ECC Curriculum Model
At the ASB Early Childhood Center, we are committed to developing and providing education of the highest quality. Our teaching reflects the value we place on intercultural skills and is inspired by leading education philosophies, such as Reggio Emilia and Vygotsky. The teaching at ASB Early Childhood Center focuses on inquiry, fostering creativity and innovation, based upon a solid foundation of character education.
Our Early Childhood Program follows the Ontario Kindergarten Program in PreK and K1, as well as AERO Common Core Plus Curricular Standards for English, Science and Math in KG2
The Ontario and Common Core curriculum seamlessly transition into the educational programme of the Elementary School. We aim for a cross-curricular approach, integrating different subjects into meaningful, relevant units of study.
Effective assessment is not about percentages or grades – it is so much more. Assessment is the way in which we, as educators, know what knowledge, skills and understandings your child has acquired, and is still learning. Assessment of student learning is ongoing and this happens every day as we observe your child at school. While observing your child, our teachers gain useful information about their learning, and can use the observations to make adjustments in ‘real-time’ to ensure that your child achieves the learning objectives in the curriculum. Assessment in the Early Childhood Center can look very different from what you experienced in your own schooling. We take photos, write notes, collect samples, hold student-led conferences, compile portfolios and work samples and use checklists.
There are a number of different reasons for assessing. The primary purpose of assessment is to provide feedback and improve student understanding and learning. It is also for teachers to understand and determine where a student is in his/her learning journey and what to plan for next. Learning is viewed as a continuous journey, where teachers identify students’ needs and use assessment data to plan the next stage of their learning. Overall, and in conjunction with the curriculum learning objectives, by the end of their Early Childhood experience students will have:
• developed the cognitive, emotional, social and physical foundations they need to continue successful school lives.
• acquired the knowledge, skills, conceptual understanding and attitudes to be confident and caring learners.
Reporting is when the ASB Early Childhood Centre communicates with the parents/guardians about their child’s learning progress and achievement. Assessment is the process whereby the teacher is evaluating the student’s learning journey, and reporting is when we communicate the milestones in learning to the parents/guardians. Reporting can take a variety of forms, for example, online messages, pictures capturing your child’s learning, videos of your child explaining his or her learning and through student-led conferences, learning stories, portfolios, work samples, anecdotal notes, checklists and reports.
Discover our Early Childhood Centre
We offer regular Opens Days and Trial Classes for Pre-KG to KG2 students. Please find more information below and select your preferred experience.