As a centre for early learning in Langley and Vancouver, Pebbles & Piaget offers a unique psychology-based curriculum that caters to children from 10 months through to 5 years.
Children are learning sponges—they are adept at absorbing the words, experiences, and behaviours around them. When it comes to preschool in Vancouver there are many excellent options. However, as early learning pioneers, we believe it’s worth looking for a holistic and well-rounded curriculum that touches on all aspects of early childhood development. At Pebbles & Piaget, our licensed educators work to introduce little ones to essential skills foundational to their lifelong journey. Read on for seven of the most important:
Love of Learning
Lifelong learning—the enjoyment of reading, discovering, investigating & exploring is a seed planted in the very early years. To help children develop this skill, our educators make lessons fun and exciting to encourage a taste of learning with eagerness and enthusiasm!
Sharing and Turn-taking
Skills like sharing and turn-taking don’t always come naturally, but they are vital skills for school–and later, the workplace. To develop such competencies, our educators guide and reinforce positive behaviours, helping little ones to understand premises like sharing, turn-taking, and cooperation—in a classroom environment that is always compassionate, safe, and productive.
How do we raise friendly, well-socialized children? Start early. It is imperative to socialize children beyond the family and extended members. Many little ones entering public education for the first-time experience some level of anxiety because it’s their first time interacting with people they don’t know. Early education gives children the opportunity to develop trust and create bonds with people outside the family in an environment that gently bridges home and school. These skills also support the transition into creating friend groups as children grow older.
Whether it’s the environment, property, or diversity, respect is a widely applicable skill. At Pebbles & Piaget, students begin learning about respect organically and through lessons and games that softly reinforce the idea that we are all unique and worthy of respect–regardless of our beliefs, culture, or background.
Emotional Intelligence & Resilience
Everyone gets frustrated–but, like all of us, children must learn to manage emotions in positive and effective ways. By collaborating with parents and guardians, our teachers create a consistent and fair environment with clear and predictable expectations and consequences. Occasionally, all children experience the frustration of losing a game or awaiting their turn. Learning to manage emotions and persevering peacefully is a gateway skill for building coping strategies necessary later in life.
Children are naturally energetic and imaginative but developing focus will be vital to their academic careers. To help build up concentration skills, our educators carefully balance the zest to play and explore with periods of attentive listening, following directions, and participating in cooperative group activities.
Confidence and Self-Esteem
One of our primary roles as early childhood educators is to help little ones develop a positive, healthy view that will allow them to approach situations confidently throughout their lives. At Pebbles & Piaget, our instructors pave the way for optimism and self-esteem through lessons that allow children to explore their talents, skills, and interests—kids discover lifelong interests and aptitudes they can cultivate as they grow.
Conclusion: The Benefits of Early Learning
As a leader in early learning, Pebbles & Piaget is about much more than playing. Our programs nurture physically and cognitively through a curriculum that builds dynamic hands-on discovery and exposes students to learning basics like literacy and numeracy.
The benefits of our curriculum are tangible, scaffolding the development of well-rounded individuals through an approach that builds-up emotional, social, physical and mental development for a lifetime of success.