Emergent Learning Program
Discovery Station Early Learning Program
We are currently accepting registrations for our September 2022-June 2023 Discovery Station programs. In the instance that changes need to be made to the program as a result of the pandemic, parents will be notified as soon as possible.
Where children come to learn through play
What is emergent learning? Emergent learning is a philosophy of educating and planning curriculum that focuses on being responsive to children's interests and creating meaningful learning experiences. Our approach is child-initiated, reflective and active to the children's needs.
Why does OPCC utilize this approach? Emergent Learning is a superior model of education. It supports the Ontario Ministry of Education's Provincial philosophy and aligns with Halton Public and Catholic School Board's curriculum.
How does Learning Happen? When children are engaged in learning based on their interests, they have a natural motivation to learn. In the early years, children are engaged predominately through play and so it is utilized as a means to develop the foundations they will need to prepare for kindergarten.
What will they learn? Through emergent learning, children will be involved in variety of learning opportunities to enhance their discovery and problem-solving abilities which builds a strong foundation in all areas; social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language
This program includes:
Toddler and Preschool activities that will enhance your child’s natural curiosity and love of knowledge
Concepts that include the environment, the earth, animals, community helpers and other interesting topics
Qualified staff that will stimulate the creative, intellectual, social and physical development of your child
Special needs/integrated resource consultation provided by the Region of Halton
Registration for two program sessions are currently underway!
For full program information please refer to the General Information Booklet.
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(18 months to 2½ years)
|3 Days:||Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00am -11:30am||NSR-Main - Toddler Room||$498/month|
|Tues/Thurs 9:00am -11:30am||NSR-Main - Toddler Room||$372/month|
(2½ to 5 years)
|2 Days:||Tuesday and Thursday 9:15am-12:15pm||NSR- Main - Preschool Room||$370/month|
|3 Days:||Mon/Wed/Fri 9:15am-12:15pm||
NSR- Main - Preschool Room
|5 Days:||Monday – Friday 9:30am-12:30pm||NSR-Main - Early Learning Room||$820/month|
Our Discovery Station program is licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. Each location is inspected annually by the Ministry of Education. The Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 contains requirements specific to staff qualifications and ratios, program content and equipment.