“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”
At the moment, we are not running any programs for children under 4 years of age. We are working on preparing our facility and documentation for full time licensing in the hopes we will be able to run our program for toddlers and preschoolers. We have run a licensed part time program for preschool kids in the past and if you would like to speak or receive a reference from past parents, please contact us.
The following information offers an idea of what are program will look like when we are operational:
The Imaginarium Childcare Centre will provides a stimulating & nurturing environment for children to be able to explore, grow and discover. The Imaginarium will strive to provide a program that enables & enhances each child’s learning stages and helps each child progress in all aspects of development. At The Imaginarium, we will offer experiences and challenges that help promote age appropriate learning through a hands on and child directed learning approach.
Open communication and ongoing involvement with our families will be a key element of our program. Volunteering on class field trips, celebrating your child’s birthday & contributing to project materials are only a few ways to help support, encourage and mentor your children while in our care. Weekly, program plans will be posted on the parent board inside each classroom. Weekly newsletters updating parents on what’s to come for the week to follow, will go out every Friday evening. This will allows parents to see a glimpse of what’s to come, and it will offer them guidance in engaging their children with suggested questions. Families will be able to get a jump start over the weekend by discussing upcoming events with their children. By asking thought provoking questions, parents can help spark new ideas, concepts and interests. We will encourage our families to have an open line of communication with their children’s teachers.
Our trained Early Childhood Educators will help to:
- plan and facilitate activities and projects through the careful observations of the children’s interests
- provide children with pathways to form their own ideas, hypotheses, and conclusions through questions and genuine curiosity
- provide guidance, explanations, and the tools necessary to form a stronger and more meaningful understanding of the topic in question
- revist ideas to reflect on how views have changed
- retell the story of the journey the children took during their project
- celebrate their findings and effort
Our goal is to offer children an inspiring learning adventure in an extremely creative environment so they can discover the meaning behind “The Hundred Languages of Children” for themselves. We hope to be able to watch them grow into kind, independent, confident, and creative children, who will be able to make smooth transitions into elementary school with core knowledge of the world around them.