At Hemingway`s Learning Centre we like to have FUN! We offer a safe, nurturing and learning enriched environment for your children to feel like children! We encourage self help skills, use of imagination, letter and number awareness, early literacy and math skills, we work to meet the needs of each child, and program to facilitate the growth and development accordingly! We accomplish this by basing our program around the Emergent Curriculum concept. Another name for it is child-centred learning. According to Dr. Hilary Jo Seitz, PhD, Emergent Curriculum "is a process of learning about what a child or a class is interested in and then planning a positive authentic learning experience around and beyond that interest." Emergent Curriculum means that subjects for studying emerge from children's interests your children to partake in!
Planning activities around the children's interests keeps them wanting to learn more. She goes on to say that, "In Emergent Curriculum..the child has various motivations for learning." When children are motivated to learn, they learn so much more than when they are not really interested and are forced to learn something. The children learn through hands on experiences in which they discover how things work and explore new concepts. As a caregiver I will always interact with the children in meaningful ways to direct the learning experiences and provide them with the best opportunites to learn.
Take a look at our Program
(This is just a sample, programs will change weekly)
Creative Arts:To encourage self-expression and imagination through manipulation of various mediums
|Clown Faces||Tight rope Collage(Yarn painting)||Popcorn art||Hand Painted Elephat masks||Pom Pom art|
|Language And Literacy: To enhance language, memory, imagination, self-expression, print concepts, and reading concepts||Going to the circus what do we see||Singing “One elephant”||Fav. Part of the circus||Preschool Yoga||Pom Pom art|
|Fine Motor/Cognitive: Hand-eye coordination, thought process and small muscle development||Lacing Animals||Tracing our Names||Counting popcorn and gluing them onto numbers||Cutting pictures from Magazines||Pom, Pom colour match|
|Math and Science: Where age appropriate concepts are introduced||Counting Animals||Clown Size Seriation from Tallest to Shortes||Sink or Float with Circus Animals||Making Scented Playdough||Elephant Weighing|
|Sensory: Exploring with all 5 Senses||Making Candy Apples||Water Play||Water Play||Playdough||Sand Box with coloured feathers|
Take a look at our daily routine, but please remember when children are involoved flexability is key. A flexible yet predictable daily schedule increases your child's capacity for learning.
A TYPICAL DAY AT HEMINGWAY`S LEARNING CENTRE
Washroom breaks will continue through out the day not just at the times outlined in the daily routine!
There will be a morning and afternoon snack offerd and a lunch prepared daily. All food will be based on the Canadian`s food guide according to the age and the nutrition requirments of the age of the child. Below is a sample menu. Menu has a 4 week rotation.
|Menu Week 1||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday|
Oranges, Whole Wheat English Muffin, Milk
|Mini Wheat Cereal, Milk, Banana||Half Whole Wheat Bagel with Cream Cheese, Apples, Milk||Peaches, Vanilla Yougurt, Granola, Milk||Blueberry Pancakes, Milk|
|Lunch||Whole Wheat Pasta with Lean ground Beef, Garden Salad, Garlic Toast, Banana, Milk|
Homemade Chicken Fingers, Corn, baby potatoes, Apple, Milk
Chicken Couscous With veggies, Tomatoe Slices, Peaches,Milk
|Breaded Haddock, Peas, Carrot Sticks, Grapes, Milk||Assorted Sandwhices on Rye, Veggies and Dip, Melon, Milk|
|PM Snack||Hummus with Whole Wheat Pita||Whole What Nachos and salsa||Melba Toast, Cheese, Grapes||Jam Pin wheels||Rice Cakes with Red Pepper Spread|