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Emergent Curriculum

North Lambton Childcare Centre promotes an Emergent Curriculum philosophy in our early childhood classrooms.  This philosophy of learning allows for the classroom learning activities to surround the interests and skills of the children and build upon them.  Activities are planned around the interests of the children which provides motivation for learning and the hands on experiences continue their involvement in the learning process.  Each program posts their Program Plans for parents and caregivers to review.

“How Does Learning Happen: Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years”

At North Lambton Childcare Centre our program is based on the interests of the child and the Four Foundations of Learning outlined in the Ministry of Education’s document “How Does Learning Happen: Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years”.

The Four Foundations that are important for children to grow and flourish include:

  • Belonging:

    Building relationships, and feeling connected to community, is at the core of everything we do.

  • Engagement:

    Children are given opportunities to explore the world with body, mind, & senses.

  • Well Being:

    Children are nurtured as they develop a sense of identity, and learn to make healthy choices (both physically & emotionally).

  • Expression:

    Children are seen as capable communicators who express themselves in many ways.

NLCC Program Statement

North Lambton Childcare Centre has a commitment to our families, educators and our children for a shared vision for the delivery of high quality early learning programs.  Please read our Program Statement to learn what approaches we will use to meet our goals, providing positive outcomes in children in relation to children’s learning, development, health and well-being.

NLCC Program Statement

North Lambton Childcare Centre’s Programs

Infant Care & Learning

North Lambton Childcare Centre offers care and learning opportunities to Infants from 3 – 18 months of age. Secure emotional attachments and strong, nurturing relationships are developed between the children and with our Educators to meet the individual needs of each child. Daily, there will be a variety of stimulating experiences and play materials to support each child’s learning.

Toddler Care & Learning

Our Toddler Program is offered to children ages 18 months to 2.5 years of age. The children are supported by nurturing relationships with our Educators and learn through play and daily explorations. We build our curriculum on the interests of the children and encourage their development through songs, stories, games, creative activities, indoor and outdoor play and socialization with their peers.

Preschool Care & Learning

North Lambton Childcare Centre offers care and learning opportunities to 2.5 to 4 years of age in our Preschool program. Within a warm and nurturing environment, children participate in positive experiences with our Educators that are based on their current interests and real life experiences. Our programs are flexible and provide children opportunities for creativity, problem solving, decision making and growth towards independence and responsibility.

JK/SK & School Age Program

JK/SK and School Age care is conveniently located at our school site locations. This program is available for children 4 to 12 years of age. Care is available before and after school hours, on PA days, during March Break and through the summer. Children are provided with a safe learning environment to build friendships while engaging in outdoor and indoor activities.