Through play children acquire a variety of new skills. They learn to make choices as well as to recognize and respect the needs and feelings of others. Children are encouraged to bring their vocabulary from home into the daycare setting, talking about important people in their lives and greeting others in French and English.
Learn & Play
We help children learn and improve their language and communication skills by encouraging them to use new words while playing. Our staff asks questions that don't have just one answer, so kids can understand words better. We introduce new words along with ones they already know and use them in conversations to make it easier for them to understand.
Our main aim is to make children feel relaxed and sure about expressing their thoughts, interests, feelings, and needs. They can grow and learn at their own speed in a fun and exciting environment.
Play: The Primary Way Children Learn
Children learn best through play, and that's why our Child Care Program offers a fun and engaging play-based learning environment. Our curriculum includes a mix of indoor and outdoor play, group and individual activities, and both teacher-guided and child-led learning. We have dynamic and quiet periods to cater to different needs. Our focus is on helping children explore and understand themselves, others, and the world around them.
At La Citadelle, we understand the importance of outdoor play for children's learning and development. Throughout the year, we encourage outdoor activities that offer valuable learning experiences and health benefits. Engaging in outdoor play fosters creativity, enhances motor skills, and helps children connect with nature. Our attentive staff closely monitor weather conditions, ensuring children's comfort and safety. Depending on the weather, outdoor playtime may be adjusted to keep children active, engaged, and happy. We believe in providing a well-rounded and enjoyable learning environment for all our little adventurers!
At La Citadelle, we embrace and welcome every child with open arms. Our main goal is to create inclusive environments that prioritize the well-being of all children in our care.
Diversity is at the core of our values. We believe that the unique backgrounds and languages of our children and families enrich our community in profound ways. To ensure fairness, we provide racially sensitive and culturally appropriate services, making sure everyone has equal access to our programs.
We are committed to fostering an environment that respects and celebrates the beliefs, values, and practices of all individuals. At La Citadelle, we cherish the social, cultural, and economic strength that comes from embracing ethno-racial and linguistic diversity.
Helping Children Develop Talents By:
Participating in class sina-a-longs
Exploring vocal abilities during vocal play in a creative manner
Listening with great focus and attention and recognizing musical elements in songs
Moving and dancing expressively and creatively in response to auditory cues
Playing instruments in response to musical elements
Using a wide variety of music, children are encouraged to listen, sing, play musical instruments and move in new ways to help develop their body