Daily Timetable

7:45-10:00 School opens

Montessori work ensues. Morning snack is provided until 9:45am. The children have the choice to go outside as early as 10:00am or stay in and work until  11:00am and then go outside.


10;30-11:30- Outside playtime

11:30-12:30 Lunch time

Children come in, go to the washroom, wash their hands and carry their lunch to the lunch table. As children finish lunch they tidy up after themselves, meet at the carpeted area and read books together.

12:30-12:45 Show and Share circle time

All children clean up after lunch and come to the carpet area. Show and share circle happens during this time.

12:45-1:30 Nappers go into the naproom,/Non-nappers go outside to play

              Nap time for nappers. Children who are not asleep by 1:30pm are invited to get up and join the program.

1:30-3:00 Afternoon Montessori work

  At 3:00pm time to clean up and get ready for circle time, wake up nappers.

3:00-3:30 Circle time and Afternoon snacktime

Special events birthday or other celebrations are shared.

3:30-5:30 Outdoor play

The children are expected to have appropriate clothing for all types of weather. The Daycare provides waterproof muddy buddies to ensure they are dry. Please provide warm layers for underneath such as fleece pants and a hoodie. During the summer months MDCS provides sunscreen, however, sunhats are provided from home.

4:45-5pm Clean-up time

5pm Quiet reading time

5:15-5:30pm Children go in change out of muddy buddies and get ready to go home


All children must be signed out and belongings gathered before 5:45pm. If children are picked up late there is a late fee of $1/minute and a late fee form to fill.

Operation Schedule

We are open Monday to Friday from 7:45am until 5:45pm. You are expected to telephone or text the classroom cellphone if your child is going to arrive late, be absent or if you will be delayed that day.  The fine for picking up your child after closing time is $1 for each minute after 5:45 p.m.

*Please do not email or call the office line with late or absent information as these messages may not be received in a timely fashion. It is very important for the staff to receive these messages.

The school is closed on the following days:

  • Three working days at the end of summer to enable staff to prepare the Montessori classroom for September
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • The days between Christmas and New Year
  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday and Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • BC Day
  • Two Staff Professional Development Days a year