Deer Lake Preschool Full-day Program
Children's learning environments should be flexible enough to support their holisitic (phyisical, social, emotional, visual, linguistic,auditory and intellectual) learning style.
By talking to children about their environment, and by giving them some control over it, adults may gain valuable insights about what children are noticing, and may be in a better position to adapt the environment to support children's learning and healthy development.**
Natural environments play a particularly important role in promoting children's early learning. Exposure to natural environments strengthens children's relationship to nature, building the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual conncections that are a necessary motivation for environmental stewardship.
Natural environments also provide the perfect setting for holistic learning.**
We are very lucky to have Deer Lake Park right behind us. Everytime we go for a walk it is a new adventure. We explore, learn, enjoy seeing all differnt type of animals .
In play children express, explore, combine, and extend what they have learned about the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of the world around them; about the words, signs, symbols, and customs of their language and culture; and about their own and other people's thoughts, feelings, ideas, and sensations. In the play scenarios children invent and explore by themselves and with other children, they bring together everything they have learned and are wondering about. **
Composting and Gardening
We love spending time outside composting and gardening, we believe it gives a great oppurtunity to children to see the entire cycle from something smelly and yucky to something that becomes a good nutrient for the soil; plus the whole idea of recyling and being responsible by taking care of our earth is one of our primary philosophies.
**Early Learning Framework