Seaside Children’s Centre currently offers all day childcare and before and after school care from Monday to Friday with a maximum capacity of 18 children year-round from birth to 12-years-old. In the summer months, an outdoor summer camp for up to 20 school-age children is offered in July and August.
We follow a blended approach style curriculum. This approach takes best practices from the philosophies that are the foundation of early childhood education including theories of John Dewey, the Montessori method, Vygotsky and the Reggio Emilia approach (Emergent Curriculum). We combine child-led and teacher-led activities within the program.
The four critical beliefs of The Blended Approach are:
- All children are competent, capable and bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom.
- Children are always in the process of developing self-awareness: as learners, in friendship, and as members of families, culture, communities.
- Play-based experiences take many forms.
- Children need opportunities for discovery and play, as well as guidance, modeling, and support to be successful learners and develop positive identity.