The Importance of Early Learning

The emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become. That is why understanding the need to invest in very young children is so important, so as to maximize their future well-being.

Children’s early experiences – the bonds they form with their parents and their first learning experiences – deeply affect their future physical, cognitive, emotional and social development.

Optimizing the early years of children’s lives is the best investment we can make as a society in ensuring their future success.

Importance of Early Childhood Education

Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years has been an integral part of daily practice at Ferncliff Daycare & Afterschool Group.

BELONGING

Every child has a sense of belonging when he or she is connected to others and contributes to their world. Our programs cultivate authentic, caring relationships and connections to create a sense of belonging among children, adults, and the world around them.

WELL-BEING
Here, every child is developing a sense of self, health, and well-being. Our programs nurture children’s healthy development and support their growing sense of self
ENGAGEMENT
 At Ferncliff Daycare & Afterschool Group, every child is an active and engaged learner who explores the world with body, mind, and senses. Our programs provide environments and experiences to engage children in active, creative, and meaningful exploration, play, and inquiry.
EXPRESSION
Here, every child is a capable communicator who expresses themselves in many ways. Our programs foster communication and expression in all forms.
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AQI:
Ferncliff Daycare & Afterschool Group abides by the standards set out by the city of Toronto. The Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI) outlines clear expectations, service standards and guidelines for child care providers who have a service contract with the City. It also serves as a self-evaluation and planning tool for child care operators, and educators. Unannounced yearly visits are conducted to ensure the childcare is in compliance with with all standards/ guidelines.

HOW DOES LEARNING HAPPEN?