PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM

 

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Our program is built on a foundation of warm, affectionate, and understanding relationships between teachers, children and parents. We maintain an open, welcoming, and multicultural approach at all times.

Children experience positive social interactions with teachers and peers. Self-help skills are encouraged throughout the daily routine. Dressing, toileting, eating and tidy up are all learning opportunities. As well, children are encouraged to make choices from available activities and centres. Both self- help and self- selection experiences help to increase your child’s feelings of competence , independence , and self- esteem. Your child will be with a primary educator within a group of 8 children. Learning time and lunch will happen with the primary educator. All educators teach and program for the whole group during the day.

We are implementing the provincial Early Learning for Every Child Today (ELECT) curriculum in the program. Our current plan is posted, along with the preschool continuum of development. The children’s interests are the basis for our curriculum. There are five sections of the continuum of development : Social, Emotional, Language, Cognition, Physical .Each section lists root skills appropriate for a preschooler .As your child demonstrates a new skill, an educator will document your child’s experience in their portfolio. The portfolio is a shared document and we welcome your input as your child develops new skills. When your child leaves the program, their portfolio will go home with them, as a keepsake and record of their learning experiences.