Rockabye Daycare Calgary
Our aim at Rockabye Daycare Calgary, is to provide a safe and happy environment where children can grow and learn under the guidance and supervision of our dedicated and caring staff. We hope to fulfill each Childs physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs, whilst showing them kindness, consistent discipline, and encouragement in a happy and informal setting.
We have designed our program to provide opportunities to foster the personal development and well-being of each child to help him/her to create and maintain supportive relationships and become an active and responsible citizen in society. The Early Years of one’s childhood only happens once in a lifetime. We at the Rockabye Daycare believe that we need to make each one of those moments count. The first six years are the stepping-stones to what can be a healthy and loving life. At Rockabye Daycare, we believe in the nourishment and positive learning experience for young children. We will provide a caring and beneficial environment based on respect, attention and care for the children and help the development of the Child's sense of independence and self-esteem.
Daycare Early Years Learning Curriculum
The Early Years Learning Curriculum for early childhood teachers is to extend and enrich children’s learning between the ages of 1 to 5-1/2 years and through the transition into school.
The Curriculum forms the foundation for ensuring that children in all early childhood education and care settings experience quality teaching and learning. It has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognizes the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development. The Curriculum has been designed for use by early childhood teachers working in partnership with families, children’s first and most influential teachers.
About Our Calgary Daycare
1 to 5 ½ Years
We tailored our program to be suitable for toddlers to pre-kindergarten aged children.
Our early years curriculum focuses on key aspects of age appropriate learning.
Our program utilizes play based learning to keep children active in our daycare.
Our Daycare prides itself on ensuring each child receives exceptional and individual care.
Our daycare staff are vetted and fully certified to look after your little ones.
Our Daycare is in an easily accessible location in Calgary, minutes from downtown.
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Our Daycare Methodologies
Our curriculum at our Calgary daycare takes its core principles from Montessori and Reggio philosophies. We focused our classrooms on being an open and engaging space with multiple constructive, play, and educational centres. Children are assigned into groups and are rotated between each of our learning centers on a daily and weekly basis. These groups are also changed to ensure that each child interacts with one another in the daycare. Learning centers are a great way for early childhood educators organize the child care space and help expose children to different educational experiences. Rockabye Daycare can contribute to ease transitions between activities for children and allow children to be able to decide on which activities or play quests they would like to participate in; this gives them more control over their own environment and the learning process.
Learning centers will include:
|1. Creative art|
2. Constructive play/blocks
3. Science and Nature
4. Language arts
10. Math and Numeracy
Our Vision for Children’s Learning
“All children experience learning that is engaging, involving and builds success for life.”
From children are connected to their family, community, culture and place. A child's early development and learning takes place through these relationships, particularly within families, who are children’s first and most influential teachers. As children participate in everyday life and within our Calgary Daycare, they develop individual interests and construct their own identities and understandings of their environment.
Play-based learning: The context for learning during which children create and produce a sense of their social world, as they engage with people, objects, and representations.
Belonging Experiencing belonging is fundamental to everyone. Children belong first to a family, neighborhood, a cultural group, and the wider community. This sense of belonging supports children’s relationship with others and the basis of relationships in defining their identities. In early childhood, relationships are important to a sense of belonging. Belonging is a central feeling in becoming who children are and who they can become.
Childhood is a time for children to be, to seek and to understand the world. Being recognizes the importance of the here and now in children’s lives. It regards the present and them recognizing themselves, being able to build and maintain relationships with others, to engage with life’s joys and complexities, and meeting challenges in daily living. Early childhood education is not only for the preparation for the future but also the present.
Children’s identities, knowledge, understandings, skills, and capabilities change during childhood. Children’s identities are formed by various events and circumstances that are presented to a child. Becoming reflects this process as significant learning and development outcome that occurs in the early years of children. It emphasizes the child's ability to learn to participate and contribute to society. The Curriculum conveys the highest expectations for all children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transitions to school. It communicates these expectations through the following five Learning Outcomes:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators.