In the Hummingbird Room, we value children’s natural ability to learn, create and connect. We recognize all children, at every age, are important citizens in the collective community that participate in contributing to the relationships we make, conversations we have, and experiences we share. Children have an eagerness to learn about who they are, discover the world, and connect with their living and nonliving surroundings in meaningful ways through play.
Together we recognize our program as a space for children to ground themselves, explore their capabilities; to build on what they know, and practice what they don’t quite know. We strive to create a safe and secure environment where every child has the emotional support to discover who they are and the world around them. We value honouring children’s rights and dignity by finding a balance of respecting their needs, desires, and choices in routine and play, as well as our own while respecting the environment on which we learn, live, and play.
Our practice is enlightened by the BC Early Learning Framework, the Emergent Curriculum approach, and Roots of Attachment theory. These approaches, when practiced together, allow children the freedom to create strong relationships with the educator they naturally connect with, have their ideas seen, heard, and elaborated on, as well as promote self-reflection and continued growth in our Educators.