Preschool Class

Many age appropriate opportunities throughout the day are provided to enhance cognitive, language, social/emotional and physical development. Daily plans provide a wide variety of activities for using language during both free play and group times.  Teachers encourage expressive language throughout the day; taking every opportunity to verbally expand on ideas presented by the children.

 

For example, the teacher will add more information and ask questions to encourage the children to reason throughout the day, using actual events and experiences as a basis for concept (reasoning) development.  For example, children learn about sequence by talking about their experiences in the daily routine, or recalling the sequence of a cooking or science project.


The programme emphasizes social development as being one of the most important stages of development.  The teachers encourage the children to take turns, respect others, and learn to interact with individuals and groups.  They learn to choose friends and to be chosen.  The programme provides opportunities for the children to grow in self-direction and independence.  Overall programming is implemented in such a way that challenges the children's intellectual powers.  They are encouraged to think, reason, remember, and experiment.

 

The primary aim of our programme is to provide an environment where children can feel joyful about learning; setting the stage for positive experiences in their educational life.

The children enjoy many activities, including:

 

  • Science Exploration

  • Creative Art

  • Cooking/Baking

  • Special Visitors (Reptile/bug experts, Children Entertainers and more!)

  • Special Activities/Events (Kidlympics)

  • Fantasy week to a chosen destination e.g. Australia, China etc.)

  • Yoga, Music & Movement (with trained instructor)

  • Indoor and Outdoor  Gross Motor Activities

  • Computer Learning (Kindergarten)

  • Sensory Activities (sand, water, clay etc.)

  • Drama, Puppetry and Stories

 
Our Preschool program is staffed at a ratio of 1:8 with a group size of 16

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Newpark Children’s Centre is an equal opportunity employer which welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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