Continuous Learning / Growth
The Reggio Emilia philosophy is based upon the following set of principles:
Children must have some control over the direction of their learning;
Children must be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing, and hearing;
Children have a relationship with other children and with material items in the world that children must be allowed to explore and Children must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves.
What to expect in a Reggio-based (Emergent curriculum) classroom:
Children will be encouraged to do things on their own if able. An open-ended art activity will be provided each day (as opposed to craft) to foster their creativity and discourage competition.
You will hear the teacher/s compliment each child’s work specifically as opposed to “Good job, great work, I’m proud of you, ” to build self-esteem and discourage competition. Instead you will hear “I like the colours you used, the strokes over here, you should be so proud of yourself!”
Documentation will be recorded of children’s conversations and pictures taken for display which will serve as memories for the children and sharing the day with the parents.
School Of Arts
Mixed Art & Sculpture
Parent & Tot
Ballet Barre Fitness 16+
Parent & Child Group Piano Lessons
Music For Young Children®
Yoga for Kids
Yoga for Adults
Soundproof Studio Rental
Events, Classes, Workshops, Meetings
Flexible Child Care
Flexible "Drop-In" Hourly Care
Experienced ECE teachers
Reggio-Emilia Inspired Learning Centre
Preschool Prep Program
Kindergarten Prep Programs
Summer, Spring, Winter & Fall
All-Day Camps & Before/After Care
"A great introduction for toddlers to an engaging philosophy."
~ Mother, nanny and ECE teacher
"My son loved the class! First class he's ever been dropped off at and not had me stay. =) Monica and Donna were so warm and welcoming!"
"Instructors use a wide range of easy to find tools and materials. Instructors are very patient and works hard to communicate with kids with detailed feedback/comments. I really like the group activities (i.e.: cooking pretend vegetables in a pot for Thanksgiving, cookie jar felt board game) because it helps teach taking turns and learning numbers. They have new activities every week and it is very inspiring. I was impressed with the creative Halloween activities with the pumpkins, the colouring of the play dough in a bag, the many fine motor skills, art area is always creative. The end of session portfolio is also a fantastic souvenir. I find this program is much different than just "Strong Start" because the instructors pay a lot of attention to the kids and the kids learn in a more intimate environment. Kids get lots of attention and care. I highly recommend this program."
"Program cost is very good. Low comparable to other programs at community centres. Both instructors are very knowledgeable, very well prepared and good with kids! Great singers too!"
"The class is well structured and well prepared. Thank you!"