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Philosophy | Vernon Daycare - Koala Bear DaycareVernon Daycare – Koala Bear Daycare


The early years are the most influential and formative years of life. It is during this time that growth in all developmental areas of life needs to be fostered. Early years are the learning years. In order to help children build a healthy self-concept, I will provide children with opportunities to develop the whole child.

Children learn by doing imitating, experimenting, observing, exploring, evaluating and playing.

Through a variety of learning centers, equipped with open ended and developmentally appropriate materials and choices, children can establish a positive self-image in a trusting and caring atmosphere.

Both individual and group needs are met through playful, hands-on experience in a variety of curriculum areas. These areas include mathematics, science, social studies, language, arts, music and self-care.

Play is the beginning of knowledge. Through play, children can explore and experience concepts and relationships with a greater understanding. Coping with life’s tasks and mastering skills will help children gain confidence in themselves.

Children learn best in a positive, honest environment. They need to be nurtured in an atmosphere of warmth, acceptance, encouragement, trust and respect in order to develop to their fullest potential.

Children’s future development is directly influenced by the nature and quality of experience in their pre-school years. Children learn what they live.

I provide a positive learning environment for your child that enhances his or her level of development. Through play experiences and developmentally appropriate activities, your child will be provided with opportunities to:

  • Enhance their development physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally and creatively.
  • To expand their natural curiosity by means of exploration, initiative and discovery.
  • Develop self-help and independence skills.
  • Develop a sense of self-worth, uniqueness and responsibility.
  • To instill high self-esteem and decision-making capabilities.
  • To develop an ability to identify and express their feelings in a socially acceptable manner.
  • To interact with their peers and to become aware of the feelings and needs of others.
  • Engage in physical activities that develop gross motor skills and fine motor skills.
  • To enhance creativity through art and play.

All of these within a flexible, structured program will enhance your child’s growth.

Address : 511 Terrace Dr, Vernon, British Columbia - Canada V1B 2X2 Tel : 250-545-3315 Email : gail@koalabeardaycare.com