A traditional classroom may involve teacher-led themes and activities; however, Richmond Jewish Day School’s Early Learning Program will employ a responsive, constructivist play- based approach that is imperative for 21st-century learners. Such a setting will provide opportunities, experiences, and materials that are responsive to our children’s interests, passions and play behaviours relevant to the children in our care.
Young children learn best when their curiosity is encouraged and nurtured. Through a child- centred and personalized approach, our children will develop a true love for learning. Not only will they feel respected as co-constructors of the curriculum but having this flexible approach to learner outcomes means unlimited opportunities to build on concepts that relate to every aspect of their world.
One major component of the BC Curriculum is its focus on inquiry-based learning. This multi- modal approach fosters critical thinking and collaboration while giving children a sense of ownership over their learning. By fostering curiosity, we invite inquiry from our children to build an emergent curriculum with the highest potential for engagement.