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Welcome to Royaume

Bilingual Educational Preschool for 2 to 5 years old
Town of Mont Royal, Montreal Qc

Bilingual Environment

Bilingual groups

Wide Spaces

A large gym that allows children to move actively every day

Experienced Staff

Since 1984, our caring team of educators has developed an unrivaled expertise

Meet our Staff

Here for our little ones

The personnel at the Royaume are selected for their training, experience, maturity and sensitivity to the needs of young children.
Our Educators have backgrounds in Early Childhood Education (D.E.C, E.C.E) and attend a yearly Early Childhood Education conference.
All our staff has a valid Emergency Child Care First Aid certificate.

Our Mission

Our school will provide :
  • a warm, loving, secure and stimulating environment where children can reach their full potential.
  • small child/educator ratios maximizing individual attention within a group setting.
  • programs and activities for children that focus on the development of the whole child, that are safe, age appropriate, non-competitive, non-gender bias.
  • a bilingual setting (English and French).
  • support for families and community.

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Pedagogical Program

OUR GOALS

Program Objectives

A rich learning environment with much to explore and discover is combined with a program to further the development of the TOTAL CHILD (cognitive, educational, social, emotional
and physical).

Such a program and environment is based on the beliefs that:

  • Children grow and develop at different rates.
  • Children are naturally curious and eager to learn.
  • Learning takes place when they are able to follow their own interest.
  • Learning is something a child does, rather than something that is done to him or her.
  • Play is a child’s way of working and learning.
  • Play allows the child to pursue his own interest. It allows for exploringand experimenting, it permits children to adopt and try different roles,providing the teacher with an index to the child’s thinking and development promoting creativity and stimulating language.
  • Children learn from each other. They learn to experience a sense of self control, self expression, responsibility, achievement and respect for themselves and others.
  • A rich learning environment designed with much to explore and discover helps young children learn basic skills as well as experience the joy of learning. Learning happens most naturally in a happy and peaceful environment.
  • Intregrated in our regular learning experiences for traditional skills such as numeracy and literacy, all our programs offer the opportunity for the child to develop critical thinking, active listening and social perceptiveness. We beleive that these skills will greatly benefit children to help create opportunities and mobility for the future.

Program content

The program at Royaume des Enfants provides periods of independent play, both indoors and out, as well as educational activity in art, music, drama, fine motor, gross motor, language development, science and mathematics.

We plan special field trips, and outings to give emphasis to particular interests and areas of study. Educators plan programs around specific weekly or bi-weekly central themes.

A copy of each educator’s weekly program schedule is available to parents on the educator’s bulletin board or upon request.

