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ECE Curriculum Model

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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.

Learning is child-centred and designed to foster a love of learning, develop confidence and promote independence. Teaching and learning experiences are designed to provide a solid foundation for the child’s future schooling and academic success. An ASB Early Childhood education focuses on the learner and the student is at the centre of everything we do. We “develop responsible learners ready for the future”. To do this, we plan carefully, in order to inspire students to wonder, challenge students to explore, support students to create and empower students to make connections. 
Our educational program views a successful child as one who is curious, confident, competent, and well prepared for the future. It also recognizes the importance of the environment in providing learning opportunities for children to investigate, analyse, question, test ideas and take action. Emphasis is placed on the development of collaborative skills, social skills, independence and developing a sense of belonging. Children are encouraged to use language opportunities to investigate, to explore and to reflect on their experiences and provide opportunities for all to learn and explore together.
 

Our Curriculum 

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.

Ontario Kindergarten Program AERO English Language Arts AERO Math

Assessment 

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 

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. 

Experience our Early Childhood