Maple Bear offers several programs for children of an age group ranging from 18 months to 8 years.
Maple Bear™ Preschool program is modeled upon current Canadian early childhood practices. The program is designed to educate the child in a wholesome manner: physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Integration of subjects provides a rich and stimulating program which encourages creativity, imagination and self-expression. Maple Bear is a secure environment where risk-taking is encouraged, and where children perceive themselves as capable and competent learners.
TODDLER (18 months and above)
In the toddler years, children begin to experiment on a more advanced level than at the infant stage. Their range of motor skills increases, and they begin to progress to a higher cognitive level. Toddlers learn with their entire bodies- they move about constantly, touching everything, experiencing all things, and solving problems on a physical level. Their language skills, in this period of time, are rapidly developing. The “job” of a toddler is to develop his/her self-help skills while pushing for separateness and independence. As a result, toddlers are constantly testing limits.
NURSERY (2 ½ years and above)
Our nursery program provides a rich classroom environment where children are encouraged to explore and are challenged to learn. Your children will make new friends and develop self-confidence as they strengthen their cognitive skills. Observe your child demonstrate new learning and thrive in our stimulating classroom environment- while having fun!
JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN (3 ½ years and above)
Lower Kindergarten or JKG is a critical time for children, as it is here that they begin an adventure of a lifetime of learning. Every day, your child is learning and experiencing more, which is why our program is designed to constantly challenge.
Our caring, experienced teachers are dedicated to providing a rich and nurturing environment that will prepare your child for Kindergarten. We promote independence in an organised atmosphere, as it is increasingly important for children to be their own thinkers. We also teach children to work well within a group, through listening, sharing and cooperation.
SENIOR KINDERGARTEN (4 ½ years and above)
At our centres, children are in a secure environment they know and love, which makes learning more effective and fun. Our programs are comprehensive, skill-based and are designed to start your child off right, and you will witness immediate success.
Our activities are tailored to meet your child’s individual needs, and our teachers provide opportunities to explore, question, communicate and create in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Our SKG curriculum meets and even exceeds state and national content standards for the first-grade, making sure your child is prepared to excel at the next level.