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|English Language Arts|
By the end of Senior Kindergarten children will communicate effectively in English by listening and speaking, will have a good understanding of alphabetical symbols, will be able to read basic text in English, will be able to use phonic strategies to approach new words, will be capable of using writing strategies appropriate for beginners, and finally, will be able to use and respond to media.
|Personal and Social Development|
Children will learn to share, to respect others, to listen, and to understand that people have different talents and functions in our society.
|Science and Technology|
Children will demonstrate curiosity about the natural world, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics of common materials, identify cycles in nature using techniques of observation, and work with others in using the computer in all aspects of their studies.
Children will become problem solvers.
They will learn about patterns in the environment, number concepts, comparisons, sets, basic formal operations (e.g. adding and subtracting), 2-D and 3-D objects, simple graphs, basic measurements, estimation and basic probability.
Early Childhood Education is not a phase in which the children are just passing time. It is the most important moment of their development. Here, they start to build a foundation from which to be successful in the following years. The Maple Bear Early Childhood Education Program uses classroom spaces where activities in groups both big and small are performed. A variety of learning centers are provided to respond to the diverse needs and interests of the children. Maple Bear is a safe space where experimentation is encouraged, and students feel confident and grow as learners.
|Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential.|
|Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future opportunities.|
|Maple Bear sets high standards to ensure children’s readiness for elementary school.|
|Maple Bear gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provides the right foundation for good progress through school and life|
|Language development and acquisition|
Children enter Maple Bear School with some basis in their home language.
In learning their first language children pass through several stages in predictable order: listening, developing understanding, speaking, reading and writing.
Successive stages begin while preceding stages are still in development.
When Maple Bear children learn English as a new language their development in English proceeds through the same stages in the same sequence as in learning their first language.
Research shows that learning two languages at an early age offers both linguistic and cognitive advantages.
Immersion methodology is used in Maple Bear schools to develop competence in English.
This means that children learn to listen, speak, read, and write in English by surrounding them with conversation and instruction in English.
Children learn in English right from the first day.
Literacy, which includes listening, speaking, reading and writing, is one of the most important goals of the Maple Bear program.
The Maple Bear Early Childhood Education Program uses learning spaces where activities in groups both big and small are possible. A great variety of learning centres is provided to meet the diverse needs and interests of children.
The topics presented to children are thematic and bring together knowledge and skills related to language, mathematics, science, information technology, social sciences, music and arts.
English immersion allows students to develop comprehension, communication and writing skills in English in a natural way. Starting from Intermediate Kindergarten, the students will also have the opportunity to learn some subjects in Portuguese.
All principles from the Maple Bear program are implemented within the classrooms, through careful planning, and implementation of best practices, tested and approved in Canada.
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