Children’s Programs 6+
All of these programs are for Children 6 +
Karate with James Greer – Mondays & Thursdays
James Greer from the Cold Mountain School will continue his instruction of Karate at Mooredale. Trained as a Second degree black belt, James designs and teaches Karate programs specifically for children. Participants will progress through traditional Okinawan Karate. All students are required to purchase a karate gi (uniform), which is available through the instructor. NOTE: testing will occur throughout the year but does not always result in the achievement of a new belt level.
Ballet with Harmony School of Dance – Wednesdays (Creative Movement & Ballet, Pre-Rad Primary)
We are very excited to Welcome back Ms. Charissa Wilson and the Harmony School of Dance. She graduated from the National Ballet School and has been instructing since 2004, where her connection to the Mooredale community was made. She started her own company – Harmony School of Dance in 2011, and has been growing a following ever since. Her passion dance, early childhood education and live pianist make her classes unique and the perfect fit for our pre-school to school age members.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT AND BALLET
Enhances listening skills, team work, and the joy of dance and music
• A focus on large muscle and fine motor development improving posture and coordination
• Supports cognitive function by integrating song lyrics with coordinated action of movement, enhancing language development
• Promotes listening skills and creative thinking through the use of imagination and pretending in an enjoyable environment
• Ballet positions, technique, musical rhythm and artistic quality are introduced and built upon
• Imaginative visualization is taught and encouraged to help children learn and retain ballet technique and coordination
• Increases physical strength, poise, and grace, fostering positive self esteem
• All classes accompanied by live piano music!
Mini Explorers – Wednesdays
Does your inquisitive child have a passion for nature?
Rainbow Rhythm Kids is a nature-based program that awakens and fosters children’s curiosity and compassion for the natural world.This multidisciplinary program includes a combination of hands on experiences with animals, animal artifacts, natural materials,imaginative and artistic experiences and land based play.
Children’s Yoga – Wednesdays
Join our fun and energetic Kids Yoga classes! Designed for children,our classes incorporate playful yoga poses, mindfulness exercises,and relaxation techniques in a safe and supportive environment. Kids will enhance flexibility, balance, and self-awareness while having a great time. It’s a healthy, happy way to let your child explore the world of yoga!
Gymnastics – Tuesdays
Gymnastics (6-8 years):
Our Gymnastics program is tailored for children aged 6 to 8 who are ready to take their physical abilities to the next level.This program introduces structured gymnastics training while maintaining a focus on fun and skill development. Children will learn fundamental gymnastics skills, including cartwheels, handstands, and forward rolls, in a safe and supportive environment. Our experienced coaches guide students through progressive lessons, promoting strength, flexibility, and coordination. As children advance, they’ll have the opportunity to explore more challenging skills and routines, fostering a sense of achievement and discipline.
Sportball Multi-Sport – Thursdays
In our Drop-Off Indoor Multi-Sport classes, children learn the fundamentals of eight different sports in a fun, stress-free, non-competitive setting. Drop Off Multi-Sport classes keep children moving and engaged and send them home with a new skill from a different sport each class. If you’re looking for a way to give your child a well-rounded sports-base, that promotes their independence and leaves room for specialization later, look no further. The eights sports we run are Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball,Basketball, Baseball/T-Ball and Football.
Bake Club –Mondays and Tuesdays
Pastry Chef, Rita Giallonardo (Windsor Arms Hotel, featured in HELLO! Magazine and mom to Mooredale’s Mlle. Juliana. Rita is excited to share her passion for pastry with the Rosedale Moore-Park community. Students will take part in creating delicious, home-style treats paired with a secret list of ingredients, which will allow students to continue to recreate and perfect these recipes. Students will learn several fundamental skills such as: measuring, pouring, stirring, spreading, following a recipe, etc. Chef Rita will experiment with vegan, gluten-free, no-bake and traditional home-style baking recipes, all in one bowl! There will be no sharing of equipment or ingredients and each child will get to take home a treat. Classes may also be booked on a private basis. 6 – 12 years.
Lego Architech – Thursdays
Our Lego ArchiTECH Program is our intro robotics program for children 4-8.
Students work with the We-Do Lego kits and learn how to:
- Gain intuition on how to build basic simple structures
- Learn the basics behind programming motors
- Learn to principles behind ultrasonic sensors
- Building and understanding robot design with advanced mechanics
- Develop advanced skills with WeDo programming
Students learn different projects like building cars, helicopters and more,
and early programming skills. Students program using easy to use tablets
on the Lego We-Do software. It’s a perfect start to the more complex
programming in Lego Robotics.
