WE STRIVE TO SEE THE WORLD FROM A KIDS-EYE-VIEW
Bellwoods Playschool uses a child-centred, socially conscious pedagogy to engage young children in social and artistic thought and action. Using what the city has to offer, we empower our students with the knowledge to be socially and environmentally responsible citizens while they develop into explorers of their urban landscape.

WE THINK OF THE CITY AS OUR CLASSROOM
A valuable aspect of the Bellwoods Playschool program is to empower children as navigators of their city. We journey on regular excursions, by foot and by public transportation, to art galleries, museums and cultural events, as well as markets, parks and city landmarks.

WE KNOW ITS TAKES A VILLAGE

Our Playschool runs on a model that links a range of artists together to engage and inspire children. We like to bring in different perspectives and actively pursue a diverse teaching staff. As such, professional educators and artists trade chalkboards for personal anecdotes and textbooks for real life experiences. Together, they create an atmosphere that is at once intellectually stimulating and deeply personalized.

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Monday, November 08, 2010

C'est L'Hallowe'en

For the first time, the Twirly Birds, Wandering Hamsters, Pouncing Pumas AND Cycling Giants got together for a big Hallowe'en Olympics! Leah + April told the story of how the Witches, Ghouls, Wizards, and Goblins got together a long, long time ago and decided to mix up teams and play fun games. We ate apples hanging off a tree, mixed magic potions (juice), had a skeleton scavenger hunt, a witchy obstacle course and a slimy blind fold feel (hands in mushy things). It was super fun and we look forward to playing these Olympics with all these groups, at the end of every month!

Our mixed-aged, mixed-up-groups team names are named after natural disasters: 
The Tornadoes, The Tsunamis, The Volcanoes and The Earthquakes!

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