Welcome to ECOLE LES ELITES
- Children need large blocks of uninterrupted time to explore activities and conquer new skills.
- When children play make-believe, they use their imaginations, and develop creativity.
- Children develop small motor skills by working with puzzles, crayons, markers, playdough, pegs and boards.
- Children experience cause and effect by building up blocks and knocking them down, using sand and water (measuring, pouring, etc.), blowing bubbles, rolling cars and balls down ramps.
- Adults help children’s language development by reading to them, singing simple songs with movement and encouraging their participation.
- Our learning goals for children include the following:
Participating as part of a classroom community:
- being respectful of others and property
- sharing information
- taking turns
- building relationships with peers and teachers
- entering and sustaining play
- developing empathy for others
- learning to negotiate
- expressing feelings and ideas
- making attempts at writing
- recognizing symbols (starting with the children’s names)
- exploring math concepts through manipulation of objects
We like to build connections between the child’s day at school and life at home. We invite you to share your ideas, questions and concerns with us. We hope you will visit the classroom and share aspects of your family life with us. In the past, such sharing has developed into a study of babies, learning about older siblings, instrumental music, carrers, as well as parents and grandparents teaching and reading in their home languages. Our goal is to build a sense of community and trust between children, parents, and staff.