SimplySmart provides a platform for your child to develop their social skills from a very early age. Social skills are a key component of success in the future. In a global economy your child needs the skills to be able to interact with the world. SimplySmart provides that through our multicultural program. The Events calendar encompasses a global view and exposes children to different cultures. We also have dress up clothes from around the world in our Dramatic center and have previously put together a book of our families dressed in garments from around the world. We have several different songs and books that our teachers sing and read with the children to show different cultures around the world.
Assisting children to learn how to manage their emotions will help the children be successful in the world around them. We discuss classroom rules to teach them how to respect others and materials around them. We introduce, encourage and practice new social skills such as, sharing, negotiation, self-assertion, managing frustrations, recognizing their need for moment of quiet time and empathy.
Through our Science Program the children explore the life cycle of various creatures and basic classification. There are six main classes of animals in the world: mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. The children’s favourite life cycle is the life cycle of a butterfly and reading one of our favourite children’s books, The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
We also explore plants and their life cycle and the impact on the world around us. We teach respect for plants and trees through planting seeds, recycling and reusing. The children are able to explore the world around them using their 5 senses and each body part.