A Place To Grow follows a play-based, child focused, emergent curriculum model. Activities and materials are chosen by the children and teachers to reflect the children's interests and developmental goals. Developmental goals are created based on the teacher's knowledge of child development theory,cultural context, research and practice. The children, the ECE staff and the families are all co-contributor's to our curriculum.
Observation, documentation and teacher reflection informs the planning of curriculum that is engaging, interesting and challenging. Attachment, independence and a strong sense of self are the primary goals for each child.
We believe children construct their knowledge by having hands-on experiences with natural materials. Teachers facilitate this exploration by providing real elements of the environment for the children to discover. This interaction between the child and the world is where learning takes place.
Click on the program links below to read more on each specific program.