Educational Program

Educational  Program
   Basic Principles - Child Development:
We follow the educational curriculum that is developed by the Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés. This program is based on the principle that every child learns through play. We believe that every child is unique and develops at their own rhythm. We strive to provide in each child a sense of curiosity and a genuine interest in his environment, which will serve as a solid foundation for future learning.

Our vision is the over all global and harmonious development of the child, that is to say their full potential in every aspect of their person: socio-emotional, moral, linguistic, intellectual, physical and motor.
Emotional, Social and Moral Development:
This allows children to learn about themselves and their surroundings, how to play alone and in groups. It allows children to develop self-confidence and explore their emotions.

The child learns to get along with peers, to integrate into a group and to respect differences. The values of peace, non-violence, respect and search for solutions in conflict are among our priorities with the children.

Examples of some activities:
   • Play within a group
   • Group reading
   • Allowing children to choose activities
   • Learning to share.
Physical and Motor Development:
a gradual process by which the child learns to use the coordination of large muscles of the legs, trunk and arms, and small hand muscles.

The child develops his fine and gross motor skills along with his coordination by outdoor games like running, walking and climbing every day. The fine motor skills are developed with activities such as cutting, playing with play dough, drawing and building of blocks of all shapes and sizes.

Examples of some activities:
   • Build a tower of blocks
   • Walking and running outside
   • Dress themselves or play dress up
Cognitive Development:
A child's ability to learn and solve problems. For example, this includes a three month old baby who learns to explore the environment with hands or eyes or a five year old child who learns how to solve simple math problems.

The child learns to organize, organize his thoughts, reason, understand the world around him and solve problems. Memory games, memorization of instructions or rules of games, sound recognition, learning songs, puzzles, reading stories and imagery are activities that belong to this type of development.

Examples of some activities:
   • Identify familiar objects
   • Match colors, sizes, shapes and textures
   • Point out the differences
   • Match the letters in their name
Language Development:
This is the process by which the child comes to understand and communicate during childhood.

The child learns to understand and express himself through spoken language and learns to express his needs and emotions. Talking to children, explaining, listening while they are trying to communicate and invite them to express themselves in conversations with their playmates, staff and educators are activities that belong to this type of development.

Examples of some activities:
   • Reading
   • Playing games on the themes of body parts
   • Sing songs
   • Describe images
An educational curriculum for young children is inevitably focused on play. This is for the child the best tool for exploring the universe, understanding it, controlling it. Play should be considered as the essential tool of expression and integration of the child.

Play allows the child to grow and achieve in all areas. Whether it’s solitary play, parallel, associative or cooperative play, exercises, building, with simple or complex rules, they should be encouraged because they lead to different types of learning. By building sets, the child will discover the laws of balance. For games which include rules, the child will develop social skills essential to group life.

The structure of the classes is divided into several parts, arranged in several themes (e.g. arts and craft corner, doll corner, construction, role play corner, computer corner, science corner, kitchen, etc.).