Play-Based Learning for Children Aged 3 to 5
Our play-based environment is guided by the BC Early Learning Framework document which supports the creation of a rich early learning experience and environment that enhances a young child’s natural curiousity to learn.
Why Preschool Is Important
Current research suggests that there are vital windows of opportunity in a preschool age child’s development that prepares them for academic success later in their life. Rich experiences during the early years strongly influences a love for life-long learning and health. We believe every child deserves this opportunity to succeed!
In preschool, a child can:
- Establish a lifelong love of learning
- Learn to be social and play with peers
- Develop confidence and self-esteem
- Learn to work in a team
- Acquire key social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills
- Learn the value of respectful listening
What Happens At Preschool
Our approach to preschool follows the play-based Early Learning Framework. This means the activities your child participates in are not only fun and age-appropriate, but will also encourage learning. Your child will have his or her social, emotional, physical, cognitive and creative needs encouraged during an extraordinary time of development and growth.
A day at preschool usually looks like this:
- Everybody meets up, says hello, and gets ready to play and spend time together
- A time of free play with opportunities for arts and crafts activities
- A healthy snack
- Circle Time: singing songs, doing finger plays, listening to stories, playing games, and sharing
- Outdoor play (weather permitting)