The St-Laurent Academy daycare program prides itself on offering a differentiated curriculum to accommodate many different learning styles.
Our childcare programs are enriched with music, science and art as well as daily sports and fitness programming. We respect each individual and recognize their diverse and unique family values and backgrounds, which in turn makes each experience an exciting new journey for our team as well as our students. We emphasize everyone’s ability to succeed in whatever they undertake, and provide them with opportunities to do so without question.
Continual motivation and encouragement is delivered to each student through a combination of play, structured learning, child-centered exploration, and daily sports and/or fitness activities. This helps to stimulate every functionality of the mind and enhance development of important social and work skills. While developing intellectual, artistic, kinesthetic and social abilities, we educate the children about the importance of self-respect and respect for others.
Social and Emotional Development
We nurture each child’s social and emotional development through fun games and activities where they will learn to take turns, play collaboratively, and express their feelings. They will also learn to build positive relationships with peers and adults and to increase their self-esteem and self-confidence.
At St-Laurent Academy, we believe a strong body leads to a strong mind. Our Daycare students enjoy daily sessions of sports and fitness programming. Our physical education curriculum has been designed to build strong motor skills in a warm and nurturing environment. Each child will receive individual attention and progress at their own pace, while being exposed to a wide variety of activities such as gymnastics, sports, dance, yoga, martial arts, skating, and games.
Young children are aware of their surroundings and interested in exploring and learning actively. Through our developmental approach and use of hands-on learning experiences, they are able to gather, sort, and process information to further develop perceptive thinking skills.
Once a week, our preschool students participate in science classes. They are introduced to astronomy, biology and geology through fun hands-on activities and learning experiences coordinated by our science specialist. Highly interactive and stimulating, our science curriculum is designed to encourage intellectual consideration of the world around us and inspire further studying about it. Our preschoolers also visit our Outdoor Classroom at Macoun Marsh to experience the beauty of nature and the importance of protecting our environment. Visit our blog to read about some of the fantastic science classes we offer.
Language and Math Development
We foster each child’s natural curiosity to explore and develop skills through our engaging educational learning centers. Language and math development are recognized as the building blocks for future education and are explored in a fun and creative manner at St-Laurent Academy. We respect that children need a stimulating, hands-on and fun environment to learn at full mental capacity, and this serves as the foundation for our efficient and engaging curriculum.
Our early childhood educators are trained in the infant sign language program, “Baby Signs”, to assist children with eye-contact, various motor skills and emotional bonding.