Emergent Curriculum

lfd 7LONDON FRENCH DAY CARE CENTRE INC. uses a learning program based on the Emergent Educational Curriculum.

Emergent Educational Curriculum is a learning method based on the specific interests and needs of each child at the daycare centre.

Our daycare staff observes the child at play to identify his/her needs, interests and natural abilities. We believe that observing children when they are playing and when they are interacting with their peers is a good start in developing a plan that meets their individual needs. We recognize that children learn best through interactive play, exploration and tactile handling.

The aim of the Emergent Educational Curriculum is the dynamic, holistic and harmonious development of the child, taking into account both his/her needs as a unique individual and as a social human being.

Emergent Educational Curriculum in a Daycare Setting

To successful implement the Emergent Educational Curriculum in a daycare setting, the London French Day Care Centre Inc. must:

  • Promote the development of the child in all areas.
  • Provide a rich, challenging, safe and welcoming environment.
  • Value and reinvest in discoveries in the child's learning and creativity.
  • Provide many opportunities for the child to experience his/her surroundings and environment through hands-on experiences at the daycare.

 

Our child care educators support and guide each child's cognitive development. They recognize that mistakes are part of learning and encourage each child at the daycare to advance at their own pace.

Our learning program at our French daycare includes objects that allow the child to experiment based on eye-hand coordination (visual and tactile). Successful experiences promote self-esteem which plays an important role in the child’s emotional development.

The observation of children at play, their interactions, as well as documentation of their progress, are essential elements in our implementation of the Emergent Educational Curriculum at our daycare centre.

 Emergent Educational Curriculum & Child Development

The Emergent Educational Curriculum helps children develop within the five key areas of child development:

Emotional Development. We attend to the child's need to acquire control his/her emotions of joy or sadness, and we help him/her build self-esteem. We assist the child in developing essential emotional qualities, such as sympathy, compassion, assertiveness and empathy.

Development of Fine Motor Skills. It is here that the child uses his/her fingers and hands to make precise movements in order to reach and manipulate small objects. Our day care staff gives him/her the opportunity to do crafts, paint, play with building blocks, string beads, etc.

Development of Gross Motor Skills. The development of gross motor skills allows the child to gain balance and use his/her large muscles to control certain physical activities that involve the whole body, such as sitting, walking, running, climbing and jumping. These are movements that use the large muscles of the body and help develop gross motor skills.

Intellectual Development. In this key area of ​development, each child will develop all the skills of the five areas of development: Gross motor skills (sitting, walking, running,
jumping, etc.), Fine motor skills (writing, cutting, etc.); Cognitive skills (intelligence, learning, etc.); Language skills (words, phrases, understanding, etc.); and Social skills (interaction with peers and adults).

Social Development. In this area of development, we guide the child in achieving the ability to make friends, get along with others, and to interact in a team setting within the daycare.

All these skills are based on self-esteem, confidence and cooperation with others.

Our Daycare’s Promise

  • Provide the Emergent Educational Curriculum day care program in French.
  • Follow the Emergent Educational Curriculum program based on the specific interests of the child.
  • Provide meaningful and assorted daycare activities to stimulate the development of the child, taking into account his/her distinctiveness and interests while bearing in mind the fact that he/she learns at his/her own pace.
  • Provide an incentive to promote the development of the child in partnership with parents in his/her environment.
  • Provide a safe environment outside the home at our daycare.
  • Observe, document and share the successes of the child with his/her parents.
  • Establish goals for the child to allow the assessment of his/her development.
  • Give each child the opportunity to participate in a program based on social, cultural, physical and intellectual learning; and this, based on individual needs, interests and abilities.

Please contact the London French Day Care Centre to learn more or visit our Mission & Values page to find out more about our vision, values and philosophy.