At Children’s Village Daycare we live by our 10+ Goals and Approaches. We strive to provide children and their family’s with a rich learning environment, by living up to these Goals and Approaches.
A) Promote the health, safety, nutrition and well-being of the children
|1) Positive eating environments are provided with portion sizes that are responsive to the children's cues or hunger and fullness.|| 1) Children will serve themselves
2) Nutritious snacks are available throughout the day so the children may help themselve when they are hungry.
| 2) We believe children are competent, capable of
thinking and rich in potential.
| 1) Educators engage with the children, facilitating
children's efforts to take reasonable risks, test their
limits and gain increasing competence and a sense
mastery through active play.
2) Creating safe and stimulating outdoor spaces for
intentional active play that is adapted as needed to
support children's varied abilities, offering challenges
that are within each child's abiliby to master.
B) Support positive and responsive interactions among the children, parents, child care providers and staff
| 1) Children feel safe and included with adults and
children in the centre.
| 1) Greet every parent and child that walks in
with a smile. Shares information at drop off and pick up time.
2) Educators are engaged with the children being
attuned and responding to children's varied cues and communication.
3) Educators are engaged in authentic, reciprocal
communication with children where children
participate as both initiators and equal partners.
C) Encourage the children to interact and communicate in a positive way and support their ability to self-regulate
| 1) The staff will encourage problem solving and
decision making before getting involved.A34
| 1) Staff will give children the tools to solve
problems by facilitating successful communication
between children by helping them to listen and
express themselves to one another.
2) Educators recognize and support children's
developing and varied self-regulation abilities in all domains (biological, emotions, communicative, cognitive and social).
| 2) Children become engaged learners when they are
offered materials they can observe, manipulate and question.
| 1) Children will have access to materials that have real
meaning that encourage investigation and problem solving.
| 3) Children benefit from a stimulating outdoor
| 1) Educators will continue to be engaged with the
2) Educators will provide outdoor experiences that
spark curiosity, invite investigation and provide
challenges that are responsive to individual capabilities.
D) Foster the children's exploration, play and inquiry
| 1) The room will be arranged to offer a variety of
| 1) Activities for creative, dramatic play, sensory,
language, science, block play, music and
movement will be available in all classrooms.
2) Rich open-ended materials that children can
manipulate are available to the children
3) Materials will be changed/added to depending
on the classroom interest regularly.
E) Provide child-initiated and adult-supported experiences
| 1) Children's experiences should be valued and
should include their perspective.
| 1) Staff will use observations and interactions with
children to determine what activities to provide next.
2) Educators will engage in activities with children
as co-investigator, co-learner and co-planner.
F) Plan and create positive learning environments and experiences in which each child's learning and development will be supported
|1) Children are valued as individuals and are viewed as competant and capable.|| 1) Face to face interactions with the children are
done at the child's level.
2) Children will be responded to in a warm and
|2) Observations are documented and used in the classroom plan.|| 1) Staff will be provided time throughout the week
to review documentation, both individually
and in their groups to plan for the classroom.
2) A minimum of one documentation for each
child in attendance should be done each week.
3) Educators will document children's learning using a combination of Learning Stories, HiMama activity reports and the documentation grids using the continuum of development.
G) Incorporate indoor and outdoor play, as well as active play, rest and quiet time, into the day, and give consideration to the individual needs of the children receiving child care
|1) Children can experience a sense of competence and independence as they participate at their own pace throughout daily experiences and interactions.|| 1) Staff will plan daily routines with limited
interuptions and transitions to maintain a sense of calm and provide large blocks of time for children to engage in complex play and inquiry.
H) Foster the engagement of and ongoing communication with parents about the program and their children
| 1) The staff will ensure that the parents receive
information regarding their child on a regular basis.
| 1) Documentation is visible for the children and
parents. 2) Positive communication is provided daily through HiMama.
| 2) Parents will be encouraged to contribute and
share their own experiences and interpretations.
| 1) We encourage building connections between home and the program by having an open door to parents
when they want to visit with staff and observe their children. Communication between parents and educators at drop off and pick up time. Parents are also encouraged to share through HiMama.
I) Involve local community partners and allow those partners to support the children, their families and staff
|1) Children demonstrate a sense of belonging when they recognize, explore and make connections between home and the early childhood setting, with their community and with the natural environment.|| 1) Educators will connect with families and community partners to provide environments and experiences that reflect and are relevant to the children's everyday lives.
2) Educators will help the children celebrate the
connections they are making in their world.
(ex. School bus).
J) Support staff, or others who interact with the children at the child care centre in relation to continuous professional learning
|1) Staff must continually strive to foster creativity, create rich learning environments, encourage curiosity and provide opportunities for children to think and work together.|| 1) Staff will be given the opportunity to engage in rich learning experiences whenever possible.
This will be done through webinars, staff meetings that focus on training and workshops that are provided in the community.
K) Document and review the impact of the strategies on the children and their families
| 1) The program statement is a living document
that will be updated and changed regularly.
|1) Each staff will meet with the supervisor/mentor twice yearly to review goals and approaches and share observations. These meetings will also include staff evaluations that focus on work habits and interactions with parents and children.|