School days: 7:30-8:30 & 11:25-5:00

School Closure Days: 7:30-5:00

Kindercare

Children attending Kindergarten

10 children

1 Teacher

Children and classroom teachers are supported by additional Support Staff and Pedagogical leadership.

 

Summer Program

July 3, 2018 – August 27, 2018

Open Heritage Day:  August 6

There are several ways to enjoy the summer program!  Register in the part-time program and come 1, 2 or 3 days per week, or in the full-time program and enjoy fun every day, all summer long!  Don’t need consistent care throughout the summer?  Then register for a one-week camp!

 Hours of Operation: 

Part Time schedules:         7:30-5:00 or 8:30-3:30

Full Time schedule:            7:30-5:00

Weekly Camp schedule:   7:30-5:00         

Toddler & Preschool

Pre-K & Kindercare

19 months to under 4 years old

4 to 6 year olds
14 children

2 Teachers

16 children

2 Teachers

Children and classroom teachers are supported by additional

Support Staff and Pedagogical leadership.

Curriculum

Your child’s growth and development is supported by considering their social, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional needs when planning activities that reflect their interests and abilities.  Routines, activities & materials include as many play centers as possible such as art/crafts, gross motor play, fine motor skills, music appreciation and experimentation, language development, social skills, sand, water, dramatic play, outdoor activities, math and science.

Fieldtrips

In addition to classroom exploration, field trips provide children with the opportunity to develop a sense of community and make real life connections to their interests.  Field trips vary each year as they are planned to reflect the interests of the children participating, but may include: a trip to the grocery store, TELUS World of Science, Edmonton Public Library, a hair salon or a veterinary clinic.

Field trip costs are included in the monthly tuition fees.

Family Participation

Families are an integral part of the program at Southside Mothers’ Day Out.  We encourage families to express their needs and preferences and participate in the classroom to create an enriched experience for all children.  Families are invited to share their interests, hobbies, artistic abilities, ethnic heritage, professional skills, musical talents, etc.  Our door is always open, and we love to have you!

In addition to any classroom participation families choose to engage in, as a member of SSMDO, parents are required to:

  • attend three general meetings per year
  • complete one casino shift per family during a casino year

Facility

We are located in three big classrooms within Donnan School

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