Learning Through Play at Calgary’s Lynnwood Learning Centre
Lynnwood Learning Centre prioritizes learning through play for Calgary’s children. We provide a healthy, safe environment for children to develop their social, emotional, creative, intellectual, and physical abilities. We also serve nutritious snacks to keep your kids on the go! We offer childcare for children aged 2 months to 12 years old. No matter which age your child is, we make every effort to incorporate their interests and experiences into their education, with creativity kept as a priority.
Focusing on the “whole child”, we offer programs that are different depending on the developmental needs of the child. We observe each child closely, allowing us to create an environment for each child that serves their unique learning needs. Our team utilizes several different methods of education in order to be inclusive of every child under our care.
Our Goals and Objectives
- To promote a child’s healthy growth: socially, emotionally, intellectually, creatively and physically
- To foster a child’s positive self-image
- To offer a safe, positive and supportive environment
- To offer healthy nutrition to allow children to reach their optimal development
- To provide social opportunities for children to enhance their language skills and communication
- To establish a cooperative and open relationship with the family of each child
- To celebrate and promote cultural and ethnic diversity
- To maintain open, collaborative relationships throughout our Calgary community
What Our Learning Centre Offers
Fine Motor Activities
Floor and Table Toys
Creative Art Activities
Homemade Hot Meals
Learning through Play Philosophy
Much like Montessori, learning through play is a type of program and a term used in child development and education. The main idea behind learning through play is to provide an environment that is stimulating with various options for age-appropriate play. For example, a toddler is in the physical developmental stage of picking up smaller objects (fine motor skills). A childcare worker can provide various activities that would practice this emerging skill, such as Lego block building, or doll play.
By allowing children to play, they do the things they love but are also learning through their senses; this allows development in a more holistic manner – social, emotional, physical, and cognitive. It is also the best way for children to gain confidence, independence, and develop critical thinking skills. Researchers are finding more and more connections between children’s play and the learning and social development that helps them succeed in school. It is currently the leading way to raise healthy and balanced children.
At Lynnwood Learning Centre, our team supports and believes that children learn through play and the natural exploration of their environment. We provide hands-on learning for children in a nurturing and stimulating environment that promotes independent thinking and an intrinsic joy for learning.