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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Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Year So Far

We made dumplings ....which they loved doing! We painted our clay baskets, painted a graffiti wall and went skating. We've been doing some rhythm exercises and dance, as well as listening to different music and talking about what country it is from and what instruments they hear. 

We've had lots of good talks about consensus, problem solving and critical thinking about gender and inclusion. We had some really good independent, imaginative group play this week all together.
Yoga at Downward Dog has been great too!

We're excited to be songwriting and recording the next two Monday's.

Photos to come.