Our pedagogy comprises everything – from guiding principles to detailed and free form teaching plans for subjects such as Language, Math Play, The Heart Programme, Nature and Creativity.
CreaKids Centre plans curriculum to support all areas of a child’s development: cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and creative.
Learning in pre-school is hands-on and integrated. A child’s time outside chasing insects in the garden, for instance, incorporates all the ‘dispositions for learning’ as well as cognitive development:
Science – What type of bug is this? What do they eat?
Math – Is it larger or smaller than the other one? How many did you find today?”
Language – Butterflies are many colors. Let’s make up a poem about butterflies!”
Social skills – How can we all have a turn looking? You can have a turn next.
Physical development – Running after the butterfly, carefully stepping around plants, manipulating the butterfly net
Creative – Painting a picture of the butterfly in its habitat, dancing and moving like one.
There is no “math time,” “science time,” or “language time.” Learning is everywhere and happening all the time! Our teachers are skilled at looking for and creating moments of discovery and learning based on children’s needs and interests. They plan hands-on, minds-on experiences indoors and outdoors based on their knowledge of child development and best practices as well as the needs and interests of the children themselves.