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Curriculum

Award-Winning Curriculum

Peekaboo’s goal is to provide a positive first experience in a child’s journey of lifelong learning through empowered, highly skilled and well-equipped early childhood educators. Through parent partnerships, we aim to meet the unique needs of each child to help them in their social, emotional and academic development.

Our distinctive curriculum is a combination of a play-based (Frog Street) program and child-led (Emergent) learning approach. Backed by in-depth research into early learning and brain development, the curriculum focuses on building both academic and personal skills.

Play-Based Learning

Based on Four Developmental Domains:

  • Language development
  • Cognitive development
  • Social development/Emotional intelligence
  • Physical development

Approaches towards learning are woven throughout all domains and are a vital dimension to school readiness. They build on a child’s curiosity, persistence, attention and overall communication skills.

Infant*

*Please note that for select locations the Infant curriculum will launch in January 2019.

During the first three years of life, a child’s brain undergoes a staggering period of development, producing a million neural connections per second! Factors such as relationships, experiences and environment dictate which of these connections will be strengthened and which will disappear altogether.

Our unique approach focuses on developing a strong foundation in each of the four developmental domains with a strong emphasis on language and social-emotional development. Early childhood educators understand that learning self-regulation skills through forming healthy attachments, developing impulse control and enhancing social interactions are all critical to healthy growth.

Toddler

In and around eighteen months, toddlers are learning new skills at astronomical rates. This is a critical time when their vocabulary starts to explode, their motor skills become more refined and their brain is most capable of acquiring new skills.

The Frog Street Toddler program used this information to prepare a curriculum that meets the needs of all learners and nurtures curiosity through exploration. Within a language-rich environment and with intentional activities that focus on developing skills in every developmental domain, toddlers will learn through discovery; building on previously-established foundations.

Threes

The rapidly developing cognitive, language, physical and social skills of most three-year-olds are significantly unique from other ages. Frog Street Threes is a curriculum designed to specifically promote interactive play, language, literacy and foundational math.

This program offers intentional learning activities based on weekly themes that help nurture skills in all developmental domains. It provides group and individual instruction to meet the needs of all learners by offering adaptations for less mature or developmentally delayed learners and more challenging activities for ready learners.

Pre-K

The way a brain develops relies on genetics, the environment and experiences a child is exposed to. The Peekaboo curriculum provides a rich learning environment so children can explore and discover new things for themselves.

In our Frog Street Pre-K rooms, children meet Fanny the Frog, who helps them along their learning journey through lessons focused on language, literacy, math, science and social-emotional skills. These foundations in both academic and personal skills are critical to lifelong success.

Child-Led Learning

The process of planning for child-led learning includes observation, planning, implementation, reflection and documentation. All age groups (0 – 12 years) engage with this programming.

Based on Five Key Components:

  • Program is developmentally appropriate, intentional, child-initiated and process-based
  • The early childhood educators make daily observations of the children’s interests and learning, basing their planning, activities and projects on them
  • Program builds intrinsic motivation and instills a life-long love of learning
  • Learning is made visible through documentation
  • Through self-reflection and professional growth, early childhood educators are always improving the quality of the classroom experience and learning process

What Sets Us Apart

Our award-winning curriculum was formed through in-depth research into early childhood learning and development. A blend of play-based (Frog Street) and child-led (Emergent) curriculums, all activities are hands-on, child-guided and exceed provincial early learning frameworks.

Our dedicated and passionate early childhood educators deliver an innovative, engaging and proven curriculum that ignites a love of learning and inspires and encourages individuality in every Peekaboo child. Their nurturing and attentive approach offers each child a home-away-from-home experience.

Two-way communication is important. Monthly newsletters, curriculum nights, parent interviews, open houses and our proprietary app (BrightPath Connect™) are designed to increase the interaction between our centres and families.

Children need nutrition to grow in both mind and body. Believing that food choices throughout childhood fuel life long eating habits, our menu is crafted by a Registered Nutritionist and prepared in-house daily and reflects those beliefs.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Our award-winning curriculum was formed through in-depth research into early childhood learning and development. A blend of play-based (Frog Street) and child-led (Emergent) curriculums, all activities are hands-on, child-guided and exceed provincial early learning frameworks.

  • Our dedicated and passionate early childhood educators deliver an innovative, engaging and proven curriculum that ignites a love of learning and inspires and encourages individuality in every Peekaboo child. Their nurturing and attentive approach offers each child a home-away-from-home experience.

  • Two-way communication is important. Monthly newsletters, curriculum nights, parent interviews, open houses and our proprietary app (BrightPath Connect™) are designed to increase the interaction between our centres and families.

  • Children need nutrition to grow in both mind and body. Believing that food choices throughout childhood fuel life long eating habits, our menu is crafted by a Registered Nutritionist and prepared in-house daily and reflects those beliefs.