EARLY EDUCATION BUILT ON OVER 28 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of 6. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.”
Gwillimbury Hills Daycare and Montessori’s Mission is to is to provide children with a rich, unique and inspired learning environment where they will form strong foundations for a lifelong of successful learning to their fullest potential and create cherished memories along the way.
At Gwillimbury Hills Daycare and Montessori we believe that each child develops their own unique knowledge, beliefs, culture, learning style and values. We acknowledge that families are the that families are the child’s first teachers and they are central to their child’s learning. Our educational programs ensure each child is respected as an individual within a group and is encouraged to reach their full potential.
We believe that children should develop connections and relationships with their communities and that everyone has the right to belong. Children, families and staff in our center will develop cultural competence and in the process, create a shared culture where everyone feels safe, included, respected and valued.
Our environments and learning experiences aspire to create positive and trustful relationships, courage, resilience, empowerment and wellbeing. Children are encouraged to be empathetic and caring. They will experience success, joy and celebration by taking risks in their learning, accepting and embracing diversity, developing confidence in themselves and learning from their mistakes.
We know that children learn best when they are interested, curious and motivated. Educators will have high expectations of children and will work with them to co-construct knowledge through learning strategies such as play, inquiry, investigation and research. Educators will scaffold children’s learning, through a responsive curriculum and a commitment to assist children in their search for meaning.
We acknowledge the many ways that children express themselves and communicate. Educators listen, document and assess children’s theories and knowledge and share these through documentation to families and the community.