April 1, 2019
Children will play and practise those important skills he/she will need to get ready for full day kindergarten. In an environment supporting the relationship between the child and facilitator, and building for the Four Foundations of Early Learning, the curriculum will be guided by the research and learning shared in the How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. Children are coached to gain independent life skills and confidence. The early learning environment includes activities which encourage and enhance inquiry based learning. Children are encouraged to explore materials, ask questions, strategize, make predictions, etc. Opportunities to build literacy and numeracy skills are abundant. Social skills are modeled and supported.
Children participate in this program independently while parents/caregivers remain on-site. Parents/caregivers are provided information and resources to help them to provide a positive transition to the school setting. RECEs assist the parents/caregivers to understand the JK/SK curriculum according to How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. (Drop In – Parents and children 3-6 years preparing for Kindergarten)