It is indeed a privilege to spend days watching children grow, learn and develop. Children bring with them a unique kind of curiosity, energy and zest of life. We believe it is our role to provide an environment that facilitates the best possible place to grow and learn. An environment that is trusting and encouraging will enable each child to feel comfortable enough to take "risks" to learn, enabling him to reach his/her potential. Each child is unique. Each has their own set of background experience, interests, characteristics and abilities.
We will endeavour to plan, adapt and/or change instruction to meet the particular needs of each child. A variety of learning experiences using various instructional strategies will be implemented to meet many different styles of learning. We are committed to the growth of skills and attitudes in each developmental area (social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and creative).
Please always feel welcome to drop into the kindergarten whenever you can. We encourage you to contact us regarding any questions or concern you may have. We want you to know how your child is progressing and to always feel very well informed.
We want your child's first year in school to be the best beginning filled with happy and successful experiences.
Parkland School Division's Nature Kindergarten program is currently operated by staff of Muir Lake School, where children from all over Parkland School Division are offered a unique curriculum-based authentic learning experience primarily located at the Muir Lake Community Alliance Church and the surrounding area. It is an optional kindergarten program-of-choice that will get children active and in touch with nature, while essentially extending a child's kindergarten experience from half-time to full-time in the process.
The program responds to identified early childhood indicators that demonstrate a need for additional social and physical development programming within our division. This program also seeks to explore the impact on early learning using the natural environment as a place where curiosity, play, problem-solving and calculated risk-taking can take place in a safe way.
For more information about Nature Kindergarten, please visit the Parkland School Division website.