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Early Learning

John Sweeney

About John Sweeney

185 Activa Avenue, Kitchener, N2E 4A1
(519) 742-6291

Opened in 2003, this school-based centre is located in the Williamsburg neighbourhood of southwest Kitchener and offers toddler, preschool, and school-age programs.

Centre Details:
Hours of Operation: 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
Ages Served: 18 months to 12 years

Tours and Availability:
Please call or email the Supervisor, Joanne Neeb, or Assistant Supervisor, Michelle Hiebert, to arrange a tour or to inquire about availability.

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John Sweeney Learning Stories

We love sharing all the learning that is taking place in our programs. Every program at our centre shares a new story each month, so be sure to check back often! You can also email and print each story to share with friends and family. 

The preschoolers have displayed an interest in bugs during outside time during their walks and investigations in the nearby woods. During these activities, children have been able to exercise their observation skills and try to find out answers to what they are curious about. Bugs seem to be a topic that, even when we don’t plan an activity around it, a discussion seems to appear! Chinyere ran across the room enthusiasticly stating that she had found a spider in the quiet corner of the room. She was very excited about her discovery and showed Chase where it was. Chase retrieved a piece of paper and put the spider on it. He brought it over to the table for the children to take a closer look. As the children watched the spider moving around on the piece of paper, they began to vocalize their observations.

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Toddler

One afternoon, educator Sierra added fall decor to the birthday board with pictures of apples, leave...

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Preschool 1

We noticed that our older preschoolers were still using the language learned fron the "Zones of Regu...

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Preschool 2

One day when we were getting ready for our walk, an educator asked the children “What do you think w...

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School-age 1

As October came around, the educators of the School-age 1 began to observe children's large interest...

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School-age 2

It was a warm and sunny afternoon and during our outside time, Maya wandered over to a cedar tree on...

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School-age 3

This month, we have been able to do some experimenting with our creative sides. Near the end of the ...

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John Sweeney Projects

Projects evolve based on the children's interests, where our educators act as co-learners. Projects are documented in three phases; generating ideas by making a plan, implementing the plan and reflecting on the learning.

Preschool 1 Completed: December 2019 RECEs: Emily, Simone Haughton, Alanna and Gary Objectives: To study the life cyc...

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Preschool 1 Completed: June 2019 RECEs: Alyssa, Emily, Michelle Hiebert and Simone Objectives: To answer our question...

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Preschool 2 Completed: April 2018 RECEs: Janeth, Jennifer Schiedel, and Simone Objectives: To learn more about the Em...

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Preschool 1 Completed: March 2018 RECEs: Ashley, Jessica and Shamini Objectives: Through play, the children started t...

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Preschool 1 Completed: December 2017 RECEs: Ashley, Jessica, Michelle and Shamini Objectives: To explore the mechanic...

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Preschool 2 Completed: November 2017 RECEs: Janeth, Simone, Jennifer Objectives: To explore the symbols that define C...

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