"To be at the forefront of inclusive education and to improve the lives of all children & families across the lifespan"
In Québec, educational childcare services have a triple mission: ensuring the well-being, health and safety of the children entrusted to them, providing them with an environment that stimulates their development, and to prevent the emergence of learning, behavioural or social integration difficulties.
ADE’s mission is to provide an enriching educational experience that supports the positive social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language development of each child. The children act as active participants in their own learning experience, while our highly qualified educators are there to encourage and support learning.
Provide all children with equal opportunities for learning
Foster children's development
in all five areas
To help children develop a feeling of competence and desire to learn
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” -Aristotle
ADE follows an inclusive education model which ensures that all children receive accommodation and are provided with equal opportunities for enriching experiences in early childhood. The curriculum is designed so that children participate in activities that promote social, physical, cognitive and language development. These early experiences are critical for the positive development & outcomes of each child. Inclusive education benefits everyone involved by encouraging friendships amongst all children, modeling positive behaviors, and setting higher expectations for children with or without disabilities.
ADE welcomes and supports all children, at all levels of development. It is important for our team to work in collaboration with families to spot risks and signs of developmental delays in early childhood so that early intervention methods can be applied. ADE collaborates with professionals in child development & health, who provide in-house services at the centre, during a child's day at preschool.
Inclusive education provides diverse learning opportunities for all children
Inclusive education benefits everyone involved by encouraging friendships amongst all children, modeling positive behaviors, and setting higher expectations for children with or without disabilities.
Each child is unique
Our team is highly skilled and trained to respect each child’s individuality and own pace of development. Our educators apply their specialized knowledge in child development to their classroom practices.
Children are active agents in their development
Our classrooms are designed to encourage child-led and natural learning, with the guided support of their educators.
Child development is a holistic & integrated process
Learning takes place across all areas of development, at different points in time. We focus on the main areas of child development: social, emotional, moral, cognitive, language and motor (physical).
Children learn through play
Our program allows children to have many opportunities for free play and structured activities, individually or in a group setting.
Collaboration between the school & parents to encourage child development
A strong relationship between school and home is key for a child’s healthy development and successful integration into the preschool program.