Childcare, Daycare, Preschool, Group Daycare, Out of School Care, Infant and Toddler

Childcare, Daycare, Preschool, Group Daycare, Out of School Care, Infant and Toddler from Parkland Players

By: Parkland Players  12-01-2016
Keywords: Child Day Care Services, preschool, Child Care Centre

Our program is based on the philosophy that all children are equal and unique individuals. We accommodate each child to his/her own rate of development. We provide a warm, safe and nurturing environment to cultivate children’s optimal social and emotional growth as well as their physical and intellectual skills, in addition to promoting confidence and success, we also encourage children to learn to be creative independent. The Reggio philosophy of education began in 1963 in preschools in the municipality of Reggio Emilia, northern Italy. The approach was then extended to infant-toddler Centers in 1970. Through evolution and refinement over the past 4 decades, this international educational experience geared towards children aged three months to six years, has been shaped into a program which children can explore their environment through their own unique perspective, and use their choice of expression such as language, art, dance, or drama to communicate their feelings and ideas. This approach has yielded a higher level of creativity from children than the more directed educational approaches. Furthermore, educators have noted an increase in positive social behavior, less aggression, fewer accidents and improved school readiness among children educated under the Reggio approach. Under the Reggio approach, the teachers indirectly provoke ideas and solutions in children, and accompany the children on the exploration process rather than creating a distinct instructor/pupil relationship. The Environment is created and organized as such that is visually appealing to the children, and fosters curiosity and creativity. The ultimate goal is for the children to express their learning, knowledge, and experience freely and uniquely. Although Reggio-inspired preschools are rare in North America, with North American parents and teachers gradually becoming more familiar with the Reggio Emilia approach, the program is inspiring preschools to modify current teaching and learning practices. Parkland Players prides itself in being one of the earliest Daycares to provide Reggio-inspired approaches in tri-cities, and is also unique in being a part of a school that offers the same approach to education, Meadowbrook Elementary School.

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