philosophers have created wonderful approaches to the world of early
childhood education, like Maria Montessori, Jean Piaget, Lorus Malaguzzi
and so many others. Through our examination of these philosophies,
it is our belief that no one approach, such as Montessori, Highscope,
Reggio Emilia, or any other, has exclusively defined the best teaching
methods for these important years in a child’s life.
Therefore, we at All Smiles Childcare have taken the best of what
the most widely accepted approaches have to offer, and combined
them into our own unique philosophy. Our philosophy is based on
the belief that children learn through play and are enriched through
interaction with other children and responsible, caring adults.
The All Smiles Childcare Programs are designed to nurture confidence,
social skills and respect in children, for themselves, each other,
their parents, teachers and the community. With a focus on early
reading, writing and math skills, children here are encouraged to
learn more about their own unique abilities and the environment
around them. Our Programs are created recognizing that every child
is an individual with their own needs and interests.
In addition, incorporating aspects such as documenting the children's
daily progress, our philosophy welcomes and provides opportunities
for parental involvement. The Centre has been built to provide
an atmosphere of comfort, learning, respect and security for all who attend.
It is our goal that the early years of a child's life spent with
us at the All Smiles Childcare Centre should be a time of discovery,
wonderment, excitement and most of all fun!