Nature Explorers – Mondays
Does your inquisitive child have a passion for nature? Are they often exploring and asking “why”? Rainbow Rhythm Kids is a nature-based education, movement and art 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 and animal artifacts, natural materials, stories, imaginative play, yoga, creative movement and artistic experiences. Your children will have the opportunity to learn about a new animal or aspect of nature in every class. Children will bring home small art projects and scavenger hunt lists to encourage your time in nature together. Sarah Hawthorn is a mother, an R.E.C.E with a BA in Early Childhood Education and nature enthusiast. 4-8 years.
Preschool Soccer with Mooredale SC – Tuesdays
Preschoolers will develop their physical literacy and love for the beautiful game. This program is instructed by Mooredale SC coaches, who will lead preschoolers through the fundamentals of soccer. Each class will begin with a warm-up, then focuses on teaching the rules and skills of the game through various drills and games and finishes with a scrimmage.
Creative Movement & Ballet with Harmony School of Dance – Wednesdays
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
Creative Movement :
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!
Karate – Mondays & Thursdays ( Preschool 3:15 – 4:00pm, Junior 4:00 – 5:00pm)
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.
Enchanted Castle Adventure Club Tuesdays
Inspired by a wide variety of stories and led by a teacher in character, this program combines dance, drama, musical theatre, imagination and storytelling. Provided in partnership with the Travelling Stage.
Magic Languages: Spanish Music Class – Wednesdays
Our music program for babies and toddlers (6 months to 5 years) is offered to promote language learning in a fun environment. Children are exposed to the new language through traditional and vocabulary building songs, dance, and props, such as puppets, instruments, lullabies and more. Through the songs we will work on learning words related to colours, weather and nature, animals parts of the face and body, days of the week, fruits and vegetables, and salutations. 3-5 years.
French Language/ Tutoring with Mlle. Juliana Giallonardo – Mondays to Fridays (varying time slots available)
Mlle. Juliana Giallonardo is Mooredales French Specialist. She is so excited to share her love of the French language through private one to one lessons, or small group. Mlle. Juliana will tailor her teaching to each individual student and engage them through French literacy, songs, stories, art and poems. 2 years +
French Early Learning with Mlle. Juliana Giallonardo – Thursdays
Bonjour et bienvenue a notre petite monde francais! Mlle. Juliana Giallonardo is back at Mooredale and is so excited to share her love of the French language! French Early Learning is an introduction to the French language and culture as well as a complement to FSL. Through effective materials, music, books and stories, students will begin to understand key words, phrases and expressions, vocalize a variety of words in French! The goal of French Early Learning is to create a French speaking learning environment where students begin to express their thoughts and ideas in French in a fun and interactive setting.
French Bilingual Art – Fridays
Mlle. Juliana, with an Art History Major from U of T, is excited to incorporate two of her favourite things: Art and French. Bilingual Art will focus on different artistics styles and genres each week and show students how artists developed their works. Each class, students will collaborate to create a unique piece of art and eventually create their own individual masterpiece to take home. This is a bilingual class and will be taught in both English and French.
Chess Club – Wednesdays
Chess Institute of Canada is the only licensed Chess Curriculum in Canada, it challenges it participants to think differently, solve problems and to have fun learning the game of Chess. CIC has been a part of the
pre-school for a few years, so now we are offering this program to our school age and adult community members through a weekly Chess Club. 3-6 years.
One Bowl Baking – Tuesdays or Virtually Saturdays
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. 3-7 years.
Learning to read can be a challenge for many young learners and some children may fee overwhelmed. Our reading club aims to show children that reading can be fun through games, activities and small group reading. We will focus on early literacy skills including sight words, phonics and letter/sound association while keeping children interested and engaged in the material. Every child will be provided copies of books we will be reading that they can take home at the end of the program.