St-Laurent Academy prides itself on offering a diversified curriculum to accommodate children from every background.
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 & 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. An attentive and carefully orchestrated learning environment focused on mutual respect and enhanced collaboration can make a profound difference in every child’s life, particularly if introduced from a younger age. At St-Laurent Academy, 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 that a strong body leads to a strong mind. Our daycare students participate in daily sports and fitness programming sessions. Our physical education curriculum has been specifically designed to build strong motor skills in a warm, attentive and nurturing environment. Each child will receive individual care and progress at their own pace while being exposed daily to a wide variety of activities, including creative movement, gymnastics, sports, dance, yoga, martial arts, skating, and collaborative 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, and then use this new knowledge to develop perceptive and thinking skills.
Once a week, our preschool students have science classes. The children are introduced to astronomy, biology and geology through fun hands-on activities orchestrated by our science specialist. Highly interactive science stories help inspire them to learn more about the world around them. Our preschoolers also visit our Outdoor Classroom at Macoun Marsh for first-hand encounters with the beauty of nature, teaching them from an early age about the importance of protecting our environment. Visit our blog to read about some of the fantastic science classes we have.
Language & Math Development
Your child’s natural curiosity to explore topics and develop skills is fostered at our engaging educational learning centers. We recognize that language and math skills are the building blocks for any child’s future education, which is why we encourage continual mental stimulation in these areas through attentive, engaging and fun programs aimed at providing a deeper understanding from younger ages. It is important that children are nurtured this way to more easily become motivated and inspired.