SOCIAL ASPECT
We are developing an awareness of others; from playing next to others to playing with others:
  • Sharing space
  • Waiting our turn
  • Greeting educator
  • Making eye contact
  • Playing next to others
  • Playing with others
  • Saying please and thank you
  • Sharing toys
  • Playing in small groups (2 or 3)
  • Talking to others while playing
EMOTIONAL ASPECT
Encouraging independence and growth:
  • Learning to adapt to the school setting with ease
  • Learning to express our feelings and ideas
  • Asking for what we need
  • Promoting self-confidence through self- help skills: dressing self, taking care of personal items, wash and dry hands with help
  • Assuming responsibilities in passing snack, tidying up toys after use…
  • Asserting self, participating in group games, being able to say “yes”, “no”, “come here”, “stop that!” to others
  • Making good choices for self (favorite color, favorite toy)
PHYSICAL ASPECT
We are improving balance and coordination skills by:
  • Walking on tip toes
  • Running with stop and go games
  • Pedaling a tricycle
  • Throwing a ball or beanbag with purpose
  • Jumping and hopping
  • Sitting on a chair for a short period of time
  • Walking from one room to another in a group
  • Moving and dancing to music
  • Participating in obstacle courses
  • Walking on balance beam or a marked line
  • Balancing a beanbag on head
  • Catching a ball
  • Kicking a ball with one foot
ENVIRONMENT
We are developing an awareness of nature:
  • Observing of seasons and weather
  • Playing outdoors as a group
  • Respecting surroundings
FINE MOTOR SKILLS
We are developing eye hand coordination and small muscle control by:
  • Holding child scissors
  • Cutting pieces of paper and around simple shapes
  • Holding a pencil properly
  • Drawing with purpose and intent
  • Drawing a simple shape and coloring
  • Manipulating connect toys
  • Playing in sand and water
  • Manipulating play dough
  • Painting with wrists movements
  • Filling in all space on the page
  • Lacing big beads on a string
  • Turning pages of a book
  • Completing wooden puzzles
  • Pasting or gluing materials
COGNITIVE ASPECT
We are encouraging the development of thinking and reasoning:
  • Encouraging perceptual growth ex: activities using the 5 senses
  • Developing language skills through books, songs and finger plays
  • Introducing a second language
  • Encouraging curiosity: why and where
  • Following simple directions (1 and 2 actions)
  • Cooking activities
  • Doing simple art projects
  • Encouraging imagination with stories, puppets and imaginative play
  • Beginning of shapes and colors recognition
  • Doing simple sequencing and classification activities
  • Learning to anticipate and follow routine
SOCIAL ASPECT
We are encouraging each child to work and play well with each other and develop cooperative skills by:
  • Greeting others upon arrival
  • Making eye contact when speaking
  • Playing with others
  • Saying please and thank you
  • Participating in group activities like circle time
  • Speaking with other children
  • Sharing toys and space with others
  • Respecting peers and their words
  • Taking turns and waiting their turn
  • Learning simple negotiation skills
  • Moving with group from the classroom to the gym in an orderly fashion
EMOTIONAL ASPECT
We are helping each child acquire self-confidence by encouraging autonomy and giving responsibilities in:
  • Learning to adapt to a school setting.
  • Following class routines
  • Identifying feelings and ideas and sharing them
  • Developing personal pride by completing a project or task
  • Carrying out class responsibilities such as passing snack, cleaning up , tidying up toys …
  • Respecting toys and school environment
  • Asserting self by being able to say: “no”,”yes”,”Come here” or “I don’t like that!” or “I need”
  • Making good choices for self (favorite color, favorite toy)
SELF HELP SKILLS
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Buttoning and unbuttoning large buttons
  • Zipping up zippers with help
  • Washing and drying hands
  • Taking care of personal items and putting them away
  • Blowing nose when reminded.
PHYSICAL ASPECT
We are developing skills, coordination and team spirit by:
  • Participating in gym activities
  • Following game directions
  • Running and jumping in the gym safely
  • Riding tricycles
  • Responding to commands that is given to the body. (Running, hopping, twisting, relaxing, stopping, rolling)
  • Balancing on one foot
  • Throwing balls or beanbags overhead overhead
  • Catching bouncing balls
  • Sitting on a chair
  • Moving and dancing to music
  • Participating in obstacle courses
  • Balancing a beanbag on head
  • Kicking a ball with one foot
ENVIRONMENT AND SCIENCE
We are developing an awareness of nature
  • Observing of seasons and weather
  • Playing outdoors as a group
  • Participating in experiments
FINE MOTOR SKILLS
We are developing eye hand coordination and small muscle control by:
  • Using child scissors and cutting on a line,pieces of paper and round simple shapes
  • Holding a pencil properly
  • Drawing and copying simple shapes as circles
  • Coloring
  • Manipulating clay materials
  • Pasting or gluing materials and encouraging creativity
  • Manipulating connect toys
  • Playing in sand and water
  • Painting with wrists movements
  • Pouring well from a small container
  • Building towers with several blocks.
  • Lacing, stringing, and beading
COGNITIVE ASPECT
  • We are promoting knowledge, memory and teaching concepts
  • Exploring perceptual growth ex: activities using the 5 senses
  • Encouraging curiosity and imagination
  • Recognize and naming shapes and colors and matching them as well
  • Learning simple time concepts such as class routines
  • Learning spatial awareness: up, down, more, less, same, different
  • Learning pre-math concepts (how many is 3, shapes and size)
LANGUAGE
  • Developing language skills though books, singing and finger plays
  • Introducing a second language
  • Carrying out a series of two to four related directions
  • Asking questions for information
  • Repeating and speaking new words
  • Answering questions
  • Observing and Listening
  • Using good pronunciation
  • Listening at stories time
SOCIAL ASPECT
We are developing social competence and working on interpersonal relationships by:
  • Greeting others upon arrival and learning each other’s names.
  • Making eye contact when speaking.
  • Playing with friends (3 or more) for a short period.
  • Saying please and thank you.
  • Participating in group activities like circle time, show and tell…
  • Initiating play with others by sharing toys and space.
  • Respecting peers and their boundaries.
  • Taking turns and waiting their turn.
  • Learning simple negotiation skills.
  • Encouraging problem solving.
  • Demonstrating empathy and help others when needed.
  • Moving with the group within school areas in an orderly fashion.
EMOTIONAL ASPECT
We are achieving emotional competency and developing a sense of self:
  • Learning to adapt to a school setting in harmony.
  • Developing a good self-esteem in attitudes, values, spirit, character and health.
  • Following class routines.
  • Learning to control impulses.
  • Showing initiative and perseverance (trying things on their own).
  • Showing flexibility.
  • Identifying feelings, ideas and sharing them
  • Developing personal pride by completing a project, activity or task.
  • Carrying out class responsibilities such as passing snack, cleaning up, tidying up toys…
  • Respecting materials and belongings.
  • Asserting self by being able to say “yes”, “no”, “Come here” or “I don’t like that!” or “I need…”
  • Applying ourself (taking the time to do it to the best of their abilities)
SELF HELP SKILLS
  • Dressing and undressing.
  • Buttoning and unbuttoning.
  • Zipping up zippers.
  • Washing and drying hands.
  • Taking care of personal items (hanging winter cloths on hook).
  • Blowing nose on own initiative.
PHYSICAL ASPECT
We are developing physical skills, group participation and achieving physical fitness:
  • Enhancing body and space perceptions (right and left sides).
  • Practicing relaxation techniques (yoga).
  • Improving balancing skills and visual motor coordination (walking on a balance beam, kicking, catching and throwing).
  • Running and jumping in the gym safely as a group.
  • Responding to commands (cues such as run, stop, roll, hop, gallop…)
  • Riding tricycles.
  • Throwing balls or beanbags overhead.
  • Catching a bouncing ball or in the air.
  • Sitting on a chair.
  • Walking up and down the stairs safely.
  • Moving to rhythm and dancing to music.
  • Participating in obstacle courses.
  • Kicking a ball with one foot towards a net.
ENVIRONMENT AND SCIENCE
We are developing an awareness of nature and a sense of responsibility for the environment:(ecology, life science and botany)
  • Recycling paper, putting our trash in the garbage.
  • Learning about the seasons and growing things. (planting seeds)
  • Introducing life cycles (frogs and butterflies), time, measurement, and weather watch.
  • Observing and charting seasons and weather.
  • Playing outdoors as a group.
  • Participating in experiments (full, empty, hot, cold, smooth, rough).
FINE MOTOR SKILLS
We are developing eye hand coordination and small muscle control by:
  • Holding a pencil properly.
  • Writing name, drawing representations and figures, copying numbers and letters.
  • Painting or drawing a silhouette with details.
  • Tracing around or inside shapes.
  • Copying or drawing shapes or letters from a model.
  • Using child scissors and cutting on a line, on a curved line, pieces of paper and around simple shapes.
  • Coloring simple pictures and staying within the limits.
  • Manipulating clay materials and connect toys.
  • Pasting or gluing materials and encouraging creativity.
  • Playing in sand and water.
  • Painting with small wrists movements.
  • Pouring well from a small container.
  • Building towers and buildings with several blocks.
  • Lacing, stringing, and beading.
COGNITIVE ASPECT
Increasing knowledge and intellectual competence, helping children learn to think by themselves.
  • Encouraging curiosity and imagination.
  • Developing an interest and appreciation to art.
  • Promoting the enjoyment and experience of music.
  • Exploring perceptual growth ex: activities using the 5 senses like differentiation of sounds (animal bingo).
  • Enhancing memory skills (identifying missing objects).
ACADEMIC COMPETENCES
  • Recognizing naming and matching shapes and colors (pre geometry).
  • Finding them in every day life(signs).
  • Learning spatial awareness: up, down, front, back, next to…
  • Writing their name from left to right.
  • Learning pre-math concepts (quantities: full, empty, more, less), size and sequences.
  • Understanding and use of numbers (counting by rote).
  • Counting in English and French and beginning of addition.
  • Identifying and naming letters and numbers recognition (ex. learning their address).
  • Writing letters of the alphabet and own name.
LANGUAGE / COMMUNICATION
  • Encouraging emotional expression with words.
  • Introducing a second language.
  • Asking questions for information.
  • Repeating and speaking new words.
  • Answering questions.
  • Observing and listening.
  • Using good pronunciation.
  • Paying attention at story time.
  • Carrying out a series of two to four related directions.
  • Developing sense of listening.(instructions, facts and remembering)
  • Developing language skills though books, singing and finger play.

