Early Learning Kindergarten
There is an abundance of information that points to the strong connection that exists between play and learning. Our children are naturally curious and they explore this curiosity through play. When kids are playing, it’s the perfect time to learn. For example, they will chat with their friends, chat with the teacher, build something, draw a picture, role play at a play center, listen to an audiobook or sit quietly and observe. All of these activities help children develop, learn, and build skills they need in grade one like problem-solving, sharing, communication, and how to read and write. All of these skills form the foundation of a love of learning and is the philosophy of play-based learning.
Classes are led by an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) and a Certified Teacher (OCT). Some of the old curriculum is incorporated in the learning areas and expectations along with a more informal set of teaching processes traditionally followed by ECE’s. There are six (6) learning areas in the Kindergarten Curriculum:
- Personal and Social Development 2) Language 3) Math 4) Science and Technology 5) Health and Physical Activity and 6) Arts.
For specific descriptions of each of these six areas, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Education’s website on Early Learning Kindergarten