Child Development Centre
EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM
Our Early Learning Program is a research-based curriculum designed to promote social, emotional, language, cognitive and physical development for children 18 months to 3 years old.
LANGUAGE & THE ARTS
Learning through songs, poems and the arts
Children reap the benefits of learning language by listening to songs, stories and poems. Our bilingual language program offers children rich educational experiences that promote language development. Teachers read aloud to children daily in order to foster a lifelong love of reading, while building connections to the real world. Our art program focuses on developing a child’s appreciation for beauty and individual artistic expression, while experiencing the therapeutic benefits of creating art. From creating their own masterpiece, to developing a new found appreciation of poetry, children benefit from exciting opportunities to learn something new each day.
An introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Children are naturally curious and love to discover through play. Our unique STEM program introduces children to concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Research shows that introducing concepts to children in early childhood promote the development of essential skills for later academic success.
Learning through our 5 senses
Each day we provide many opportunities for children to engage in sensory play. Children are encouraged to experience and manipulate a variety of sensory materials, such as sand, water or beads. Children learn best when using their five senses, Touch, Taste, Sight, Smell and Sound. Sensory play promotes exploration of these senses, which naturally encourages children to use scientific processes to discover their environment. Children are more engaged in learning when the process includes using their five senses.
Encouraging fine & gross motor skills
Motor, otherwise known as physical development, is an important part of child development. Gross motor skills are developed using the body’s large muscles - like arms & legs. Whereas fine motor skills are exercised using smaller body muscles - like hands and fingers. Each and every day, our children will exercise their gross motor skills by running, jumping, throwing, and stretching during active outdoor play, yoga, dance and sports. They will also have many opportunities for developing their fine motor skills through activities involving cutting, pasting, painting & tracing. Motor development is especially important for young children to become aware of their own bodies and capabilities.