Welcome to KIDS Co-op Nursery School

KIDS Co-op is a nursery school for children ages 18 months to 5 years of age in Kincardine, Ontario

Our Program Statement

Kin-Huron Integrated Day-Nursery School Cooperative (KIDS Co-op) has developed a Program Statement that is consistent with the Minister’s Policy Statement on programming and pedagogy of the Child Care and Early Years Act. The Program Statement is based on ‘How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years (2014),’ understanding that learning through play is a child’s natural response and that when children are playing, children are learning. We believe that children must be nurtured in a warm, happy and safe environment, where every child feels comfortable, relaxed and secure. We promote safety, health and the general well-being of all the children in our program. We know that children learn best when their families, educators and the greater community is working together. We pride ourselves on respectful, open, ongoing communication about how we can all work together and best meet the needs of all of the children in our care. The staff of KIDS Co-op strive to be responsive, positive and reflective practitioners, who support the children and families in their care. We participate in ongoing Professional Development to ensure we are current in our profession. At KIDS Co-op we view every child as being competent, capable, curious and rich in potential.  

Promote the health, safety, nutrition and well-being of the children

Support positive and responsive interaction

Support positive and responsive interaction

Encourage the children to interact and communicate in a positive way and support their ability to self-regulate

Foster the children’s exploration, play and enquiry

Provide child-initiated and adult-supported experiences

Plan for and create positive learning environments and experiences in which each child’s learning and development will be supported

Incorporate indoor and outdoor play, as well as active play, rest and quiet time, into the day, and give consideration to the individual needs of the children receiving child care

Foster the engagement of and ongoing communication with parents about the program and their children.

Involve local community partners and allow those partners to support the children, their families and staff.

Ongoing professional development.

Document and review the impact of the strategies set out

Documenting and reviewing the impact of our program statement

KIDS Co-op Nursery School recognizes that pedagogical documentation is a way for our program staff to learn about how children think and learn. Our staff make observations of children in the program and use this information to enlighten their future planning.

The purpose of our documentation is also:

KIDS Co-op’s Program Statement is reviewed annually by the Board of Directors to ensure that it is aligned with the Ministers Policy Statement.

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