Play Based Learning
Our educators do not create and impose a set curriculum for the children. We believe that children are curious and capable individuals and believe learning is reached best through building on natural interests and discoveries. Play allows children to build and expand on their developing skills. Our qualified teachers set out open-ended activities which will spark the children’s thoughts and imagination.
We believe in creating an awareness of our greater community and neighbours. We initiate opportunities for broader involvement. This helps children learn the value of relationships with the outside neighborhood and beyond, creates an awareness of diversity, and exposes them to a wider variety of experiences.
Our educators work hard to create an inclusive program for all our families and children by fostering respectful, open conversations and a welcoming, supportive environment for everyone in our diverse community.
We believe wholly that forming strong relationships with each individual is what matters foremost, then build on supporting each individual’s needs. We feel that learning best occurs when strong, trusting relationships are developed between all of the important parties in children’s lives, including their families, educators, and other professionals.
Furthermore, we believe that trust is the foundation of every relationship. Building trust takes time and mutual respect.
We support children by providing opportunities where they can try, make mistakes, succeed, and be proud of their achievements. We view children as capable and allow them time and opportunity to develop self-help skills and self-reliance in order to build their confidence.
We are passionate about building children’s social emotional intelligence. We believe in aiding children in connecting and recognizing their feelings, and we are passionate about helping them grow self-advocacy within their worlds. Our social and emotional learning involves classroom, schoolwide, family, and community practices that help students develop self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.