Play is Essential
According to the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), play is essential for optimal development. Read more…
The Bumblebee program is a play-based program designed for children aged three and four. In surroundings that are filled with natural daylight, a variety of play areas encourage a child’s self-expression – painting and drawing, water and sand play, building blocks, dramatic play/dress-up area and a quiet loft area for reading.
Emphasis is placed on being considerate and on understanding that each child has an important place in the group. Children learn to co-operate with each other and how to interact with friends. Good manners are encouraged and practised daily.
A parent provides a group snack for the class daily. Our children take turns participating in show & tell, which promotes an opportunity for the children to practise social skills and to gain confidence when public speaking.
Outside play and gym time allows children to experience all of the developmental domains including physical, emotional, social and cognitive.