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Mastery Learning

Mastery Montessori Literacy

Montessori Mathematics

Cognitive Development

It is no secret that Literacy and Mathematics build on themselves step by step. Also that each child is unique and if compared to their peers, they are each at a very different level of development and understanding, which in turn differs from subject to subject. What one child is ready for in one subject, another may not be ready for and that is just fine!

 

At Footprints we believe Mathematics and Language should be taught and approached through individual Mastery. The pace of our Mathematics and Literacy programs is set by each individual rather than the group. We can do this because our programs are designed so that each child has their own unique plan and teachers work one on one with children until they have mastered each concept and are ready to move on to the next.

 

Through this approach we are enable to foster within each child a love of learning and a feeling of self-worth and achievement that will lay the foundation of their educational career.  

Ex. Mastery Literacy Station

Ex. Mastery Mathematics Station

Ex. Mastery Mathematics Station

Indoor Play Climber

 

Our expansive Indoor Playclimber is sure to delight both young and old alike! The Playclimber offers an innovative solution to inclement weather conditions, as children have the opportunity to climb, jump, tag and slide on it each day, no matter the weather!

Huge Outdoor Playgrounds

Our playgrounds are constructed with open-ended play in mind! Our Naturescapes Playground covers an impressive outdoor area, and feature imagination-based elements such as outdoor building blocks, log obstacles, jumping rocks, hills, tunnels, trees, gardens, and other natural-materials. We have also taken care to provide a separate age appropriate outdoor Naturescapes Playground for our toddlers and infants.

Outdoor Sand Shelters

What child does not love to play in a sand box? Well at Footprints for Learning we have huge 400 sq foot outdoor, enclosed sandboxes so our children can dig and play to their hearts content! 

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Playgrounds

Large Indoor Climber

Huge Outdoor Playground

Outdoor Sensory Sand Play

 
 
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Fitness

Fitness Instruction & Tracking

Sports & Gross Motor Gym

Dance & Movement 

Fitness Instruction & Tracking

In addition to morning and afternoon gym outdoor and indoor playground time, Footprints children receive at least 30 minutes of dedicated Fitness Instruction daily. Our Fitness Instructors track and communicate each child’s progress through regular progress reports.

Sports & Gross Motor Gym

It’s no secret that kids love to move! At Footprints for Learning, we design our program around physical activity with well-stocked indoor gyms. Our Sports Gym is designed to engage children in games, sports and large motor activities. Children learn sportsmanship and team work as well as having that essential time to run around and get out all those heebie-jeebies!

Dance & Movement

No freezing cold weather is going to slow down our kids!! Our gyms are used for Dance and Movement. Children receive dance and movement instruction along with opportunities to make up their own games and activities with their friends. Our children have a blast, twirling ribbons, learning routines, patterns and having just plain fun!

Creative expression through art and music enhances learning and is fun for children. We provide a variety of art mediums and materials to enable them to make fabulous ‘creations’ which are celebrated and displayed.

 

During free play time, children can dance to their own beat using instruments in the music centre or sing along with their favorite songs. Dramatic play is also an integral part of a child’s development allowing them to use their vivid imaginations and natural creativity. They have adventures role-playing with friends, using prop boxes and building materials in a variety of dramatic play centres.

 

Our role, as educators is to provide children with materials and opportunities to create and celebrate success with our little artists.

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Creative Expression

Sensory Exploration

Dramatic & Free Play

Music & Art Focus

 
 
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Discovery Workshops

Interactive Science Stations

Monthly Field Trips & Events

Building Workshops

Interactive Stations & Field Trips

We encourage children to explore their surroundings through interactive Science & Math Stations. Our children become immersed in the world of science, technology and mathematics. They investigate, predict, create and evaluate their world through project and inquiry based learning as well as sensory exploration. The complexity of cocoons as they hatch their very own butterflies, the fascination of magnetism, the wonder of the solar system… the world of Science & Math awaits them within our Weekly Discovery Science experiments and monthly fieldtrips!

Building Workshops

No Discovery Curriculum would be complete without Building Workshops where children have the opportunity to work with friends or independently to plan and build. They can choose to build with the famous Kapla wood blocks, or with the Giant Blue Imagination Playground. If they prefer, they can head over to the Materials Workshops where a variety of materials awaits their creative building skills.

A key component of our program is to teach our children practical, every day skills, independence, socialization and self regulation. Through play and hands on learning stations children learn and explore everything from pouring, measuring, latching, lacing, zipping and buttoning to the development of positive, reliable relationships with their teachers and peers. Our teachers plan and create opportunities for children to develop mental flexibility, a working memory and self-control. Activities promoting task initiation followed by planning and organizing their tasks as well as clean up duty are encouraged and monitored to ensure positive growth, responsibility and eventual independence. 

Ex. Practical Life Station

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Practical Life Skills

Practical & Fine Motor Skills

Social & Emotional Regulation

Self Regulation

 
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Communication

Daily App Feedback

Monthly Newsletters

Regular Progress Reports

Effective communication between parents and teachers is essential to the well being of every child. In addition to day to day communication, each month parents receive a detailed newsletter to keep them informed of all the upcoming themes, events, fieldtrips and other important information.

In addition, tracking the progress of a child is essential to ensuring they are meeting all those important developmental milestones and academic progression. We take this responsibility seriously and as such each semester our teachers send home individual Progress Reports to update all our preschool parents on how their child is doing developmentally and academically in our program.

 

At Footprints we believe in Early Intervention and so we arrange an optional Speech and Motor screening each year. If intervention is needed, full funding is available and together with our partner Im for Kids, we facilitate the implementation of the applicable intervention program.

 
 

We believe that children are our greatest heritage; that the traditions we put in place in their formative years will lay the foundation for their growing sense of self-confidence!  That’s why we offer monthly field trips & themed parties, Christmas concerts, Cap & Gown Graduation ceremonies, school photos, semester detailed report cards, and heirloom memory books.

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Memories

Cap & Gown Ceremony 

Concerts

Scrapbook & Year Book

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