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Infant

Age Range: 6 months to 18 months

Program Details:

At Vista Kids Town we see children as participants in their own learning, capable of contributions and decision making. All staffs play with children using their professional techniques to form a nurturing environment, fun, and open environment that reflect on observations and interactions to make informed decisions that will motivate and support children as learners.

We believe that Playing to Learn is the best research-based approach to ensuring a child’s continued enthusiasm and capacity for life-long learning. We know that play provides the foundations for language, literacy, mathematics, science, technology, and the arts. Children discover learning through creative play, in alignment with developmental benchmarks.

Playing to Learn emphasizes:
* The importance of relationships in learning
* Moving through the day in the child-centered environment
* Developing character skills including independence and self-reliance
* A structured routine which can help children flourish

Infant

Age Range: 6 months to 18 months

Program Details:

At Vista Kids Town we see children as participants in their own learning, capable of contributions and decision making. All staffs play with children using their professional techniques to form a nurturing environment, fun, and open environment that reflect on observations and interactions to make informed decisions that will motivate and support children as learners.

We believe that Playing to Learn is the best research-based approach to ensuring a child’s continued enthusiasm and capacity for life-long learning. We know that play provides the foundations for language, literacy, mathematics, science, technology, and the arts. Children discover learning through creative play, in alignment with developmental benchmarks.

Playing to Learn emphasizes:
* The importance of relationships in learning
* Moving through the day in the child-centered environment
* Developing character skills including independence and self-reliance
* A structured routine which can help children flourish

Toddler

Age Range: 19 months to 3 years old

Program Details:

At Vista Kids Town we see children as participants in their own learning, capable of contributions and decision making. All staffs play with children using their professional techniques to form a nurturing environment, fun, and open environment that reflect on observations and interactions to make informed decisions that will motivate and support children as learners.

We believe that Playing to Learn is the best research-based approach to ensuring a child’s continued enthusiasm and capacity for life-long learning. We know that play provides the foundations for language, literacy, mathematics, science, technology, and the arts. Children discover learning through creative play, in alignment with developmental benchmarks.

Playing to Learn emphasizes:
* The importance of relationships in learning
* Learning opportunities based on the child’s interest
* Moving through the day in the child-centered environment
* Introduction to activities like music, dance and sport
* Detailed documentation of the child’s progress
* Developing character skills including independence and self-reliance
* A structured routine which can help children flourish

Toddler

Age Range: 19 months to 3 years old

Program Details:

At Vista Kids Town we see children as participants in their own learning, capable of contributions and decision making. All staffs play with children using their professional techniques to form a nurturing environment, fun, and open environment that reflect on observations and interactions to make informed decisions that will motivate and support children as learners.

We believe that Playing to Learn is the best research-based approach to ensuring a child’s continued enthusiasm and capacity for life-long learning. We know that play provides the foundations for language, literacy, mathematics, science, technology, and the arts. Children discover learning through creative play, in alignment with developmental benchmarks.

Playing to Learn emphasizes:
* The importance of relationships in learning
* Learning opportunities based on the child’s interest
* Moving through the day in the child-centered environment
* Introduction to activities like music, dance and sport
* Detailed documentation of the child’s progress
* Developing character skills including independence and self-reliance
* A structured routine which can help children flourish

Pre-School

Age Range: 3 years old to 5 years old +

Program Details:

Preschool class is a hotbed of learning for kids. Children, especially young ones, are eager learners. They’re like sponges: they soak up everything around them—the environment, surroundings, sights, and sounds. Our Centre offers an equal combination of play-based and sit-down learning.

Benefits of Preschool
The benefits of attending preschool go much deeper than simply better school performance: Experts say that early education promotes a lifelong love of learning. Other benefits of preschool include:
* Improved social skills and manners
* Opportunity to learn through play
* Easier transitions – exposure to the routine of school early on helps children transition into the school environment when they are older
* Interaction with children of different age groups. Friendship system helps children to learn and model the behaviour of each other
* A jump-start on basic knowledge like reading, writing, math and concepts like seasons and telling big numbers

Preschool Learning Goals
No matter the approach or philosophy, though, most preschools tend to have similar educational goals. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, some of their more important goals include the following:
* To enable children to meet important developmental milestones
* To challenge and stimulate
* To promote creativity, social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development
* To prepare children for kindergarten or school

Pre-School

Age Range: 3 years old to 5 years old +

Program Details:

Preschool class is a hotbed of learning for kids. Children, especially young ones, are eager learners. They’re like sponges: they soak up everything around them—the environment, surroundings, sights, and sounds. Our Centre offers an equal combination of play-based and sit-down learning.

Benefits of Preschool
The benefits of attending preschool go much deeper than simply better school performance: Experts say that early education promotes a lifelong love of learning. Other benefits of preschool include:
* Improved social skills and manners
* Opportunity to learn through play
* Easier transitions – exposure to the routine of school early on helps children transition into the school environment when they are older
* Interaction with children of different age groups. Friendship system helps children to learn and model the behaviour of each other
* A jump-start on basic knowledge like reading, writing, math and concepts like seasons and telling big numbers

Preschool Learning Goals
No matter the approach or philosophy, though, most preschools tend to have similar educational goals. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, some of their more important goals include the following:
* To enable children to meet important developmental milestones
* To challenge and stimulate
* To promote creativity, social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development
* To prepare children for kindergarten or school

Don’t Forget!

** All children must bring their own name labelled blanket, diapers, and personal cream/medicine.

SPRING/FALL

Indoor shoes, extra clothes, sweater, rain coat, rain boots, water proof clothes

SUMMER

indoor shoes, extra clothes, hat/cap, water bottle (for field trips ) *No sandals or flip flops

WINTER

indoor shoes, extra clothes, winter boots, winter coat, mittens/gloves, ear muffs, winter hat/toque, scarf

Vista Kids Town’s “4-ways”

Learning Approaches

Play-based learning: learning is built around uninterrupted blocks of play time.

Curriculum-based learning: learning is focused on academic skills.

Theme-based learning: learning is based on monthly themes (e.g., animals, colours, seasons).

Experiential learning: learning is based on practical outcomes both in and outside of class.

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