In the Three-Year-Old Preschool program, nothing is boring! Even learning about basic social skills is a lively, exciting process, full of music, role playing, spontaneous encouragement and planned instruction. Over the course of the Three-Year-Old Preschool program, the Going for Goodness curriculum explores ten core social skills, including self-control, empathy, respect and more!
We have made the teaching of specific social skills a priority based on the advice of several child psychologists. Years ago when we began integrating children with special needs into our programs, a fantastic group of therapists and psychologists helped these wonderful children connect and interact with their peers. We quickly realized the methods we were using for the children with special needs were equally helpful and welcomed by all of our students. This discovery became the heart of our Going for Goodness program.
Each month we isolate and address a specific social skill or value. However, the tables are turned in the classroom as the children help their poor confused teachers figure out how to solve social problems. In addition to this planned curriculum, teachers address different social skills with the entire class as they arise during the natural course of play and schooling. Never has growing up been such fun!
The Going for Goodness program is taught and experienced through all of Wind & Tide's programs, but most routinely in the three year old classes.
Going for Goodness links songs and socialization to teach children how to be a positive influence in the world around them.
Mad Math Hat is a fun, story-based introduction to fundamental math and arithmetic skills, and helps form fundamental mental strategies for an often intimidating subject.
This introduction to the living word around us sparks the creative juices as we get excited about various living creatures.
Dinosaur Digs....Rainforest Walk...Visit to the local library....Waterparks....Beach Day. Field trips and Special Days play an important role in our social studies and science curriculums.
Our three-year-old program year is a spirited introduction to social and academic life, and is for children who turn 3 by Dec 31 of the year they start the program.
Our home like centres provide a warm and inviting environment in which children can live, learn and be loved. Highly personable staff nurture and recognize the individuality and importance of each child.