During our first years of life, the brain develops at an astounding rate. Scientists now know this process is not just genetic but is dramatically influenced by our early experiences with people and our surroundings - National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, n.d.
Evidence from diverse fields of study tells us that children grow in programs where adults are caring and responsive. Children succeed in programs that focus on active learning through exploration, play, and inquiry. Children thrive in programs where they and their families are valued as active participants and contributors.
Studies show that when educators modelled and helped children express feelings, recognize others’ feelings, and help others, children developed positive social skills such as perspective- taking, empathy,and emotion regulation and were less likely to engage in problematic behaviours. - Pickens, 2009; Schultz et al., 2011
Young children experience their world as an environment of relationships, which affect virtually all aspects of their development - National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2004. p.1.
Belonging - Every child has a sense of belonging when he or she is connected to others and contributes to their world. Well- Being - Every child is developing a sense of self, health, and well-being. Engagement - Every child is an active and engaged learner who explores the world with body, mind, and senses and Expression - Every child is a capable communicator who expresses himself or herself in many ways, are the four foundations for learning and development.
Welcome to Glen Abbey Child Care
Glen Abbey Child Care & Montessori is committed to redefining the standards of quality childcare by recognizing the connection between emotional well-being and social and cognitive development and the importance of focusing on these areas holistically through positive, responsive relationships with children and their families. Learn More
We do not believe in ‘one size fits all’ fallacy when it comes to learning and education. We understand that children grow in programs where adults are caring and responsive. Children succeed in programs that focus on active learning through exploration, play, and inquiry. Children thrive in programs where they and their families are valued as active participants and contributors.
This marks the beginning of your child’s journey towards School Readiness...
Children at this stage, are on accelerated track to acquire literacy and cognitive skills...
The Montessori classroom operates following the principles of Maria Montessori...
Have a day off? Join us at our PA Day Camps! Each PA Day will include a different off site adventure...
A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart...