Program Statement

 

To ensure that we provide high quality experience for families and children, our programming and pedagogy is guided by the How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years (2014) document.

  • Every child has a sense of belonging when he or she is connected to others and contributes to their world

  • Every child is developing a sense of self, health and well- being

  • Every child is an active and engaged learner who explores the world with body, mind, and senses

  • Every child is a capable communicator who expresses himself or herself in many ways

 

Within a warm, nurturing environment, children actively participate in positive, interactive experiences that are based on their current interests and real life experiences. Our programs are flexible and creative and provide children opportunities for decision-making and growth towards independence and responsibility.

We view children as resourceful and competent, capable of complex thinking and rich in potential. By observing the children’s interaction and language, we learn about their interests, experiences and needs. By recognizing and acting upon teachable moments, the program staff engage children in planning activities that are meaningful and relevant to their world. With the guidance of the educators/Home Care Providers, projects are chosen that generate a sufficient amount of interest and curiosity to provoke children’s creative thinking and problem solving, and are open to different avenues of exploration.

We value positive and responsive relationships with families. By engaging families in a meaningful way, this partnership ensures that we are able to focus on their child’s social, emotional, physical, creative and cognitive development in a holistic way.