We believe children learn best when they can play, explore the world and interact with adults and peers. Their explorations require flexibility and inventiveness. Children react to the outcomes of their investigations and create strategies for discovery. Play is the platform for inquiry and exploration. Through observation and reflection our educators create a relevant and meaningful learning environment that takes into account our children’s unique needs and interests. Educators build on the children’s previously expressed ideas and experiences helping children construct knowledge and understanding about their physical and social world in a way that is meaningful to them.
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
Is a way of planning curriculum that is based on the children’s interest and passion at a certain point in time. Children thrive and learn best when their interests are captured. Learning occurs naturally and starts with the children’s interest. It is a child-directed and teacher facilitated approach to planning curriculum. The emergent curriculum process starts when a teacher sees/observes an interest “emerging” in the child. Once the “emerging” interest has been identified, the teachers brainstorm different ways for the children to explore the topic in depth. Teachers brainstorm many possibilities for exploration and inquiry sparked from the emerging interest of the children. When the children have moved their interest to another topic and a new “emerging” interest has again been identified this inspires the emergent process to start again.