At Thompson Early Learning, we believe each child is a unique individual who learns at their own pace through active exploration and interest-driven, play-based activities. Our program is play-based, child-centered and emergent influenced. The ability to work with others is a crucial factor of early learning. The educators explore topics of interest with the children in groups in order to foster an inviting, engaging, and collaborative social setting. Our educators are regularly documenting and taking cues from the children, which is the starting point of curriculum planning. There is a keen emphasis on the process of experiences, rather than an academic curriculum.
Children are active learners. We believe they learn best through multi sensory and hands-on experiences. The program at Rompers offers a variety of learning experiences including: free play; open-ended, process-oriented art; STEM; sensory activities; group time; music and movement; games; outdoor exploration; and much more.
Each child has their own set of possibilities and the educators help those possibilities unfold. It is our goal to provide a safe, nurturing and inspiring environment which promotes trust and supports the development of the whole child. Rompers Preschool curriculum is fully committed to learning in the following four areas as outlined in the BC Early Learning Framework:
Documentation and program development will be accountable to these four areas to ensure that our program is one in which children feel safe, secure and welcome, so that they develop physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.