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, September 28, 2011

A Very Fun + Busy Past Month!

SPRUCING UP OUR HOMEBASE

DANCIN IN THE PARK WITH OUR FRIENDS

TIE DYING CAPES

HORSE CHESTNUT STUDY IN QUEEN'S PARK

A DAY IN KENSINGTON

HAPPY BABES

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Back To School!

We had a great first week! We talked about the things that we are good at and can contribute to our group. We will turn ourselves into super heroes. We also found sticks. We each broke one and talked about how one stick by itself is strong but breakable. When we put a bunch of sticks together, the bundle could not break. WHEN WE STICK TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER! We painted some sticks and covered them in glitter. We tied them up. This bundle will be a reminder of how we as a group will be stronger together than if one of us wanders away or doesn't cooperate.