Our early childhood curriculum focuses on growth of the whole child. We understand that children’s early learning experiences will create a strong foundation for their cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Our teachers engage and educate children on a daily basis through lesson plans based on the following areas of development:
The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule and talk with children are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start to school.
The Philosophy behind our curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Play is the work for young children.
In their early years-children explore the world around them by using their senses of touch, taste, sound and sight and smell. They begin to try out their ideas by using real materials and the children learn about size, shape, colors and they become aware of relationships between things. In time they learn to use one object to stand for another. This is the beginning of symbolic thinking.
Children gradually become more and more able to use abstract symbols like letters, numbers, and words to give meaning to their world. They learn to read pictures to create their own stories. Play provides the foundation for academic “school” learning.
The daily schedule supports our goals for the children.
Small Group Time- Teacher led planned activity .
Story Time- Teacher reads a story and does Recall, Language development.
Outdoor Time- Child’s choice of physical movement and games.
Work Time- Child’s choice of activity and choice of learning centre.
Music Time- Teacher includes songs, rhymes, and physical movement.
Large Group Time- Teacher directed activities in Literacy, Math, Phonics etc.
We want to provide a variety of learning experiences for a well-rounded education. We want your child to feel secure, independent and to be able to move from one activity to another easily. We follow the same schedule day after day so your child knows what will happen next.