The first 5 years have so much to do with how the next 50 turn out.Bill Gates Sr.
At Bulldog KIDS, we understand the importance of your child’s early years. Everything at their disposal during this stage will help define their learning styles and encourage social development. By exploring and engaging in hands on opportunities, we help young learners become critical thinkers who are passionate about learning. This passion and love of learning can then be carried forth with them into their educational journey.
Our kindergarten team is comprised of passionate educators who value play and see it as a platform to accelerate learning. Our goal is to assess each child’s current learning milestones and determine what opportunities can be provided to help them grow and create a strong foundation for future learning.
As educators we value pedagogical documentation. Pedagogical documentation is the observation of learning. This helps educators pin point prior learning and help guide children to develop skills and attitudes, and for educators to devise and present curriculum in a way that is relevant to students.
Our Kindergarten program is based off the “Four Frames of Kindergarten”, provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education. These four frames are designed to support the way a child naturally learns during play and focuses on areas of learning that are critical for development. We use these four areas as areas of focus for assessments throughout the year.
Problem Solving and Innovating - involves children exploring the world around them by engaging their mind and body. Children ask questions, test theories, solve problems and use analytic thinking skills in daily learning opportunities to help them make sense of the world around them.
Self-Regulation and Well Being - involves children developing the ability to regulate their emotions, adapt to distractions, and gain an understanding of consequences of their behaviours and establish a strong overall sense of health and wellness.
Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematic Behaviours - focuses on children learning to use language as a tool in their learning. They will learn to use language to help them think critically and begin the initial stages of readiness skills. It also focuses on concepts of numbers and encourages them to analyze and evaluate information.
Belonging and Contributing - involves helping children gain a sense of connectedness to others as well as developing an understanding of their relationships, their community and their world.