Ajax PreSchool for the Arts
Little Learners was founded by Miss Rhea, a professional dancer, dance teacher, registered school teacher with the Toronto Catholic School Board and a parent like you!
Little Learners Academy was created to fill a need for her own children.
Miss Rhea was looking for an English/French preschool with a strong foundation in the arts and artistic expression.
Failing to find a program to fit her family needs, she set out to create one and Little Learners, English/French preschool for the arts was born.
The preschool was founded in 2020 as a virtual service to families and children.
The preschool will now operate in-person out of the Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre studio facility.
It provides a place where preschoolers can discover and learn through play.
We believe that children at this age benefit most from a play-based education where they are given the freedom to explore, interact, and discover at their own pace and according to their own interests.
Simultaneously children are interacting with others and mastering new skills.
They also benefit from the instruction and guidance of trained caring adult in an English/French arts based environment.
For parents, the preschool provides the opportunity to prepare young children for French Immersion, Full-Time French School and to give young children exposure to both of Canada's official languages.
A child's preschool experience can help shape the direction his or her future, so why not give your child great start.
Little Learners Academy is a clean, bright and welcoming dance studio that quickly transitions to a preschool classroom with age appropriate furniture and activity centres.
We have carefully curated a selection of age-appropriate toys, books activities and arts & crafts.
Little Learners Academy in Ajax is driven by core values that shape our learning experiences.
We are committed to:
The English/French B.R.I.G.H.T. Curriculum
The Curriculum was specifically designed for Little Learners Academy by Miss Rhea, amazing dancer, teacher and mom.
It emphasizes the importance of activating the WHOLE BODY to create new understanding of the traditional learning concepts.
This creative approach to learning is research-based and proven to enhance the OVERALL DEVELOPMENT of the child (physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally).
All of the skills and knowledge needed for Kindergarten will be developed in a creative and English/French immersive manner.
During creative activity, the whole brain is activated, therefore increasing cognitive learning and communication.
B is for BUILDING:
Developing gross motor skills through movement and dance.
R is for RHYME & REASON:
Encouraging cognitive development, as well as language development.
I is for INTERACTIONS:
Promoting and enhancing positive social skills through play, communication, and working together.
G is for GO FOR IT:
Building independence and self-esteem.
H is for HANDS ON:
We use our hands to encourage curiosity of the visual arts in our everyday world.
T is for THEATRE:
Expressing feelings and relationships through music, drama and performance opportunities
Why Choose us?
Why the Arts in Ajax?
At a very young age, the brain develops from hands-onexperience of play and discovery. With a creative curriculum, both sides of the brain work together to enhance cognitive learning.
Early childhood is a crucial time for this cross-referencing to occur. It is also suggested that physical activity is a strong determinant in the early development of the brain, not just motor control.
The arts truly serve as a meaningful and memorable instructional aid in the development of the whole child.
Our students at Little Learners Academy are encouraged to learn through self-exploration and interactive learning.
Here are a few skills children will develop through each art discipline:
- Gross motor skills
- How to channel energy
- Creativity and imagination
- Communicating ideas and feelings
- Sensory and body awareness
- Listening skills and vocabulary
- Cooperation and social skills
- Repetitive patterns enhancing math and reading skills
- Fine and gross motor skills
- How to organize ideas
- Fine motor skills
- How to express personal feelings
- Concentration and self-discipline
- Problem-solving techniques
- A sense of accomplishment
- How to communicate thoughts and feelings
- Symbolism through props and objects
- Abstract thinking
- Social skills
- High order thinking skills
- Problem solving
We accept all children!
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in dance and education.
Wanna know the best kept secret about Little Learners Academy?
Shhhh.... We offer a parent co-working space for registered students. ⭐️ YAY! ⭐️
Flexible Co-working Solution for Parents working remotely.
We support you working remotely by providing you a flexible, yet reliable, safe and welcoming shared workspace and community of like-minded parents AND we support children by providing a safe, creative space for learning, making friends and having fun!
You can get focused time to work on, and in, your business/career, resulting in a thriving work/life balance..
- Kids learning and having fun...
- Parents working and being productive...
- ALL UNDER THE SAME ROOF!
- What could be better?
Get our work done - Together!
The whole process of co-working together will help dismantle your loneliness and can even make you happier! Yes, a study proved it. Co-working makes us happier, and smarter too!
Here are the benefits for you:
- Focused time
- Meet other parents
- Activities for kids (so you can focus without interruption 🙌)
- Get work done guilt-free
- Have more clarity
- Be happier
- Never be more then 50 feet away from your child (he/she is safely in the next room with an instructor 👍)
Imagine the Possibilities
✅ Imagine if you could get focused time to be productive and deep dive into your work.
✅ Imagine if you could be away (not too far away) from your child so your mind could be clear to set goals and plan a way to achieve them.
✅ Imagine if you could work guilt-free, because you know your little one is have a good time learning and making friends.
✅ Imagine if you didn't have to navigate all of this alone, and you could be a part of a community of like-minded parents trying to balance their workload alongside raising their kids.
✅ Imagine if you could stop feeling lonely and isolated while working at home and have the opportunity to be happier.
✅ Imagine if you could finally have a real work-life balance.
- Find a spot at a desk
- Bring your device and get blazing fast WiFi
- Enjoy unlimited coffee/tea/water cooler
- Have access to Scan/Print/Fax Machines
- $20/day (paid monthly with Little Learners Academy tuition)
- Add-on "Parent Co-working Space" when you sign-up for Little Learner Academy.