The Senior Room has 16 spaces for children 3-4 years of age. The staff consists of two Registered Early Childhood Educators. The Senior Room is a special place of child-centered activity oriented education, designed to develop young children’s spontaneous desire to learn. The program is based on the philosophy of learning through play, through which children develop self-confidence, learn to get along with others and begin to observe, experiment, inquire, and reconstruct their environment.
The Emergent Curriculum is a method of planning which focuses on observing and recording the children’s interest and development during play and during teacher guided activities, enabling the teachers to provide appealing activities, which motivate learning. This approach is socially and intellectually engaging and personally meaningful to children. The teachers follow the children’s lead and then introduce new and exciting activities to sustain their interest and deepen their exploration. Our emphasis is focused on developing social skills and problem solving skills, fostering independence, and building a foundation for lifelong learning. By documenting, it gives the teachers the ability to create an environment that will enrich the learning activities and provide opportunities to promote children’s learning.
During the day emphasis will be placed on your child’s participation in group and independent playing/learning situation, though the use of learning centres. Children arrive at daycare with different backgrounds, experiences and at different stages of development. Young children go though many stages as they grow and learn. One of the factors the teacher will be considering is your child’s stage of development. The most important goal of our program is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, and inquisitive. We’re allowing them to learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. We will foster each child’s individuality through the various stages of development so that they are confident are ready for school. We are committed to providing a positive learning experience for each child.