We believe that children learn about the world around them through play. The Centre’s image of the child is one of being more worldly, capable, competent and a partner in the learning along with the teacher. Both images represent an inclusive environment where all children are welcome and included. Our children learn about themselves, their peers and the world in which they live through investigation, exploration, art, drama, music and social interactions, while recognizing that each child is a unique individual.
Our staff focuses on the children’s interests and passions, as well as their own. They believe that children are strong, competent learners. The staff values and respects the children and believes that their thoughts and ideas are pivotal to the curriculum. It is the educator’s role to facilitate allowing the children’s ideas and interests to flow in a positive, planned program, affording the children the opportunity to discover, explore, document, compare and share their ideas and results. Staff believe in being human, honest, open-minded, caring and current within the profession. They understand that children learn in many different ways; small accomplishments are huge to a child who struggles within the program. We all believe that the learning environment consists of everyone (children, teachers and families) working together for the holistic development of the child. Our Centre balances indoor/outdoor active play, rest and quiet time within each of our programs’ daily schedules. Activities within the program emphasize skills, self-esteem, self-respect, self-regulation and respect for others, which allows individual children and groups to interact in an appropriate and confident manner.