Our program philosophy is put into practice through an approach called "Emergent Curriculum". Emergent curriculum is a method which allows learning activities to evolve from the interests of the children as well as the interests of the teachers. Both adults and children have initiative and make decisions. The power to impact curriculum means the adults provision the environment and add provocations of what interests the children, and the children expand their knowledge by actively exploring materials.
Information is gathered by observing and documenting what the children are doing. Teachers present opportunitites to expand on the children's interests. We believe that play is children's work. Providing rich play opportunities with purposeful planning in developmentally appropriate ways supports children's learning and the development of a positive self esteem.
Families are a vital part of our program's curriculum. We value the interests, concerns and diversity of the families in our program and encourage families to participate in our day to day activities. Please talk to your child's teachers if you are interested in participating.