Addressing the importance of physical and mental health and wellness. It incorporates capacities such as self care, sense of self, and self-regulation skills.
Refers to a sense of connectedness to others, an individual’s experiences of being valued, of forming relationships with others and making contributions as part of a group, a community, the natural world.
Through their bodies, words, and use of materials, children develop capacities for increasingly complex communication. Opportunities to explore materials support creativity, problem solving, and mathematical behaviors. Language-rich environments support growing communication skills, which are foundational for literacy.
A state of being involved and focused. When children are able to explore the world around them with their natural curiosity and exuberance, they are fully engaged. Through this type of play and inquiry, they develop skills such as problem solving, creative thinking, and innovation, which are essential for learning and success in school and beyond.
We believe children need time to explore through play and have opportunities for natural inquiry. Our programs are developed with awareness of the children’s interests, individual needs and strengths, and goals based on input from parents.
According to our pedagogy ‘How does learning happen?’ children learn best when they are:
Children learn best when they have supportive educators who can encourage them to learn by being their partners in the daily experiences provided.
Our Home Child Care Providers and the Home Visitors design the daily routines to provide a predictable environment that is nurturing and supports children’s health and well-being. Our Providers also collaborate with specialized community resources to support and implement the Individual Program Plan (IPPs) to support the diverse needs and abilities of children of all ages.
Most importantly, our Home Child Care Providers work with families like yours to understand your child’s needs and create a blend of culture and child development to reflect the four foundations of HDLH.
Our home child care environments are set up in a way that will help each child develop to their full potential. The environment where children play is designed to encourage the children’s imagination, sense of curiosity and creativity on a daily basis.
Our Home Visitors and Providers set short-term and long-term learning goals for each child in care and provide experiences to support children in their goal achievement.
Daily outdoor play is an important element in helping children develop their physical skills. Offering a variety of different activities including indoor and outdoor play, as well as, rest or quiet time to children will help them develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.
Pedagogical documentation and Implementation of the Program Statement Approach. We do this by:
(How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years, 2014)