Early Discoveries explores many different avenues of learning. The M.A.D program allows young children to use a variety of textures and mixed media to create unique art pieces. Children are encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings while engaging in dramatical themed activities. Each child is encouraged to feel good about themselves and their own abilities, broadening their imagination while engaging in dramatic play. Instruments, music, puppets, and other learning materials are a part of this program. Children will develop listening skills through musical ques and following instructions during demonstrations. Kindly note that in order to join the 4-year-old program, your child must turn 4 by December 31st of the current school year.
This exciting program, taught by Ms. Shannon, is geared towards 4 and 5-year-old children who are creative, playful, and have a great imagination.
Music is an important key to learning by boosting memory and increasing vocabulary. Basic instrument exploration helps the children learn simple concepts such as rhythm, beat, and dynamics. We will sing songs with our activities and make up new ones by playing with rhymes.
Art is a wonderful way for children to express how they see the world and to showcase their individuality. We will learn colour theory, shapes, sculpture, and multimedia work. Everything from chalk pastels to oil paint sticks to feather and Styrofoam sculpture are explored.
The Science Program at Early Discoveries Nursery School involves playing with topic-appropriate toys, colour title pages and making observations of any ongoing projects. The children are introduced to the science theme of the day using videos, books, pictures or props. There is allocated gym time as well, which may or may not be adapted to fit the day’s theme.
Here is a brief description of the projects that are often included in the Super Science program:
The project could take on one of several primary formats, such as -
The teachers perform the experiment(s) and the students observe.
Students are divided into 2 groups and with teacher supervision, take turns performing the experiment.
Students can perform individual projects from start to finish with support from teachers. Projects vary in length, but most will be completed in one class.
The day is concluded with a review of the day’s theme or an ongoing project.
All projects incorporate a ‘hands-on’ approach as much as possible. Some projects will be written up as lab reports where the students will colour the title page, guess the outcome and record observations with simple illustrations. Others will be supported through crafts which they will take home. We hope to document these experiences with lots of photos and will put together an 8”x10” collage as a year-end gift.