Our Immersion program is an excellent opportunity to introduce your child to a second language at an early age when the ability to assimilate new sounds and vocabulary are at a high level. The skills taught include: listening, following directions, pronunciation, memory, self-expression, pre-reading and the ability to link sounds to their source.

ATTITUDE
  • Feeling comfortable in the classroom setting and with the educator
  • Observing, remembering and listening to instructions and facts
  • Developing language skills with books and through singing and finger plays
  • Paying attention during story time
  • Showing interest in other’s conversation
  • Participating during circle time and engaging in dramatic play
COMPREHENSION
  • Carrying out simple instructions
  • Recognizing everyday words and phrases (related to themes or actions)
  • Responding to verbal instructions with actions
  • Linking sounds to their source
  • Learning poems and nursery rhymes
EXPRESSION
  • Expressing emotions with words
  • Asking questions for information
  • Repeating and speaking social words “Please”, “Excuse me”
  • Responding to simple “Yes” and “No” questions
  • Using good pronunciation
  • Naming pictures and symbols
  • Singing familiar songs or chants
  • Exprimer des besoins ou désirs : “Passe-moi la collation, s’il vous plaît”
  • Calling friends by their name and greeting others
  • Delivering simple messages

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Special Programs

Lunch Time Special Programs are offered to children (3 and 4 year olds) who stay during our lunch time period.
Parents can register their child for these programs on three different occasions during the year. September to December, January to March and April to June.

Monday

Cooking  Art and watercolor

Tuesday

Book Club

Wednesday

TicTac Gym 

Thursday

Cooking Creative Dance/Ballet

Friday

Yoga

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