All children are unique and each has his or her own personality, strengths and weaknesses and ways of learning. We view each child as competent and curious individuals who are rich in potential and capable of complex thinking. As educators, it is our responsibility to tap into how a particular child learns and develop strategies to help the child master all fundamental skills. Teachers and management provide a variety of classroom materials and learning opportunities with the children’s interests in mind to help guide the children to reach their full potential and make educated choices.
We believe that all children have the right to quality care and education in a safe and healthy environment with an emphasis on nutrition for overall well-being. Children’s safety is our number one concern. As well as Children’s safety, we value a healthy environment by ensuring that our center and classrooms are clean and free of hazardous materials or equipment which may pose a risk to children. Happy Kids is proactive in our attempt to eliminate to the best of our ability illnesses and diseases by practicing and promoting proper hygiene procedures for both our staff and children.
Our program promotes the health, safety, nutrition and well-being of all children in our care so that this potential can be reached. We support positive and responsive interactions among our children, parents, and staff. We also encourage our children to interact and communicate in a positive way and support their ability to self-regulate. We foster our children’s exploration, play and inquiry by providing child-initiated and adult-supported experiences. Our teachers plan for and create positive learning environments and experiences where each child’s learning and development will be supported. Our program incorporates indoor and outdoor play, as well as active play, rest and quiet time, into the day, and gives consideration to the individual needs of each child at our centre. In order to meet these goals, we foster the engagement of, and ongoing communication with parents about the program and their children.