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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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Our Pen Pals in Laos

Together with the kids in the other groups, we made a puzzle and sent a note to our friends in Laos. We even sent them photos of ourselves! One of the teachers, Leah is friends with another teacher over there. They were so happy to receive our mail. Here is a note from their teacher:


Hello Leah
 
What a beautiful surprise the children had today !!! The package arrived yesterday morning when we wera at swimming pool .
Look at the pictures . They were very happy . I didnt told anything to them !
When the school finish for your children ?
Why you aren 't on the pictures ???
I ask to my pupils to seach for ideas to send to Canada ... They have a lot of good ideas .
Tomorrow we will show your work to our english teacher . She comes in our class 2 times per week for singing and reading stories in english .
I hope you one computer in class to show these pictures to everybody !
 
See you !!!
Helene



 (they are holding up photos of us in the park and at the canadian opera company!!)