Our Program

Our play-based programs help transition the children from the comforts of home to the unknowns of elementary school. 

We offer programs for both 3 and 4 year old children.  Each program has options for one or two session per week attendance.  Parents are required to participate in the class by being a parent helper.

During the course of the school year the children are taught important skills that will help them adapt to the kindergarten program.  They will learn social skills such as listening, cooperation, taking turns, following rules, and respect for others.  They also improve gross motor skills through gym time and action songs, as well as fine motor skills through crafts and play time in the learning centre.  We also focus on pre-acedemic skills such as the alphabet, counting, and phonics.  We beleive in the education of the whole child and work to improve each child to their highest potential.

In addition to regular classes we also take the children on field trips throughout the year.  All of the classes have a chance to visit the Yorkton Fire Protective Services fire hall and the Yorkton Public Library.  The 3 year olds also visit the Gloria Hayden Centre, and the 4 year olds have trips to the Western Development Museum and a kindergarten class at one of the elementary schools in Yorkton.  Special visitors come into our classes to speak with the children as well.  In the past we have had an RCMP member speak about safety, health professionals teach the children about healthy eyes and teeth, and hockey players for the Yorkton Terriers come in to read books and sing with the children.

Each week of the school year at the YNSC has a different theme.  This gives us a chance to learn about a variety of topics with the children and it keeps the children excited about school. Each week the stories, crafts, and class discussions are based on the current theme.  We encourage you to explore and discuss the current theme with your child.  Your child may be able to go to class and teach their teacher something new!

For more information on classes, approved snacks, school supplies, potty training, and other policies please refer to our Parent Handbook.