We are kind and responsible to ourselves, each other and our environment.

 

 

Philsophy

At Deer Lake East Preschool we aim to provide an environment that invites active engagement and exploration for all children. We believe that teachers must take into account each child’s interests, needs and strengths in order to successfully co-construct (build together) curriculum. We realize that each child is unique and will approach their learning in their own time and style. We strive to accommodate each type of learner through activities, equipment and the materials offered. Through positive teaching of these important life skills we believe that children will be primed for pro-social behavior. We also acknowledge that children require self awareness before they are able to self manage. Teachers support and encourage children to become more self aware and responsible for themselves through guiding them to be aware of their mind and bodies needs. Such as; learning to recognize their emotions, toileting needs, energy levels, hunger/thirst, dressing themselves, cleaning up their belongings and more. We follow emergent curriculum, which means that we base our curriculum on the interests of the children in our group. We are an inclusive and Anti-Racist program which means that we welcome all families and cultures while working to create a more just and accepting community. We see the diversity within our community as a strength. In light of our belief of children as caring, intelligent, capable and active participants of their communities, we are committed to empowering them to learn and explore history and cultures within developmentally appropriate contexts and to embrace with an open mind, the differences and the likeness of their peers and communities as a whole. We also adjust and modify our program to meet the needs of each individual child…”

 

At Deer Lake Child Care we use the Early Learning Framework, the ECEBC Code of Ethics and the Community Care Facilities Regulations to guide our practice.

In addition, our work as Early Childhood Educators at Deer Lake Child Care, we are guided and inspired by the rights of the Children, Families and Educators that we have separately outlined below, and to uphold these in our practice to the best of our ability:

 

For the Children:

 

  1. The right to developmentally appropriate Education and play

  2. The right to quality care, nutritional health, health care, safety and security

  3. The right to protection from harm and abuse

  4. The right to inclusion (acceptance, identity, race, culture, sexual identity, religion, nationality, ability, socio-economic status)

  5. The right to fairness and respect

  6. The right to be an active participant in their day to day life

  7. The right to privacy

  8. The right to build relationships (people, nature, community)

  9. The right to access an outdoor environment to plan and learn in

  10. The right to expression of ideas and feelings through the 100 languages of communication

 

For the Educator:

 

  1.    The right to fair wage, benefits and vacation and sick-pay

  2. The right to feel supported and heard by co-workers, management and families, and actively participate in a team

  3. The right to safe work environments and protection from harm and abuse

  4. The right to proper equipment and materials to support the children to do their jobs successfully

  5.  The right to inclusion (acceptance, identity, race, culture, sexual identity, religion, nationality, ability, socio-economic status)

  6. The right to Professional Development and resources

  7. The right to privacy

  8. The right to quality child care environments (ratio/staffing, scheduling, duties)

  9. The right to build relationships (people, nature, community)

  10. The right to access an outdoor environment

 

For the Families:

 

  1. The right to education and resources

  2. The right to be heard

  3. The right to be an active participant in the program

  4. The right to privacy

  5. The right to inclusion (acceptance, identity, race, culture, sexual identity, religion,      nationality, ability, socio-economic status)

  6. The right to affordable child care

  7. The right to to be informed of child’s day-to-day well-being

  8. The right to fairness, respect and compassion

  9. The right to quality child care services and community services

  10. The right to protection from harm and abuse

 

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