Foster The Children’s Exploration, Play & Inquiry

Foster The Children’s Exploration, Play & Inquiry

Foster the children’s exploration, play and inquiry Our Goals: Invite children to explore their learning environment and make positive connections Build curriculum based on the interests shown by the children from the previous week to ensure its child-led and focuses on building upon their curiosity Learning environment to consist of developmentally appropriate play-based learning materials Our Methods: Staff to plan most of their curriculum for the next week, but will allow for spontaneous activities to happen as the week progresses Curriculum to include sensory activities and resources for child-initiative play based learning such as reclaimed materials, art materials, etc Staff to enhance their indoor and outdoor environment with age appropriate […]

Nutritious Meals and Snacks

Nutritious Meals and Snacks

Nutritious Meals and Snacks We at Happy Kids Learning Centre believe that nutrition plays a vital role in a child’s ability to learn.  We provide home cooked freshly nutritious and delicious lunches and snacks.   Menus will be emailed for your review inclusive copies are placed in the parent communication centre.  We will be regularly introducing new nutritious meal alternatives that cater to our growing communities, including Halal options.  Please ask don’t hesitate to grab a copy if interested. All Happy Kids Centres are Peanut free so parents are not permitted to bring in home made goods.  Store bought, sealed birthday cakes are permitted as long as they are nut free.  […]

Child-Initiated & Adult-Supported Experiences

Child-Initiated & Adult-Supported Experiences

Provide child-initiated and adult-supported experiences Our Goals: Staff to encourage children to take ownership in their learning and consider risks in order to recognize strength and areas of growth Happy Kids to provide adult-supported experiences while allowing children to maintain a sense of autonomy Our Methods: Child-initiated experiences: Building with Lego, blocks, sticks Use of push toys Constructing puzzles Visual and creative art Reading and listening to stories Exploration through deconstructing and building of products Adult-supported experiences: Yoga and mindfulness Circle time, story time Toilet Training Workshops participation Sing-a-longs Supervised exploration of natural elements (water, sand/earth, planting) Cooking and food preparation

Create Positive Learning Environments

Create Positive Learning Environments

Plan for and create positive learning environments and experiences in which each child’s learning and development will be supported Our Goals: Play-based materials are provided that are open-ended and single-purposed materials Classrooms are organized in learning areas which are developmentally appropriate and reflect each student’s interests and abilities.  The décor of the room is child-inspired Childcare providers take time to get to know each child holistically and in order to differentiate instruction which is catered to the needs of the child Our Methods: Play-based materials: Visual art Fabrics and textiles Manipulative toys Puppets and soft toys Toy cars, people, animals and dolls Puzzles and board games Maps / globes Play […]