In our child care program our curriculum philosophy is emergent. An emergent curriculum is a way of planning a program based on the children’s interests and passions. The planning of an emergent curriculum requires Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE’s) to observe children, document what they see, and use this information to plan curriculum.
Rather than starting with an existing lesson plan, emergent curriculum starts with the children’s interests. When the teacher notices the children taking interest in a particular subject, the teacher will introduce materials or experiences to further the children’s interest and knowledge. Daily documentation by the staff allows parents to see what activities their children have engaged in. The child care documentation is formed around the ELECT (Early Learning for Every Child Today) continuum which indicates what ‘learning’ is observed in the activity. Each child’s development is also monitored by the staff, based on the five ELECT developmental areas: cognition, physical, emotional, social, and communication, language & literacy.
In child care, staff maintain a portfolio for each child which is an accumulation of observations, reflections, narratives and stories showing the development of each child.
ABOUT OUR CLASSES
Our educational focus is to support your child’s learning, development, health and well-being through caring and responsive Early Childhood Education through various active learning techniques, exploration and play. We see children as competent, capable, curious lives, rich in potential. Families are active participants in all aspects of the program through exciting special activities and weekly Yoga is incorporated into our program, allowing children time to expand their perspectives on their own health and well being.
- Belonging: Learning through Nature
- Well-Being: Healthy Nutritional Choices
- Expression: Building Communication Skills
- Engagement: Nurturing Independence
Building & Caring for Nature
Communicating and exploring
the world around us
through sensory play.
Creative problem solving, math,
Exercise and imagination through
Group and Individual Activites
Group projects and guided learning helps children better prepare for kindergarten and beyond.
Focused quiet play encourages reflection and self exploration.
Building communication skills on subjects that the child is excited about.
ART & MUSIC
When children experiment with Art materials, they dabble in the sciences they are ‘creating’. When you experiment and sometimes make mistakes you invent new ways of thinking.
Music promotes emotional and creative expression.