Program Information

Setting a Standard.

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder."
~ E.B. White
Our play-based curriculum  is based on the learning priniciples as outlined in the Early Learning for Every Child Today (ELECT) document, "How Does Learning Happen?" , as well as current legislaton, which all support the pedagogy within our programs.
Dandycubs (Preschool Program)

  • Full time program for preschool children (approximately 2.5 - 4 years of age)
  • Adult to child ratio - 1:8
  • Program fees are $1,145.00 per month
  • Available to subsidized and full-fee paying families

The Dandycubs program is for preschool children between 2.5 - 4 years of age.
 
Their day includes two sessions of indoor play-based programming as well as two sessions of outdoor programming. 
 
We also provide the children with a morning snack, hot lunch, and two afternoon snacks on a daily bases. Please see our Snack & Lunch Program for more information regarding our nutritious meals.
Earlybirds (JK/SK Program )

  • Full time program
  • Adult to child ratio - 1:12 (Currently operating at 1:10)
  • Program fees are $892.00 per month
  • Only available to full-fee paying families

The Earlybirds program caters to kindergarten aged children and is located within the Annex building of Wilkinson J. P. S.
 
The program is accessible to families before school, lunch, after school.  We offer a full day of programming on all non-instructional days (P.A. Days, March Break, Winter Break and throughout the summer). As this program is not purchased by Children's Services , City of Toronto, only full-fee paying families are eligible for enrolment.
 
Centre staff only escort children to  and from Wilkinson J. P. S. 
  
The Earlybirds enjoy morning snack, hot lunch, and two afternoon snacks daily.  Additional information regarding our 4-week rotational menu can be found in our Snack & Lunch Program page.
Hummingbirds
(Before-and-After JK/SK Program)

  • Before-and-After kindergarten program
  • Adult to child ratio - 1:13
  • Program fees are $772.00 per month
  • Available to subsidized and full-fee paying families

The Hummingbirds is our first before-and-after kindergarten program which is conveniently located in the basement of Wilkinson J. P. S.  The chidlren are escorted directly to their classroom within Wilkinson J. P. S., and back to the Hummingbirds classroom after school.
 
The program is available to families before school and after school on every instructional day, where snacks will be served before and after school. 
 
On  all non-instructional days (P.A. Days, March Break, Winter Break and during the summer months), the children will have access to a full day of programming, a morning snack, hot lunch and two afternoon snacks.  Please check our Snack & Lunch Program page for details on our nutritionally-balanced hot lunches and snacks.
 
Mockingbirds
(Before-and-After JK/SK Program )

  • Before-and-after kindergarten program
  • Adult to child ratio - 1:13
  • Program fees are $772.00 per month
  • Available to subsidized and full-fee paying families

The Mockingbirds is exactly like our Hummingbirds program but located on the first floor of the main school building.
 
​The Mockingbirds shares this space with the school that operates a kindergarten program during school hours.  On non-instructional days, the Mockingbirds enjoy a full day of programming in this grand space, eat nutritious snacks twice a day and enjoy homemade hot lunches.
 
Centre staff only escort children enrolled in this program to and from Wilkinson J. P. S. 
 
Their day includes indoor and outdoor play-based programming, which encompasses all areas of learning. 
All Stars (School Age Program - Grades 1-3)

  • Full time program
  • Adult to child ratio - 1:15
  • Program fees are $606.00 per month
  • Available to subsidized and full-fee paying families

The All Stars program is one of four of Dandylion's school age programs and is located within the Annex building of Wilkinson J. P. S.  Centre staff only escort the All Stars to and from Wilkinson J.P.S.
 
The program is accessible to families before school, lunch and after school as well as, on all non-instructional days (P.A. Days, March Break, Winter Break and throughout the summer).
 
Our Snack & Lunch Program page will provide you with details on the variety of meals that every All Star enjoys every day.
Rock Stars
(Before-and-After School Age Program, Grades 1-3)

  • Before-and-after school age program
  • Adult to child ratio - 1:15
  • Program fees are $520.00 per month
  • Available to subsidized and full-fee paying families

The Rock Stars is our first before-and-after school age program. 
  
Childcare services in this program cater to children in grades 1, 2 and 3.  Aside from before and after school care, full time programming is available on all P.A. days, March Break, Winter Break, and throughout the summer months. 

Children enrolled in the Rock Stars. bring packed lunches only on instructional days and join their peers in the school's lunchroom.
Coolagers (School Age Program, Grades 4-6)

  • Full time program
  • Adult to child ratio - 1:20
  • Program fees are $606.00 per month
  • Available to subsidized and full-fee paying families

The Coolagers program is located in the main building of Wilkinson J. P. S.
 
All aspects of the program mentioned about their younger couterparts (the All Stars) apply to the Coolagers program, but with one exception: children enrolled in this program are in grades 4, 5 and/or 6.
 
This active group of school aged children keep their stamina in check with the home-cooked style meals and snacks each and every day as detailed in our Snack & Lunch Program page.
A.S.A.P. (After-School-Age-Program, Grades 4-6)

  • Part time program
  • Adult to child ratio - 1:20
  • Program fees are $362.00 per month
  • Available to full-fee paying families

The After-School-Age-Program (A.S.A.P.) is only offered to children after school (3:20 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) and only on instructional days.  This after-school program is located in a shared space on the second floor within the Annex building of Wilkinson J.P.S.
  
Childcare services are not available on P.A. days, March Break, Winter Break, or during the summer months.  Children enrolled in A.S.A.P. bring packed lunches to school and join their peers in the school's lunchroom.
 
Upon entry to A.S.A.P. every afternoon, this group will recharge their batteries with a healthy snack and beverage as detailed in our Snack & Lunch Program page.