It is our privilege to teach your child at Polka Dot Preschool. The goal of our character-building readiness program is to help each child at our school to believe that he/she is special through a loving and caring environment. We provide a positive learning environment in which your child can reach his/her optimum level of development in all areas: cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. In light of this tremendous goal, we have several key objectives for our children at Polka Dot Preschool.
We believe that children, families and staff are capable, competent, curious and rich in potential. We are committed to collaborating with children, their families and with each other as educators to create high quality Early Learning and Care Environments that take a strength based approach to learning and development in which children, parents and educators are co-learners.
“HOW DOES LEARNING HAPPEN?” is the foundation of our program
Using the common framework articulated in How Does Learning Happen? Our centre will support the children to achieve the following Goals and will meet the Expectations for programs building on our four foundations for healthy growth and development:
|Foundations||Goals for Children||Expectations for Program|
|Belonging||Every child has a sense of belonging when he/she is connected to others and contributes to his/her world||Cultivate respectful relationships and connections to create a sense of belonging among and between children, adults and the world around them.|
|Well-Being||Every child is developing a sense of self and health and well-being||Nurture children’s healthy development and support their growing sense of self.|
|Engagement||Every child is an active and engaged learner who explores the world with her/his senses, bodies and mind.||Provide environments and experiences to engage children in active, creative, and meaningfully exploration and learning.|
|Expression||Every child is a capable communicator who is able to express himself/herself in many ways||Foster communication and expression in all forms.|