In both our Programs, all children receive a high quality, fun, child-centred, educational and creative preschool experience. Each child is part of a rich learning community. Play is an important aspect of early learning and at kindergarten, intentional teaching through play is integrated throughout all learning experiences. Play allows children to build their confidence and develop skills in each of the core developmental domains (Physical, Cognitive, Language, Social & Emotional) necessary for future academic success.
Kindergarten is a significant year for children to develop increased self-esteem, resilience & an intrinsic motivation to learn while establishing friendships and building skills of cooperation, collaboration, and other essential areas of social & emotional development.
The environment is set up to explore the great outdoors, as well as enjoy the indoor classroom with hands-on, open ended, intentional, planned experiences based on children’s interests and what motivates each individual.
Children engage in a carefully planned indoor and outdoor program each day and receive quality, age appropriate support and guidance as they explore each learning area. Growth and development takes place through these uniquely designed learning areas including a circle-time area for large & small group games, music, movement, dance, stories, and discussion – as well as literacy, numeracy, creative art, science, dramatic play, sensory play, water play, cooking, tinkering, nature and discovery.
All of these experiences are offered both indoors and outdoors, so no matter where a child chooses to spend their time at kindergarten, they will have many options to extend their development in a holistic way. Contemporary research has shown us that child directed play is pivotal in healthy brain growth.