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A Guiding and Caring Learning Environment
The foundation of Richmond Jewish Day School’s child care is heavily reliant on healthy, positive relationships between the children and our educators. A healthy attachment means that the child looks to the adult for guidance and safety through trust. READ MORE
Philosophy of ‘True Play’
We often talk about play as something that we can only engage in when our work is done. With children, we are constantly trying to look for purpose in their play, or structuring their activities, thereby infrequently allowing for ‘true’ or free play. Many things masquerade as play, like board games and crafts, but these are not considered true play as they are structured activities, designed by adults, with a goal or intended outcome. READ MORE
An Emergent and Responsive Curriculum
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. READ MORE
An Integrated Judaic Curriculum
At Richmond Jewish Day School’s Early Learning Program, the Judaics will be weaved into their everyday experiences in natural ways through the emergent and play-based approaches. Judaic concepts and history may be introduced through storytelling, while language and traditions may be experienced through conversations and songs. READ MORE
Early Learning Framework
The BC Early Learning Framework is a comprehensive document designed for educators, parents and families to utilize as a guide towards positive relationships, inclusive practices (culture, social and children with diverse abilities), and reconciliation within learning communities. READ MORE