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.

Our Community

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ice Sculptures/Patti Smith/Breakdancing/Casa Loma

Ice Sculpture Day at Dewson




Inspired by the Kim Adams exhibit we built our own structures and houses while at the AGO



Kim Adams exhibit 
Artist's Colony (Gardens) is a more modestly-scaled sculpture in the Thomson Collection of Ship Models gallery on the concourse level. In this work, Adams portrays a scene replete with fragments of both urban and rural landscape, ranging from the forest to vineyards to the beach and containing markets, school buses, cemeteries, flower gardens, pumpkins and numerous other objects.




Watching Patti Smith (A personal hero of mine) soundcheck at the AGO was an amazing experience to share with the kids. We later talked about how influential and loved she is as an artist, poet, writer, photographer and many other talents.

Spinning to Patti Smith





March Break fun at Casa Loma! Acrobatics, Magicians, Clowns, and more! 

















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