Earthlings Program Options
8:30AM to 11:30AM
2 / 3 year olds – Tues & Thurs
3 / 4 year olds – Mon, Wed & Fri
This is a play based program that is centred around the child’s interests. We enjoy the ‘emergent curriculum’ approach from the New Brunswick Curriculum Framework for Early Learning and Child Care, while incorporating seasonal and traditional themes into our programming as well.
Observation and documentation are a large part of our programming. We take advantage of ‘teachable moments’ by paying attention to the areas of interest for each child. The teacher will then offer related activities, songs, stories, art projects, and games from the large selection of resources available. We then encourage further exploration in to these topics in various ways allowing the child to take the lead!
French and Spanish are spoken daily encouraging language learning. Literacy is taught through many approaches such as Jolly Phonics, and story time discussions. The ‘Pre-K’ children will become familiar with the basics for school readiness.
After School Program
1:30PM to 5:30PM
Ages 5 to 10
Monday through Friday
We pick up students from all North End Moncton schools. They are given plenty of opportunity to share ideas in the daycare and outdoors. We spend as much time outside as possible most days! The children get to choose which of the neighbourhood parks to go to each afternoon by voting on six options!
We play games and sports, create art, explore science, prepare food together, take care of gardens, grow sprouts year round, help care for pets, while encouraging dramatic play, music and dancing, skill sharing, even biking! The list goes on. We also enjoy frequent field trips to various locations around our community according to the children’s interests and current events.
Full Time Daycare
8:00AM to 5:30PM
For the school-age kids when there is no school.
March Break / Christmas Break / PD days
We respect and support the child’s innate desire to learn about the world around them through hands on experiments. Education about protecting our planet shines through in all aspects of our daily routines.
We plan plenty of fun outings for the days off from school such as Gym, Skating, Museum, Yoga, Farms
Schedule – SCHOOL YEAR:
Monday to Friday, 1:00PM to 5:30PM
Schedule – SUMMER CAMP:
Monday to Friday, 8:00AM to 5:30PM
Vacation, Snow Days, PD Days etc:
Monday to Friday 8:00AM to 5:30PM
Being located in a residential community of mainly young families allows Earthlings to choose from several great neighbourhood playgrounds each day. We also enjoy sports and water-play in our own back yard. Spending time at the public parks gives the kids a chance to see neighbours or friends from school which is great for building a sense of community.
V.I.P. of the Day
Each child gets a turn to be the “V.I.P. of the Day” (which was a child’s idea that we adopted into the programming). The V.I.P gets to choose two outdoor play areas they would like to go to, and we take a vote to decide where we will play that day. This teaches children about making fair choices and allows them to have a say in what the plan is for the day.
Exploration & Discovery
At Earthlings we encourage learning through exploration and discovery. Activities such as exploring the forest or hiking at nearby nature parks provides children with the opportunity to connect with nature. Past outings have included trips to farms, kite festivals, the beach, nature parks, yoga, apple orchards, wood carveries, and we’ve worked with the SPCA on donation drives as well!
Call 878-7554 to book a tour!
More Teachers and Smaller Group Sizes
We have 3 qualified educators in the preschool classes and 2-3 in the After-School Program. With maximum group sizes of no more 15 children, we have twice the mandated staff, which ensures a higher level of care for your child. All staff have Early Childhood Education experience, an ECE Diploma or Degree, and are active in the ECCENB Curriculum Framework Program.
Earthlings currently has four qualified educators and our license is for a maximum of 15 children. We rarely have a full group of 15 so at times we have four adults with 12 children – far in exceedance of provincial standards.
|25% of Staff||100% of Staff|
|After School Teacher/Child Ratio:|
|1 Teacher to 20 Kids||2 Teachers to 15 Kids
(15 Kids Maximum ~ Typically 12-14)
|Preschool Teacher/Child Ratio:|
|2 Year Olds: 1 to 5||3 to 12|
|3 Year Olds: 1 to 7||3 to 15 (Maximum)|
|4 Year Olds: 1 to 10||3 to 15 (Maximum)|
We proudly serve organic/ local/ natural/ homemade/ NON GMO food. There is a four week rotating menu for snacks during the school year and we serve snacks AND healthy lunches over summer break, March Break and any day that school is closed. The menu offers plenty of variety each day and children are encouraged to help in the prep at times and clearing the dishes when finished.
Our Three Main Goals
To create a homelike preschool and after school setting with more than the required amount of qualified staff.
