Do you remember what it was like to be a child? Now that we have our own children, we are reminded to dream, to be creative, be free to play and have fun. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with such wonderful children, parents and teachers and look forward to...Read More
Download Application Dear Parents, Thank you for choosing Ridley Orchard School to facilitate your child’s Early Learning Enrichment experience. As Early Childhood Educators and parents, we know you want the very best educational foundation for your child. We acknowledge this...Read More
"The formation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, require creative imagination and marks real advances.” Albert Einstein
The mandate of Ridley Orchard School is to act as a facilitator in children’s early learning experiences, supporting each child’s optimal potential in their developmental domains and learning styles and encourage their responsible participation and success in a global society.
Ridley Orchard School provides a secure, child focused and stimulating environment where children’s inherent curiosity motivates them to explore and discover a variety of play and learn centres which support their social, emotional, intellectual, creative and physical development.
We offer a natural, progressive curriculum which challenges and empowers children. Young children need hands on experience with real objects and events before they are ready to understand the meaning of symbols such as letters and numbers. Learning takes place as young children touch, manipulate and experiment with things and interact with people. Children’s activities focus on the process of learning; therefore, the emphasis is on the experiences of the children. Each child has his/her own possibilities, we help nurture these possibilities. Days are filled with planned and spontaneous moments of learning; through active and quiet open-ended play, imaginative games, independent discovery, group and individual educational activities. Learning experiences emerge both in an indoor and outdoor learning environment.
Ridley Orchard Recreational Program provides recreational, cultural and educational activities to preschool (2½ to 3½ year old) and kindergarten (3¾ to 6 year old) children for eight to ten weeks, for ½ to 1 hour a week sessions. Popular Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Sports, Recreational and Special Interest Programs for children. Nurturing children’s love of adventure and fun, and expanding their inherent curiosity to discover. Activities take place in our fully equipped classrooms, large gymnasium and kitchens. Instructors are selected from our staff, outstanding and experienced members in their respective fields, teaching, art, language, music, dance, drama, athletics and kinesiology and early childhood education graduates. Productions feature our own outstanding artists and performers. Ridley Orchard Recreational Program operates a drop-off program unless otherwise specified.
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For more information about the programs that we offer, please click one of the following links:
Drama and Acting
Early Learning Language
Learn to Cook
North Toronto Karate School
York School of Dance
At Ridley Orchard Camp, our goal is to provide an outdoor, well-rounded, early experience for young children within a safe, fun, and supportive environment. This exceptional first camp experience nurtures your child’s independence, confidence, adventurous nature, physical, social and emotional skills.
Activities take place in our fully enclosed outdoor playground and beautiful garden. Counsellors are selected from our staff, experienced camp counsellors, university teaching and athlete/kinesiology students and early childhood education students. We have a ratio of one counsellor to five young campers ensuring lots of individual attention. In case of rainy days, our fully equipped facilities include a large indoor gymnasium, classrooms and kitchens for cooking and science experiments.
A daily nutritious peanut-free snack is served mid-morning and mid-afternoon including fruit, juice, delectables our very own junior chefs create and a constant supply of water to avoid dehydration. Full day campers bring a peanut-free lunch to enjoy mid-day in our garden picnic area.
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