Although it is important for children to have the freedom to express themselves as they develop in early childhood, it is also crucial to provide them with a safe and nurturing environment in which to do so. With this in mind, rules are a very necessary component of any facility for day care in Aurora or elsewhere in the GTA and should be one of the first things you ask about when evaluating local centres. If you are not sure why rules are so important or what factors you should be considering when Read more [...]
Montessori educational facilities have much to recommend them, which is why they have become increasingly popular in recent years - not just in Aurora and adjacent areas but in all parts of Ontario and elsewhere in Canada too. However, unless you already have a child in such a school, you are likely to be quite surprised by the differences between Montessori style institutions and regular schools when you first enrol your son or daughter in one. To prepare you for the experience we have written a Read more [...]
Whether you are looking for a Montessori style School in Richmond Hill, Vaughan or another part of the GTA completely, one thing to bear in mind is that not all of the schools you come across will operate in exactly the same way. Because they are focused on responding to the needs of individual students rather than a strict set of teaching rules, Montessori style schools may differ quite widely in the way they are run on a day-to-day basis and in the goals they place most importance on as far as Read more [...]
Parents who are looking for somewhere they can leave their preschool children while they do a part-time job or take care of other family responsibilities are obviously keen to ensure that wherever they choose is fully accredited and approved by local government authorities. However, there is a lot more than basic health and safety considerations to think about when selecting a day care facility for your son or daughter. Below, we look at some of the reasons it is so important to evaluate all your Read more [...]
I recently spoke to 300 camp directors about how to make children more resilient to life stress. Summer camps, we discovered, are perfect places to help children optimize their psychosocial development.
After all, summer camps are places where children get the experiences they need to bolster their range of coping strategies. There are the simple challenges of learning how to build a fire, going on a hike, or conquering a high ropes course. There are the much more complex challenges of getting Read more [...]