What Matters to Us Most

The piazza

The piazza is in the central part of the school. It is used for gross motor activities, music grouping, workshops, and children’s project displays. This is a place where children can expand projects that are happening within their classroom.

The role of the atelierista (the art teacher)

Our art teacher has a degree from the Ontario College of Arts. Together with the teachers in the classroom, the atelierista will have deep understanding towards children’s relationship with art media and other materials and how they can learn from them. The atelierista’s role is to teach the children about the appreciation of aesthetics in materials. The children will also be guided with the opportunities of expressing themselves by using the “hundred languages of children” and collaborate in developing and displaying the documentation of the children’s projects throughout the centre. The art teacher will work with the preschool, nursery, and J.K./S.K. once or twice a week or as needed. We look forward in creating further art experiences with the infants and toddlers; we will keep parents posted on this further research.