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Daycare Center


We are excited to be offering a Get Ready for Kindergarten program this summer for children entering junior and senior kindergarten. The program will be run jointly by a speech-language pathologist, a communicative disorders assistant, and an occupational therapist in a fun and interactive small-group environment. 

Parents are welcome to stay and participate with their children to learn about school readiness skills and developmental milestones including:

  • What age certain speech sounds are expected to be developed.

  • What grammatical skills and language skills are expected for this age.

  • How a child should be using their fingers and hands for fine motor activities such as holding a pencil.

  • What type of play and social interaction skills are expected for a child entering kindergarten.

  • How to foster emergent literacy skills.

What skills will my child learn?


Your child will receive a screening in the following developmental areas:

  • Fine motor and sensory processing

  • Speech sound skills

  • Language skills

  • Play and social interaction skills

During each session, your child will be engaged in activities that will support their transition to school. Activities will be designed to foster the following skills, based on the individual strengths and needs we identified during the screenings:

  • Play and social interaction

  • Sharing and taking turns

  • Self regulation

  • Transitioning 

  • Following routines in a small-group, semi-structured environment

  • Speech and language 


What are the camp details?


The camp takes place at our Aspire Speech office at 20 Ida Street in Bracebridge, Ontario. We are offering the following two sessions this summer: 

August 20, 22, 27, and 29 morning session (9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) $395
August 20, 22, 27, and 29 afternoon session (1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.) $395

Does the camp qualify for funding?


​This program may be claimed using your private health insurance under speech–language pathology. Please check with your insurance provider about coverage details and amounts. If your child has a formal learning disability diagnosis you can claim the cost as an expense for income tax.

The Children's Foundation of Muskoka provides funding for children and youth to attend residential, day camps, and summer programs in Muskoka. Full-time residents of Muskoka with a household income below $65,000 are eligible to apply through their website.

You may also like our article on the blog titled Ready for Kindergarten?

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