Learning Through Play
Children will learn to respect one another, to solve conflicts with their peers and to work collaboratively in a safe environment.
Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace. Individual expression and feelings of self-worth are heightened when children are given opportunities to feel successful and valued.
Language and vocabulary are nurtured as children engage in attentive listening, extended conversation and interaction with their teachers and peers as they discover together. The children are exposed to many stories appropriate to their learning. Early literacy, including letter recognition, sounds and phonics emerge through these classroom activities.
Gross motor skills are developed through indoor and/or outdoor physical activities and are part of the daily routine. Children will engage in age-appropriate physical activities and appreciate how keeping active relates to staying healthy. Fine motor skills are honed during most classroom learning opportunities.
Basic numeracy, literacy and science skills will evolve from discovery through play. Students will begin to learn to reason, to work collaboratively, to think creatively and to use the critical thinking skills needed for learning in the 21st Century.
Our teachers will guide your child through a year of theme-based units and fun-filled activities. Your child will be immersed in a setting designed for discovery through play learning with curriculum updates to include science and technology suited to their developmental stage. Your child will be involved in a dynamic social setting with many new friends and will develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge necessary for Kindergarten readiness. Smiling, learning and growing … that's what Brookview Community Preschool is all about!
Teacher Kavitha is Brookview Preschool's lead teacher!.
Teacher Kavitha has been with the school for 8 years, and brings with her a wealth of training and experience. She has been teaching for almost 20 years, has a Masters Cert. in Child Psychology, Diploma in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Teacher Jan has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, with certification in Early Childhood Development.
She has a lifelong passion for working with little people, and especially loves the 3 and 4 year old ages.
Jan focuses on the individual child as they form an understanding of themselves and the world around them.
She loves to use the social and material environment around the child to create learning opportunities through open ended play.
Teacher Jan taught for five years before taking time off to raise her own daughters, and over many years has been involved in the school system volunteering and assisting young learners, always focused on early childhood.