We believe in the greatness of children and their magic within. With inquisitive little minds, there is no end to what fascinates and stimulates a child. Each experience and interaction during the most fragile years of their life will have an impact on their development. This is why we cater our program toward supporting the specific areas and needs of child development; further enhancing their cognitive, social, emotional, fine and gross motor abilities.
Through scaffolding, an individualized approach to learning, we cater toward the child’s interests and abilities, while engaging children in a fun and playful fashion. Stimulating their minds and encouraging a positive and productive outlook, will create a solid foundation for building confidence and self esteem later on in life.
We believe in encouraging children to express themselves in a safe and nurturing environment, where imagination and self–expression are boundless. Encouraging this freedom of expression through discovery of play, promotes positive self-esteem and inclusivity, allowing the child to feel a sense of belonging, in a place they can truly be themselves. These are some of the most fundamental building blocks for child development.
Through play they are better able to express themselves, creating a world where anything is imaginable. Encouraging socialization and understanding of how the world works, provides some of the most important teaching tools to help enhance a child’s capacity to learn. Family involvement, qualified and professional early childhood educators are essential factors in our early childhood program.
“Children’s games are hardly games. Children are never more serious than when they play.”
Statement of Principles
Our statement of principles correlates with those of the ELECT:
- Early child development sets the foundation for lifelong learning, behaviour and health.
- Partnerships with families and communities strengthen the ability of early childhood settings to meet the needs of young children.
- Respect for diversity, equity and inclusion are prerequisites for honouring children’s rights, optimal development and learning.
- A planned curriculum supports early learning.
- Play is a means to early learning that capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity and exuberance.
- Knowledgeable, responsive early childhood professionals are essential.