Our emergent curriculum focuses on more than building foundations for academic success, we value physical activities and social interactions etc. as well for nurturing healthy bodies and happy hearts. We regularly evaluate your child’s progress using developmental assessment tools, such as Looksee and ERIK, so that we can tailor to your child's learning needs (and to share his/her successes with you, of course!)
Our classrooms are setup with intention, just the same as our daily program plan. Children will have the autonomy to decide on when and how to participate in the activities, and be supported by our educators in their learning through play.
Houses come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing for sure, there is no place that feels safer and comfortable than the homes within those walls. Well, NACC might just be the place that feels the closest to it. We take time to design the physical space that welcomes diversity, with an understanding of differences in family dynamics, cultural practices and general individuality of each unique family.
At NACC, we will be there to grow with your child every step of the way ~ or crawl, or roll, or hop!
Even though having confidence is not a magic formula for achieving success, but it is still as powerful of a predictor for it as academic performance. The reason? Having the courage to take the first steps is already half the process.
In every NACC classroom, both children and adults are engaged as members of the small community. By providing a stimulating environment that encourages positive and respectful social interactions, children can explore new ideas, take reasonable risks, and most importantly feel confident to be themselves!
We know what it takes to keep children safe, so you put your trust in us. It starts with paying attention to every detail—big or small. On a daily basis, we perform safety checks of our learning spaces, making sure that materials and equipment are in good condition. Most importantly, NACC educators will guide children to make appropriate behavioral choices for their own safety.
It takes a special kind of soul to become an early childhood educator, it is a role that leaves long-lasting influences in a child's life. At NACC, our educators are more than just teachers; they are co-learners with children that fosters the betterment of each other through each teachable moment. In the emotional and physical safety of our classrooms, children have their autonomy to learn at their own pace without judgement.
In their first few years of life, it is essential for young children to acquire socio-emotional skills, including but not limited to self-regulating, sharing with others and following instructions. These skills lay the foundation for developing literacy, numeracy and other cognitive abilities that are critical for success in school and in life. Healthy socio-emotional development is rooted in nurturing and responsive relationships with family members and other caregivers, including those who provide care in early learning settings. Early care and education professionals in child care and preschool classrooms are important partners in supporting social and emotional development and ensuring that the youngest learners are ready for school and on the path to success.
At Newstead Academy, we believe responsive and nurturing caregivers are essential for healthy social and emotional well-being. Your child will build confidence for life having fun with friends their age in our safe and supportive classrooms. They’ll find teachers who believe in them and give them the freedom to be themselves, try something new, and make new friends.
This part of our education plan focuses on helping each child form strong school relationships, express big feelings, practice flexibility, and grow independence.
When your family joins us, you’ll have an opportunity to complete a Learning Journey Profile with your child’s teacher. This way, we get to know you all a little better! Then, we can tailor learning to your child’s unique strengths and challenges, and help them get ready for elementary school!
Newstead Academy Child Care
Unit 22 13085 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3S8
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