The Maple Bear preschool program is designed to educate the whole child - physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. The eight developmental areas are that are fundamental to our early childhood curriculum are addressed every day through careful planning by teachers trained in Canadian methodology. Integration of subjects in thematic ways stimulates creativity and self-expression at each stage of the program, with the focal goal being the development of positive self-image within the early years student and encouraging children to see themselves as capable and competent learners.
arts & Creativity development
Fine Motor development
Music and Movement
Language And Early Literacy development
Dramatic Play development
Social And Emotional development
Gross Motor development
The program's warm, welcoming and nurturing environment is designed to support the physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of infants while developing positive and healthy attitudes towards a setting outside of the home. The program flows over 3 stages that ensure the needs of all infants are met while respecting the infant as a capable learner.
Stage 1: 45 days - 6 months
Stage 2: 7 - 12 months
Stage 3: 13 - 24 months
Planned routines and small group activities consisting of themed learning centers and free choice play are introduced within a setting that nurtures a sense of belonging. Group activities improve social skills and gross motor tasks such as music and movement and outdoor play are also a big part of the Toddlers day.
Through engaging, hands-on activities and collaboration with their peers, our students develop crucial skills in self-regulation and communication, building meaningful connections between new knowledge and the world around them. Whether we are exploring nature, creating art, or learning to read and write, our focus is always on inspiring a love of learning.
The Kindergarten 1 program expands to emphasize subject streams: language arts, STEM subjects, creative and cultural expression, and personal and social awareness and physical skills and well-being. The focus on developing the whole child is sustained, as they manipulate their environment, experiment, clarify information, and integrate ideas.
Competence in language, reading, and STEM subjects is developed systematically and teachers integrate subject knowledge into a variety of active techniques suitable to the developmental stages of the children. Upon completion of the Maple Bear preschool program, students are well prepared for the primary school of choice and have a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
Our goal is to provide an education that nurtures the happiness and confidence of each child, with a focus on developing a well-rounded individual who is prepared to succeed both academically and personally.