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, December 13, 2010

The AGO + Shary Boyle's Exhibit

We spent a rainy day last week at the AGO. We checked out some, not all, of Shary Boyle's work (some of it is too scary). Later, we created and drew our own creatures like she did! We were also lucky that the print room was open. The lovely gallery attendants showed us some water colour prints and other drawings up close and talked about them with us. We also LOVED riding the elevator and going down the swirly stairs. Checking out the cityscape from the upper floors of the gallery were pretty interesting too. It was a fun but long day and we were pretty tired by the end of the day.

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