A better teacher/child ratio is of high importance for many reasons. It allows all children the attention they need to be happy and engaged in activities with less distractions. More qualified educators means a higher quality of care and a more natural, peaceful setting. Small groups sizes provide opportunities to pay attention to each child’s ideas and explore them further.
To provide very healthy food for our Earthlings. Our menu is mainly organic, local, natural, homegrown and homemade.
Choosing natural foods that are not processed or filled with preservatives not only boosts physical development but also helps in mental and emotional stability and focus. We serve organic, local, and non-GMO snacks and lunches and talk to the kids about the benefits for their bodies and the planet in doing so.
To teach ‘Earth-Friendly’ philosophies, care for the environment (nature and all it’s creatures), and our community.
Tending to six vegetable gardens (on the property), choosing local and organic, non-GMO food sourced from ethical practices, nature walks, visiting local farms, making recycled art projects, conserving water and minimizing waste, neighbourhood clean up day, nature exploration, participating in ‘Earth Hour’ and ’Earth Day’ celebrations.
What Our Families Say
"Our son started going to Earthlings four years ago and we couldn’t be happier with the whole body nourishment he receives on a daily basis. From the incredibly healthy food to humanitarian lessons to unreserved playtime at an array of community parks, we feel like Roxy and her teaching team go above and beyond the norm."
Amber & Murray
"The staff at Earthlings are so nice. They have gone out of their way to make it possible to have my daughter attend their daycare. Having her in a French school posed some challenges but they work with me to overcome those challenges so my daughter can attend this awesome daycare."
"Earthlings is a great place for my daughter because of the consistent outside playtime she receives at local playgrounds and treks through the woods and parks. We appreciate the healthy, local, and organic menu that is offered; and that green living practices are taught and lived out just like at home. We feel confident leaving her in the care of the fun and caring Earthlings staff."
"Since my daughter started at Earthlings I have noticed a big improvement in her self- confidence. She is also learning about friendship, boundaries, and problem-solving. She has even been coming home speaking French words! The ladies working at Earthlings are very understanding, caring, friendly & fun! We live across town but we lovingly make the trip to Earthlings because we know she is receiving the best care!"
"Putting our kids in Earthlings Childcare is one of the best decisions we made for our Children. From our first visit, our children felt so welcomed and comfortable. They are happy about going to their preschool and every time we drop them off they are excited. They even want to stay a little bit longer when we go to pick them up.
They have so much fun at the school and they learn in so many different ways through plays, crafts and circle time; they become more verbal, social and educated each day. The staff are great, supportive and they truly care about and love children and they are creating an environment that nurtures learning. Our children didn’t know English when they started here and now they are saying words and understanding in just couple of months. We also love the pictures they take of the kids activities. We are indebted to the dedicated, kindness, and passionate staff at the Earthlings Childcare."
"Earthlings Childcare was exactly what I was seeking in childcare for our daughter. Roxy and her girls were amazing! Never once did I ever worry about our daughter, with the amount of outdoor play and the healthy food served & environmental educational activities it really stood for what is important to us as a family and I'm so grateful for such a unique find in a childcare provider."
"Earthlings staff are amazing and their preschool feels like home. My daughter loves going, she always has fun. It's a clean, friendly, upbeat place and I am so glad I joined my daughter."
"Earthlings is a great fit for our family. It has everything you would want for your children – it’s extremely reliable, safe, educational, and offers healthy/homemade/organic food choices. The children at Earthlings are very active and engaged. They get to be creative, explore nature, and learn about the world around them. Everyday the kids discuss and vote on the kind of activities they want to do and they are given the opportunity to make choices and work out their differences with their friends. All of this happens under the watchful eye and guidance of dedicated, compassionate professionals who treat the kids with kindness and respect while firmly setting the rules and addressing any challenges that may arise. I feel extremely lucky that we found Earthlings and I know my kids do too."
Denise, Mom of Adam and Ryan
"As a parent, I entrust my son to the staff at Earthlings Childcare, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance he receives. Earthlings looks at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. Nathan has been privileged to have awesome teachers who understand his sensitive side, and handle him with kindness. Nathan has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day after school! They are always on the go from nature hikes to playing in the park. It was very important to me to have a daycare that also respected the environment. They have showed my son the importance to reduce, reuse and recycle from their annual Christmas shopping trips at thrift stores. Nathan truly enjoys the food that they prepare as when I make something I usually hear 'Roxy’s is better- ask her where she gets it.' The list goes on around the difference that Earthlings has made in our life. I appreciate the kind people that work there. Nathan says 'He enjoys going there as he has made good friends and enjoys the food. Oh, and he loves the electronics days.'"