Our Enrichment Programs offer children the opportunity to dive deeper into different areas, exploring interests and building mastery. Offered both during the school day and after school hours.
Our Natural Sciences program incorporates exploration and experimentation with hands-on materials, and exposes children to the many areas of knowledge that they will encounter throughout life, enabling them to develop an early interest in learning about the world, science and nature, history and culture.
From bulb or seed to flower, children plant and maintain the garden in both summer and winter. This creates opportunities for children to explore and develop concrete foundations for understanding plants in the world and helps children become more observant of the characteristics of things that naturally grow in their environment.
As part of a rich exploration of the different cultures of the world, children learn about the people, terrain and animals of each continent.
Children will explore the five animal classifications of cerebrates - fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Children will learn to ask questions, follow a systematic process of observation, collect and analyze information.
Cooking is a practical life skill that involves many familiar subjects, such as math, science, and language but applies them in a natural everyday way. The children will work their way through a recipe, identifying ingredients, measuring and counting what is needed, and then mixing everything together to create a delicious dish.
Exploring the world of cooking and food helps children refine their sensory perception, understand order and sequence, and develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Cooking and reading recipes provides a fun opportunity to learn new words and apply them right away. Children will learn the names of different ingredients, cooking methods, and how to describe tastes.
Adding different quantities, measuring volume, and scaling up recipes is a great way to apply simple math concepts to everyday life. Children will learn different ways to measure and weigh food ingredients, using a range of appropriate tools.
English Literacy Arts
This program breaks down language learning into clear component skills, making language learning fun and effortless. With patience and practice, we build the foundation for literacy that leads to an explosion to language, allowing your child to experience reading and writing with joy. Through our approach to literacy, children become confident communicators.
English Literacy Arts 1 and 2 guide children through spoken language and phonemic awareness (the sounds of words), creating words (writing), and reading.
Grammar is presented to the child in the same manner that they learn to speak; starting with nouns, articles, adverbs, and so on, building familiarity and confidence.
After each new concept is presented, there is always a return to the total language environment using verbal storytelling, poetry, story books and everyday speech. This allows the child to clearly see how the new concept is applied in our world.
Math is all around us and, for a young child, words like “more, less, not enough, and share” are part of daily life. Math is also inherently abstract. It is a language of precision that takes years to master, but at its core are the basic foundations all children need to learn: counting, numeral identification, and basic mathematical operations.
Children are exposed to rich and varied sensorial materials that build math skills gradually, laying a solid foundation for a lifetime of quantitative and analytic fluency.
Children work with concrete quantities first, before transitioning to abstract symbols. Once children have mastered counting and symbols from zero to ten, we introduce the decimal system.
Children physically add, subtract, multiply, and divide with physical materials that produce sensorial impressions for each process, before moving on to memorizing math facts.
A transformative creative arts program designed for young children. Through focused, small-group sessions, children learn to confidently express their authentic self in a safe and nurturing environment. Children will have plenty of opportunity to engage in process-focused art experiences, such as storytelling, painting, music and movement, which culminates in developing learners who are confident in themselves and their abilities.
Children learn to use art to communicate, mediate their thinking, and explore the beautiful world around them. Learning to produce arts helps them to communicate ideas, build their identity, and understand those of the people around them.
In this program, children learn about different artists throughout history, different art techniques and styles, and art from different cultures in order to develop a fuller understanding of the arts.
Through process-focused art and meaningful stories, children will spend the season learning about ancient forms of art that originated in China. They’ll be introduced to various techniques to help them create their own form of folk art and will learn about folk music and the respective instruments. This theme is a great way for children to learn more about China and how its ancient folk art became an important part of Chinese heritage and culture.
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