Child Care at Kinder College
Here at Kinder College, we pride ourselves on being early childhood educators. We don’t simply supervise children; we promote healthy growth and development that is so crucial during the formative preschool years. We take our role very seriously by delivering the highest quality program for our families.
Child Care Curriculum
Our teaching philosophy is based on the Emergent Curriculum model. It is a curriculum based on the children’s individual interest and developmental goals. Children thrive and learn best when their interests are captured. Learning occurs organically and spontaneity is encouraged. Planning emergent curriculum requires observation, documentation, creative brainstorming, flexibility and patience on the part of the educators. Rather than starting with the lesson plan which is repeated every year regardless of the age, developmental level or interests of the children, emergent curriculum starts with the children’s interest. In short, it is a child-directed and teacher facilitated approach to planning the curriculum.
Infant Classroom Schedule (3 to 18 months)
Toddler Classroom Schedule (18 months to 2.5 years)
Preschool Classroom Schedule (2.5 to 4 years)
Images of Classroom (Richmond Street West)
The Kinder College developmental assessment tool we currently utilize in our program was developed in-house. This tool is unique to Kinder College and was created in order to enrich our child care program and take the Emergent Curriculum approach to the next level. Developmental Assessments provide our teaching staff critical information about our students’ development. This in turn allows our teachers to set meaningful developmental goals for each child. The tool also provides accountability to the program – can see whether or not current program and teaching strategies being utilized are effective.
Healthy Meals Prepared on Site
You don’t have to worry about what your child is eating at Kinder College. Our food is never catered and all meals and snacks are prepared on site. We prepare all menu items from scratch and steer clear from all processed foods. Our produce comes mostly from local and/or organic ingredients. Our menus have been developed for children optimal health and diversity.
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