Areas of Learning

  • Circle time
  • Dramatic play or housekeeping
  • Blocks and toys
  • Science and discovery
  • Creative and sensory activities
  • Book corner and quiet areas
  • Music through singing, listening and playing
  • Cognitive and manipulative play
  • Gross motor development

 

Learning through Play

Learning is the heart of Stanley's  curriculum. Through play, your child is learning to develop independence, initiative, resourcefulness, curiosity, creativity and responsibility. Children need hands on experiences and freedom to reach their potential. Developing a sense of self-worth is a priority. At preschool, he/she plays independently and in an atmosphere where nurturing adults are close at hand if he/she is in need of help. We provide a learning environment for your child that enhances his/her level of development.

Toys and activities are visible and accessible for the children to choose from, thus empowering them to make decisions and choice by themselves. We believe in child self-directed activities, including problem solving, freedom of expression and making choices. Play promotes socialization and cooperation. An active learning environment stimulates curiosity and nurturing that bonds it altogether.

 

Learning Centers

Creative materials such as paints, play dough, clay, paste, toys, including puzzles, books, educational toys, dramatic play and dress-up, as well as blocks, climbing equipment, sandbox and water play are all part of their daily routine. The children experience these materials and centres within set limits. These materials help develop cognitive fine and gross motor skills, social, intellectual, emotional and language skills. Daily circle time consists of group games, songs and being exposed to new elements from the theme of month. Most themes are alternated every other year for the benefit of the returning students. Some themes need to remain the same, such as Christmas, Easter, etc. Also themes such as Street Safety are repeated every year because of their importance.