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, April 10, 2013

Recyclable City!

After visiting the Kim Adams' exhibit at the AGO we were inspired to make our own city model! We started off by making a list of what we would like to see as part of our city and then used old cardboard boxes and other found, recyclable objects as our building materials!
These young architects sure had some wonderful and green ideas for their ideal city! I was surprised and inspired by how environmental they all were.
Our City consisted of:
-TWO waterfalls
-A river
-TWO lakes
-a farm
-the woods
-a train to transport the food from the farm 
-Wheat factory
-a town flag
-community area where we lived beside eachother (beside a LAKE!!) 
-gardens







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