PHILOSOPHY

 

BB&TT believes that each child is unique and needs to be provided with ample opportunities to explore the world and their environment in order to stimulate creative thinking so that they learn to adapt and succeed in our complex and ever-changing world.  Children are encouraged to have respect for themselves, for others, and to embrace others and their qualities which make them unique.

Children are provided with a variety of age-appropriate activities that promote learning and development through play with the third teacher, the environment, that fosters positive emotional, cognitive and physical development as it is crucial in these impressionable years.  Children are provided opportunities to learn through play and experience all areas of development including language, social, emotional, physical, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and cognitive development. 

Playing is one of the most important things to do with children.  The time spent playing together gives your child lots of different ways and times to learn.

Play also helps children:

  • build confidence

  • feel loved, happy and safe

  • develop social skills, language and communication

  • learn about caring for others and the environment

  • develop physical skills

  • connect and refine pathways in their brain.



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Physical Development 

 

For healthy growth and development:

Infants (aged less than 1 year) should be physically active several times daily – particularly through interactive floor-based play.

Toddlers (aged 1–2 years) and preschoolers (aged 3–4 years) should accumulate at least 180 minutes of physical activity at any intensity spread throughout the day, including:

  • A variety of activities in different environments;

  • Activities that develop movement skills;

  • Progression toward at least 60 minutes of energetic play by 5 years of age.

 

More daily physical activity provides greater benefits.

Social and Emotional Development

 

AAP say that free, unstructured play is important because: 

  • Play is important to healthy development of the brain;

  • Undirected play helps children learn how to work collaboratively, to share, to negotiate, to resolve conflicts, to develop leadership and group skills, and learn self-advocacy skills;

  • When play is child-driven, children practice decision-making skills, move at their own pace, discover areas of interest on their own, and ultimately engage fully in the passions they wish to pursue;

  • Play and unscheduled time that allows for peer interactions is an important component of social-emotional learning; and

  • Free, child-driven, creative play protects against the effects of pressure and stress.​

Cognitive Development

 

Cognitive Development is promoted through various activities that strengthen memory, concentration, attention and perception. 

This is accomplished through such activities as:

  • Sing-a-longs

  • Story time and discussions about what they children heard

  • Practicing the alphabet verbally and working up to sight recognition, tracing then printing

  • Practicing numbers verbally and working up to sight recognition, tracing then printing

  • Practicing shapes and colours, working up to tracing shapes and then free form

  • Providing the children with choices throughout the day and encouraging decision making