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Program Statement Highlights

  • Children are seen as competent, capable, curious and rich in potential. We believe that children learn best through play and inquiry that is directly rooted in their interests and daily life experiences.

  • We make the environment a safe space for all members of the PCH community. Our commitment to children’s well-being is woven through all areas of the curriculum by supporting a child’s physical, mental and spiritual health.

  • We allow children to explore and explain their thoughts and feelings through meaningful, reciprocal conversations with educators. When the children call, the educators respond.

  • We believe that a child’s words are important and their input into decision making and constructive problem solving with peers and adults is vital for strengthening and reaffirming their self-worth.

  • Children are provided with opportunities to make choices and be active members in their learning.

  • A commitment to professional learning and reflection is a core value of Pape Children’s House staff and directors. 

  • We encourage constructive problem solving and decision-making skills through the clarification of feelings, asking open ended questions, and offering emotional support.

  • We believe that families are the experts on their children and we value the diverse perspectives this brings to our programs.

  • We believe that it’s important to offer children perspective of other’s viewpoints, cultures, values and beliefs.

  • Our classroom environments are set up to encourage exploration and inquiry through play based learning opportunities.

  • Educators are highly trained to observe, acknowledge and identify each child’s strengths and needs, and adapt their program curriculum planning and learning materials accordingly.

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