Our Programs

The planning is made in a way that is highly responsive to the children’s interests and covers all areas of their development such as; social / emotional, physical, language, cognitive and creative. the developmental stages of children are taken into consideration. In order to support all different areas of a child’s development , hands on learning and play experiences are provided through art , literacy , sensory, blocks, manipulatives, dramatics, outdoor , cooking, music/ movement and science. The program planning is child initiated which contributes in constructing further knowledge based on existing interests. It allows collaborations between educators and children. It gives the children a voice and respects them by making their learning ang thinking visible through many ways of documentation (drawing, painting, sculpting, photographs etc).

Infants

  • Developmentally appropriate toys and interactions to learn about cause and effect
  • Many opportunities to use their senses for discovering the world around them (touching, seeing , hearing, tasting, and feeling objects in their environment)
  • Supporting and responsive staff interactions by talking and singing songs to begin vocalizing
  • Focusing on developing skills such as sitting, crawling, standing and practice first steps

Toddlers

  • Part of supporting their curiosity to explore and learn abut the world around them, is sensory play
  • To help them develop independence, we provide them with opportunities to make choices and give them time to be able to complete tasks on their own
  • Safe environment (indoor and outdoor) for free exploration
  • Outdoor play experiences to practice new motor skills
  • Variety of materials for high quality make-believe play
  • Singing songs
  • Reading developmentally appropriate and high-quality books
  • Letter sounds
  • Learning about patterns
  • Painting, coloring, creating

Preschoolers

We plan experiences for preschoolers by keeping in mind that they are considered concrete learners who learn by real interactions in order to gain understanding. They enjoy and master skills such as;

  • Peer relationships and social skills
  • Physical activities ( throwing, jumping, skipping, hopping and running )
  • Using hand and finger muscles to draw or practice to use scissors
Our other main focus is to promote oral language development for future reading and writing skills. Some of the things that we do are:
  • Props such as; flannel boards, microphones, toy phones
  • Encourage peer talking
  • Singing songs, telling stories
  • Engage in pretend talk when playing
  • Provide word games to learn new words and expand vocabulary
Other things we do to support their learning are:
  • Sorting
  • Learning about shape, size, colour and weight
  • Letters, numbers
  • Learning about time concept
  • Learning about prepositions
  • Learning to follow directions
  • Labeling feelings and emotions
  • Drawing, tracing, painting, sculpting