Dot Dot Dot – Thursdays
Unleash your child’s creativity and imagination in DOT DOT DOT our new childrens’ art
program! Our engaging classes focus on introducing young artists to various artistic styles and techniques while encouraging self-expression and skill development. Taught by Michelle B,who runs Mooredale in-house preschool art program called behind the lines.
Discover Famous Artists: We’ll explore the world of renowned artists and their unique styles,from Van Gogh’s vibrant colours to Picasso’s abstract forms. Through stories and visual presentations, kids will learn about these artistic masters.
Hands-On Projects: Each class is a journey into a new artistic technique or style. Kids will create
art projects inspired by the works of famous artists, using techniques such as impressionism, cubism, pointillism, and more.
Encourage Creativity: We foster a supportive and inclusive atmosphere where children can express themselves through art. They’ll be encouraged to experiment, make mistakes, and learn from them, nurturing their creativity.
Skill Development: While having fun, children will enhance their fine motor skills, colour theory understanding, and composition abilities as they create a wide variety of art projects.
Home Safe – January 19th
Kidproof’s famous At Home Alone with First Aid workshop helps your child become ready to be at home alone and prepared for any emergency with a bonus emergency First Aid section! Does your
child spend a few hours home alone before or after school due to
your work schedule or other commitments? This popular entertaining workshop is designed to prepare children to look after themselves during these times. Students learn how to stay safe through interactive lessons, role play and hands-on training. Every Kidproof course is non-threatening and empowering.
Spanish with Magic Languages
The Magic-Languages Spanish program is designed for students who want to learn Spanish in a fun way, absorbing the artistic, charming and lively culture that comes with the language. Our themes come to
life through fun activities such as art and crafts, games, puppet shows, story time, etc. Through these activities, our teachers communicate with the students in the new language in an engaging way so they become capable of under-standing and repeating new vocabulary. Our method is designed to make your children feel the need to communicate and interact with the teacher and their peers in their new language. Join us in person, or inquire about Magic languages online classes.
French with Mlle. Juliana Giallonardo – Monday – Friday ( varying time slots available)
Mlle. Juliana Giallonardo so excited to share her love of the French language through private one to one lessons. For young children all the way to adults, Mlle. Juliana will tailor her teaching to each individual student whether she is helping with homework, prepping for exams, or just strengthening a French language competency
Tutoring with Teachers On Call – (open availability)
Teachers on Call provides personalized 1-on-1 tutoring by professional OCT Teachers in all subjects and grades for elementary and high-school students from K to 12. Online learning and enrichment is offered for Reading, Writing & Numeracy skills, Math, Science, English and more. Sessions are customized to level of student and start with convenient 30-minute slots to capture the attention of young minds. To ensure the best match, there is a thorough orientation call to select a tutor who is the right fit for your child.
The team of tutors at Teachers on Call are professional teachers who are highly qualified in their subject areas and are current with the Ontario Curriculum and Ministry guidelines. With a relationship-based approach to tutoring, the same subject tutor will work with your child on a consistent
basis. Teachers on Call has gained a reputation for quality, personalized service, and unparalleled results, winning the Consumer Choice Award for tutoring in Toronto for the past 5 years in a row.
Violin/Piano – Mondays
Take the opportunity to learn a masterful instrument with an accomplished instructor, Janetta
Wilczewska. She pursued her studies at the University of Toronto with Steven Staryk, and later continued at the Royal Conservatory of Music Training Program. She has played in Germany, Spain, Portugal and currently plays with the Toronto Philharmonia Orchestra and Sinfonia Toronto while continuing to maintain a busy teaching schedule. Janetta is also the founder of the Upper Canada String Quartet.
Piano with Nola – Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
Take advantage of the opportunity to enrol in half-hour private lessons based on the Royal Conservatory
of Music, gain self-confidence and develop better coordination, rhythm and memory. Participants will work towards a performance recital. Nola Moore has over 25 years of teaching experience and is a member of the Ontario Music Teacher’s Association.
Guitar/Ukulele/Voice – Tuesdays
Learn to read music and how to play guitar, or grow you confidence and find your voice!
Each class will consist of theory and practical skills instruction, and music appreciation. Selena M a
graduate of the RCM, who has been teaching for over 10 years to children of all ages is a welcome new addition to the teaching roster at Mooredale.
Afterschool Adventure Club – Mondays-Fridays
Everyday after school we have fun in adventure club! Games and crafts, sports and snack. Lead by High 5 certified staff, who encourage friendships,creativity and growth. This also serves as an aftercare for the Mooredale Preschool. Students from RPS (free pick-up service available), Local elementary students from other schools are welcome to join as well!