Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY

We believe that all aspects of learning in a young child’s experience will be best taught within a loving environment that honours PLAY! Daily teacher-initiated activities will provide a basis of learning for new skills and then a period of free-play will allow children the opportunity to develop and better understand these skills at their own ability level. Although free-play should follow the interest of the child, it will be well-supervised, observed and teacher-guided when needed to support the child’s individual development.

VALUES

· Health and Safety:

o Ratios are maintained

o Direct supervision

o Daily cleaning and sanitizing

o Quickly completed repairs and maintenance

o Staff access to allergy information

o Daily outdoor time

· Caring Instruction

o Staff are at child’s level

o Activities are adapted for various ages and development levels

o Communication between parents and staff

o Staff communicate in age appropriate language to children

o Show genuine interest in child’s experiences

· Well-Prepared Environment

o Staff have weekly planning time

o Daily routine includes pre-planned activities

o Interest-based learning centres changed monthly

o Weekly observations support learning goals

o Monthly goals are reviewed and posted