We believe children learn best when they can play, explore the world, and interact with adults and peers.
Program Goals and Objectives
- An environment where early child development sets the foundation for lifelong learning, behaviour and health.
- Partnerships with families and communities that strengthen the ability of early childhood settings to meet the needs of young children.
- Respect for diversity, equity and inclusion as prerequisites for honouring children’s rights, optimal development and learning.
- A setting where play is a means to early learning that capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity and exuberance.
- Well balanced, nutritious snacks and lunches
We use a child-directed and educator-facilitated approach, which means that the educator sees/observes the children’s interest and the program adjusts to that interest. For example, the emergent curriculum process starts when an educator observes an interest “emerging” in a child. Once the “emerging” interest has been identified, the educators brainstorm different ways for the children to explore the topic in depth. Educators brainstorm many possibilities for exploration and inquiry sparked from the emerging interest of the children. Learning occurs naturally if it aligns with the children’s interests. As the children’s interest shift, so does the program and activities.