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Updated with new Playschool handbook July 2012
Belgravia Co-operative Playschool is a “not-for-profit” co-operative school promoting “learning through play”. We strive to give children the tools to choose their own educational direction and the confidence to explore the world around them. Our objective is to provide children with the opportunity to develop to their full potential physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. Our school recognizes that children are unique individuals. All aspects of their growth follow a pattern, but all development is at an individual’s own rate. Children learn best through play. We therefore endeavour to provide an environment and a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for preschoolers, yet flexible enough to cater to individual needs.
The school is located in the Belgravia Community League Building. It is a bright, sunny classroom with access to a full kitchen upstairs as well as a large space for gym-type activities. Right beside the building is a recently renovated playground and Belgravia Elementary School is right next door. Some of the children’s daily activities are teacher-directed, but the majority of their time at school is self-directed. A wide range of materials, arranged at various centres throughout the classroom, is aimed at giving each child the opportunity to follow their own interests while still participating in the program as a whole. Centres available on a daily basis include art, dramatic play, blocks, manipulatives (i.e. puzzles, small blocks, stringing beads, etc.), and a book area. Daily activities usually include songs, stories, finger plays, music, large muscle and/or creative movement activities and sensory activities such as the sand or water table. Weather permitting, children also have outdoor playtime daily.
For further information on our program, please refer to the Parent Handbook below: