About Kindergarten

Kindergarten forms the foundation of a child’s education and that’s why we take it so seriously. At UMCA Rich Tree Academy, our curriculum goes far beyond the Ministry of Education’s requirements and aims to provide children with the building blocks required to ensure their time in education is as successful as possible.

Our youngest students are prepared for life in school via the utilization of the most effective learning techniques. At the forefront of what our kindergarten department does is gentle encouragement. Our students learn to focus on activities and exhibit executive function skills which will prepare them for the transition to elementary school.

Our Philosophy

Children in kindergarten are more in need of guidance. Our curriculum offers our students the chance to hone their academic and social skills and ensure they are fully prepared to succeed in Grade 1 at UMCA. Together, they learn the importance of collaborative practice while also developing the skills that they require to flourish in the classroom environment.


Our teachers are attuned to our student’s unique development and are widely considered to offer the finest quality support that kindergarten students need to grow into successful children. The basis of our kindergarten’s success is the small class sizes. By limiting the size of our classes, we ensure that students get as much or as little support as they require.

Health Policy

UMCA Rich Tree Academy carries out regular health inspections of all children as they arrive each day and follows the Department of Public Health’s regulations to determine any illness.

UMCA School Schedule (Daily Routine)

According to the schedule, the students have the academic subjects in the morning and early noon. All sport and extra classes are scheduled for the afternoon. This ensures the efficient learning process throughout the day.

Time Junior Kindergarten
8:00 - 9:00 Play Time / Library Time
9:00 - 9:30 Circle Time
9:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:30 Classes
11:30 - 12:45 Outdoor Time
1:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:45 Nap time
3:15 - 3:30 Story time
3:30 - 4:00 Snack
4:00 - 5:00 Afternoon Classes
5:00 - 5:20 Second Snack
5:30 - 6:00 Play Time
Time Senior Kindergarten
8:00 - 9:00 Play Time / Library Time
9:00 - 9:30 Circle Time
9:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11:30 Classes
11:30 - 12:45 Outdoor Time
12:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 Outdoor Time
2:30 - 4:00 Afternoon Classes
4:00 - 4:20 Snack
4:20 - 5:00 Reading Class
5:00 - 5:20 Second Snack
5:30 - 6:00 Play Time

Curriculum For more information please click here.

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UMCA Rich Tree Academy offers both a junior and a senior kindergarten program. The Ministry of Education for the Province of Ontario, children can enter junior kindergarten at 3.9 years old by September and must be attending school by six.
Our school hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm to accommodate parent schedules. Kindergarten has academics in the morning and early afternoon, with breaks, activities, and meals throughout the day.
The full day schedule for kindergarten can be found here. Mornings start with play and circle time, breakfast, and classes, followed by indoor time, lunch, nap time (JK) or outdoor time, afternoon classes, stories, snack and play time.
Talk to us about registering your child for kindergarten. The application can be completed online.

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