Q: How are the students grouped and what are the supervisor-student ratios?
A: Students are grouped by age. The average group size is about 20 (smaller for younger and larger for older groups). Each group is supervised by a staff instructor and one or two volunteer assistants.
Q: Who are the instructors?
A: Our instructors are all experienced educators with high education. They have many years experience in teaching young children with the Ottawa Catholic School Board or other school boards. Some of them are Early Childhood Education certificate holders.
Q: Do you have a safety/emergency plan?
A: Yes. We have a standard Emergency Procedure for fire, earthquake and other emergencies. There are First Aid/CPR certified staff on site at all time.
Q: Do you have an allergen-safe environment?
A: We adopt a strict allergen-safe environment. No participant is allowed to bring food products that may contain nuts or other identified allergens. If any student has any allergy, parents or guardians are encouraged to discuss with the home room instructor about the conditions and emergency plans.
Q: Is there any outdoor time?
A: Yes. There is a regular outdoor time each day (weather permits).
Q: Is there a nap time for kindergarten kids?
A: Yes. There is a quiet time each day for the youngest group. During this period, the students may choose to take a nap or read quietly.
Q: What camp activities do you have?
A: Depending on age group, we have a full range of fun filled activities. Given that the students have had a whole morning language classes, the afternoon camp program is designed to be educational with more other activities. We encourage students to enhance their international language skills through interactions with others and participation in activities such as crafts, chess, stories, and sports, to name a few. Detailed program schedules for each group will be developed once grouping is done. The program schedules along with other details and instructions will be emailed to parents/guardians about a week before the camp starts.
Q: Do students stay in the same group or classroom for both the AM and PM programs?
A: Not necessarily. Due to enrolment disparity, re-grouping may be necessary for the afternoon camp. However, most younger students, especially the kindergarten students, are grouped in such a way that they will stay in the same group and classroom for both the morning and the afternoon programs. For those who have to change classrooms, our program staff will supervise the transition.

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