Early Learning and Care Curriculum
“The early years of human development establish the basic architecture and function of the brain.” (J. Fraser Mustard)
At Sunny South Day Care we offer a variety of learning experiences through a variety of curriculum areas such as:
- Sand and Water play
- Dramatic Play and House
- Numerical Literacy
- Gross Motor Activities
- Fine Motor Activities
- Nature Discovery
-Art and Creative Expression
-Music and Creative Movement
-Open ended group activities
Play allows children to develop self help skills, independence, competence, and understanding of different topics through play based learning. Our program enables children to learn to apply knowledge to a variety of different areas, explore materials to gain knowledge about the world around them, learn to read social cues, develop critical thinking skills, develop proficient problem solving skills, develop strong social/emotional skills and relationships.
Our teachers focus on the process of each lesson plan vs the end product to encourage children and build upon their strengths.
Every teacher at Sunny South Day Care follows the children's lead and embraces the emerging interests that appear.
Studies show that children learn best through hands on, play based experiences. When children are given ample time with a material or topic they are interested in, they will be able to gain knowledge from that experience, grow and learn.
As Early Childhood Educators we recognize and highly value the importance of our jobs as teachers. Each month our team engages in professional development outside of weekly coaching and mentoring. We are constantly striving to learn new skills so that we are able to provide the highest level of care to the children and families in our program.
Why Choose Our Education Program:
-Professional Early Childhood Educators and Program Owner
-Provide opportunities throughout the day allowing children to make choices as activities allow
-Experienced Early Childhood Education Graduates
-We accept and value the uniqueness of the individual child with regards to their background, culture, language, and religion.
-We accept and value and will enhance the dignity and worth of the child as an individual
-Plan Social, Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, and Creative development objectives for each lesson plan
-Encourage family involvement in lesson plans
-Encourage and praise children's efforts and accomplishments
-Daily one on one interactions with all children
-2 healthy and delicious snacks, 1 hearty meal per day
-Daily outdoor gross motor activity
-Daily charting of the children's growth and development through the HiMama App (www.himama.com/parents)
-We accept parental involvement as being integral to the child’s growth process.
-We offer a philosophy that is supportive of child growth and brain development
-Provide an intentionally planned environment
- Encourage a healthy self image
-Monthly Newsletters emailed to each family (hard copy also provided)
-Acknowledging the child’s feelings with empathy, understanding and reassurance
-Providing a balance between active and quiet play, group and individual play
-Face to Face communication with parents to speak about the child's day or other related topics
-HiMama parent app for daily reports and communication emailed directly to you!
We are pleased to offer virtual tours for parents interested in our centre! For a virtual tour, please click here