Independent and ready to go, our pre school program puts special focus on ensuring children are confident entering school by supporting them in their social emotional development. This is important in meeting new people, solving social problems as they arise and functioning in a structured group. Letter and number recognition is implemented along with activities to strengthen fine motor skills, creative play, math and science - all through play and based on current interests.
Learning through play is supported outside, using natural, open ended materials that lets the children decide how to play rather than being used for a single purpose. The children have 2 hours of outside play each day -once in the morning and again in the afternoon.
With a tire mountain to jump from, a bike path to race on, a giant sandbox for digging and pouring this yard allows for creative ways to burn energy and develop their coordination. Added are gardens the children plant in the spring and harvest in the fall to feed our pets and include in our kitchen it shows children where food comes from and the process it takes to grow. Outside play is a favourite time of day to let loose and have fun.
Expanding Imaginations Child Care acknowledges it is located on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy, including the Siksika, Piikani and Kainai Nations; the Stoney-Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley Nations; and the Tsuut’ina Nation. This is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.
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