Cedar kids

Our early learning levels exist to provide a safe, developmentally inclusive environment for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and school age children. We focus on providing a stimulating early learning and child care experience which promotes each child’s social/emotional, physical and cognitive development.

The Nursery

A safe space

Our babies are surrounded by a young team of dynamic and highly qualified educators in the field of early childhood.

They are constantly ready to respond to the babies’ needs, and to handle the concerns of their mothers through their constant availability and propensity for listening.

A space for mothering and education

To support the child in his or her daily growth, the educators rely on the cognitive aspects linked to the individual psychology of the child from 3 to 17 months.

Thus, the implementation of an educational approach, in alignment with this age group, requires the staff working around the child to be equipped  with indubitable professional skills.

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Daycare

A bridging structure

The role of Cedar Daycare is to nurture children’s intellectual and emotional development and to provide them with the parental love and care they need. During the infant years, child care providers focus on creating a safe environment where babies can build a sense of trust and security.

Responding consistently to babies’ cries, spending one-on-one time with each infant, holding and cuddling them, observing and responding to their cues, providing a safe space for them to explore, and helping them start to recognize and handle their own feelings are vital ways that child care providers can use to enhance infants’ social and emotional growth. 

Adapted educational practice

The educational practice implemented in our Daycare is based on the principles below, and which are in accordance with the child’s age:

  • Respect individual infant’s pace;
  • Verbalize their actions and behaviors: we seek to put what the child 

experiences into words and encourage them to express what they feel;

  • Take into account the individuality of each child within the group;
  • Help the child build his/her autonomy. Whenever possible, the child is encouraged and accompanied to “do” things independently;
  • Keep group activities short to match attention spans;
  •  Valorize the tasks performed by the child, while discouraging competition and the devaluation of each other within the group.
  • Allow infants to learn about everyday school life ” meals, snacks, arrival and departure time… “.

The Kindergarten

A first step towards growing up

Our kindergarten aims to provide a meaningful child centered, play-based curriculum that builds life skills, independence and confidence to support each child in achieving their potential and to make a smooth transition to school and society itself. 

The variety and richness of the activities that are developed by highly qualified educators allow the child to acquire experiences that stimulate their inquisition and expand his/her field of investigation and perception, while building his/her knowledge and self-preparation, through structured learning, as well as more systematic elementary school instruction. This is how we believe we will be able to prepare them to become productive, responsible, ethical, creative and compassionate members of society.

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