WE STRIVE TO SEE THE WORLD FROM A KIDS-EYE-VIEW
Bellwoods Playschool uses a child-centred, socially conscious pedagogy to engage young children in social and artistic thought and action. Using what the city has to offer, we empower our students with the knowledge to be socially and environmentally responsible citizens while they develop into explorers of their urban landscape.

WE THINK OF THE CITY AS OUR CLASSROOM
A valuable aspect of the Bellwoods Playschool program is to empower children as navigators of their city. We journey on regular excursions, by foot and by public transportation, to art galleries, museums and cultural events, as well as markets, parks and city landmarks.

WE KNOW ITS TAKES A VILLAGE

Our Playschool runs on a model that links a range of artists together to engage and inspire children. We like to bring in different perspectives and actively pursue a diverse teaching staff. As such, professional educators and artists trade chalkboards for personal anecdotes and textbooks for real life experiences. Together, they create an atmosphere that is at once intellectually stimulating and deeply personalized.

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Goodbye July

Summer camp came and went in a flash. Here's a small sampling of the many things we got up to.


Checking out the Humber River
We found a crayfish
And some chicory
And clover
Follow the Leader
An old cannon
Camping  in the park with Ted
Making our recycled blocks beautiful
Hanging out in the block house
Playing soccer
Making new friends at MOCCA. Inside the museum, the kids were really into David Han's Margaret Learns to Drive from There to Here.

A few things that didn't make it into the pictures: making recycled paper, visiting the rooftop garden at 401 Richmond, swimming in Trinity Bellwoods, trips to High Park and St. Lawrence Market, writing a song about the spider in the corner of the studio, jam sessions, endless games of 'A Cold Wind Blows', making mobiles and buttons and comic books and puppets, a game of Pin the Tail on the Monster, caring for the potato bugs in our insect habitats, sprouting alfalfa seeds, and our traditional afternoon visits to Toby's house for homemade popsicles.

Thanks to all our campers for making the summer so much fun! We hope you have a fantastic August, and we'll see you in the fall.