Education Program

Program Mission

To provide high quality affordable child care to the surrounding community that continually meets the developmental needs of each child and family.

Program values

We value the interaction between the individual and environment, seeing it as the basis for more complex learning and growth. Children come to own newfound understanding and knowledge when it is integrated into their daily experiences and existing paradigms in active and meaningful ways. This social constructivist philosophy forms the basis for our curriculum and our emphasis on all aspects of the environment. The program is influenced by the following Values that respect the cultural and are an extension of the education:

  • Love and self-confidence
  • Respect for people and the environment
  • Health in every aspect
  • Sharing with others
  • Problem solving and resourcefulness

Program Principles

  • Each child is unique. The educational activities offered to the child must respect the child’s pace, needs and interests.
  • The child is the main agent of his development. Such development stems from a skill and motivation intrinsic to the child. The adult guides and supports the child, leading to his autonomy.
  • The child’s development is a comprehensive, integrated process that comprises the affective, physical, motor, social, moral, cognitive and linguistic skills.
  • The child learns through play, which is the main activity in our childcare centre and the basis for educational intervention.
  • Collaboration between the staff and the parents is essential for the harmonious development of the child.

Program Goals

  • To develop a positive self-image, a feeling of self-worth and competence.
  • To learn to live effectively with others and to value one’s own rights and the rights of others.
  • To create opportunities to succeed physically, intellectually and socially.
  • To facilitate and expand language skills, stimulate curiosity and strengthen gross and fine motor skills.
  • To develop emotional stability by helping children cope with their feelings and understand the difference between how they feel and how they act.
  • To help children develop social awareness through interaction with other children and responsible, accepting adults.

Program Direction

  • To support the healthy foundation for their life in both physical and psychological sides.
  • To develop an optimistic attitude and effective methods to cope the stresses and frustration in life.
  • To encourage learning skills such as reading, questioning, independent thinking, researching and solving the problems.
  • To build effective life habits such as washing hands, food balance, drinking water and always be safety.

Programs

To achieve the educational objectives, we have four groups: Infant, Toddler, Junior Preschool, and Senior Preschool. Programs are based on children’s ages and developments.

  • The Infant program has 10 infants from 6 to 18 months old. We have 2 educators full time work in the program.
  • The Toddler program has 16 children from 18 months to 3 years old. We have 2 educators full time work in the program.
  • Junior Preschool program has 24 children from 3 to 4 years old. We have 3 educators full time work in the program.
  • The Senior Preschool has 30 children from 4 to 5 years old. We have 3 educators full time work in the program.

We provide a program that is flexible & play- based with activities that are developmentally appropriate. The goal of the program is to provide maximum opportunity for each child to develop their potential in all areas. Educators plan their programs in accordance with the developmental level of the children in the group and seek to expand on interests of individual children and the group as a whole. Children are encouraged to make personal choices during their day with regards to activities and playmates.

We therefore provide safe places that promote children’s health (adequate sanitary conditions, good ventilation of the premises, sufficient natural lighting, temperature neither too cold nor too hot and the level of noise controlled) constitutes an essential element for their well-being.

We offer clean and varied materials that will suit the different areas of activity in a perspective of development overall of the child, so as to encourage exploration and creation. The material is accessible and in sufficient quantity to allow the children to organize themselves independently, the adult places the material at their height so that they can see it, take it easily, use it autonomously and Storing it.

Infants and Toddlers Program

These young children follow a schedule that responds to their individual needs yet is structured enough to ensure feelings of security and predictability. There is a balance of indoor and outdoor, restful and active activities. One to one quiet times are especially important for the 6-17 month groups. Routines for play time, eating, toileting routines and resting are gradually introduced into their day.

Preschool Program

The following is a general schedule for the groups of children aged 24-59 months, designed to meet their developmental needs and interests, with room for flexibility and spontaneity.

The outdoor play depends the weather, season. The above are estimated times that vary according to the age of the particular groups. The schedules at the Centre are flexible, and change to meet the needs of the children. Additional programs and special activities take place within the basic daily routine. These include weekly music and occasional multi-cultural holiday celebrations.

Preschool Schedule

Time Activity
7:00-8:00 Welcome children as Family Group
(Comfort, personal relationships)
8:00-9:00 Small group, free play and art activity
(Group identity, good start to the daily routine)
9:00-9:30 Wash hands and Snack
(Health and nutrition, social interaction)
9:30-10:00 Clean-up, toileting routine and dress up
(Self help skills, body awareness)
10:00-11:00 Outdoor play
(Gross motor skills, physical health, researching and solving skills in nature)
11:00-11:15 Undress for indoor
(Self help skills, life habits)
11:15-11:45 Circle
(Group identity, language and emotion development)
11:45-12:30 Wash hand, lunch and toileting routine
(Hygiene, health, nutrition and body awareness)
12:30-2:30 Quiet activities and nap
(Self help skills and hygiene)
2:30-3:00 Wake up time and wash hand for snack
(Self help skills and hygiene)
3:00-3:30 Snack
(Health, nutrition, and social interaction)
3:30-4:00 Bathroom and dress for outdoors
(Self help skills and body awareness)
4:00-6:00 Outdoor play
(Gross motor skills, physical health, researching and solving skills in nature)
6:00 Centre close
Opening hours

7H - 18H LUN - VEN

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82, chemin Vanier,
Gatineau J9H 1X3

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