A play-based Montessori approach
At our Play-based or Montessori programs our Teachers interact, observe and discover what children are interested in and plan activities to expand your child’s learning opportunities. Our curriculum encourages children to foster a love of learning. It also builds their ability to ask questions, seek out answers and build self-confidence. We are a childcare that provides parents an option to choose Play-Based or Montessori program at the preschool age.
What is included in a Play-based or Montessori Program?
In a global economy your child needs the skills to be able to interact with the world. SimplySmart play-based and Montessori program provides that through our multicultural program. Our Events calendar encompasses a global view and exposes children to different cultures in an interactive way. Our activities include dressing up in clothes from around the world in our dramatic center, as well as participating in celebrations of different cultural festivals. Through these activities children learn to approach and different cultures with curiosity and an open mind.
In our play-based or Montessori programs, we encourage children to be creative, use their imagination to explore, manipulate different textures and art materials in their classrooms. Explore primary colours and how to make secondary colours. Children learn how to respect the environment by Recycling and reusing materials collected by the room.
Math and number awareness is also taught through day to day activities at SimplySmart play-based or Montessori programs. The teachers work with the children to sort, make patterns and identify differences and similarities between classroom materials. They make charts for children to learn visually and make relations in objects and numbers.
Performing Arts Program
Another focus at our Play-based or Montessori programs is the holistic development of a child which cannot happen without performing arts. Our children participate in a music and dance and yoga program run by qualified instructors, who are trained to teach these forms of arts to early age groups.
SimplySmart provides a platform for your child to develop their social skills from a very early age by engaging in interactive and play-based activities. Social skills are a key component of success in the future and your children learn to interact in our very diverse environment.
We promote early literacy, phonological awareness and a love and respect for books early on. We also get children thinking about present, past and future. All learning takes place in an interactive way, so your child learns from playing, singing and having fun. For example, during morning circle we use Jolly Phonics, various songs, books and visual aids to make it fun to learn new letters and words.
Through our Science Program the children explore the life cycle of various animal and plant forms. They learn about the earth and the solar system and how things work. They learn about their six senses and the human body and health and environment in order to be able to make good choices.
You can find a SimplySmart childcare centre in several locations within Greater Toronto Area. Please check our daycare centre locations.