“Play is the highest form of research.”Albert Einstein
Early Years Program
Students learn through imitation and opportunities to engage in authentic and meaningful activities such as cooking, gardening, tending to small animals, handwork, building, imaginative play, tending to the environment, and artistic endeavours. While there is a gentle rhythm to our day, week and year, students have a great deal of choice in their level of involvement in different activities. At any given time, the students’ play and activities might include an array of different provocations that invite children’s participation across the following subject areas in an integrated and authentic way.
Access to a variety of natural, artistic, and educational materials allow young children to creatively explore and express their understanding of the world around them. Extensive play in our outdoor classroom and in neighbouring parks are important in our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten as well. Through this gentle introduction to schooling, we honour the significant transition in a child’s life from home to school.