Take a Reggio-Emilia-inspired teaching approach for play-based learning
Your child will experience exciting and stimulating opportunities to grow.
DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE
Your children are at the center of their learning experience
We are so grateful for the educators, board members and other families. Blue Quill Playschool has created such a welcoming and inclusive space. The educators are incredibly thoughtful and reflective in their approach to learning. I really appreciate the care that went into sharing holidays and celebrations. My son loved the yoga. He would often come home with new poses for us to try together. It was always fun to hear about his playful and creative experiences. The teachers had set up a lot for the students to explore. We have loved being a part of this wonderful little community at BQPS!
I’m incredibly impressed with the teachers and team at Blue Quill Playschool. They navigated and adapted through the pandemic. Still communicating regularly and teaching our children. It’s incredible. They truly care for our children, providing a relaxed, fun, and explorative environment. “After every class, my son excitedly tells me stories of what he did. He has a blast every day.
My son loves attending Blue Quill Playschool. We enjoy being part of this small, close-knit community. He loves playing with his friends and he loves learning from his teachers. They are always kind, caring and ready to have fun. He always comes home singing new songs and teaching us new games. We love seeing all his activities and crafts/art projects on the Brightwheel app. His favorite time of the day is calendar time—and he loves outdoor time, as well. I highly recommend this preschool!
Our son absolutely loves attending Blue Quill Playschool. He tells us wonderful stories of the things he does in school—and the friends he gets to play with. We’ve noticed a big change in our son’s confidence and willingness to try new things. This is due to the teachers. They provide a warm and enriching environment to thrive and grow in. We highly recommend this playschool
Unlock your child’s potential with play-based learning
Children learn best when they are at the centre of their learning.
Children must have some control over the direction of their learning.
Children must be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, and observing.
Children have a relationship with other children and with material items in the world that children must be allowed to explore.
Children must have endless ways and opportunities to express themselves.
The play-based philosophy gives your child the tools to be an individual
Develop your child to be independent in play.
The approach to teaching your child is one of co-learning and collaborating
The Teacher is considered a co-learner and collaborator with the child and not just an instructor.
Teachers are encouraged to facilitate the child’s learning by planning activities and lessons based on the child’s interests, asking questions to further understanding, and actively engaging in the activities alongside the child.
Teachers’ long-term commitment to enhancing their understanding of children.
The teacher needs to maintain an active, mutual participation in the activity to help ensure that the child clearly understands what is being “taught.”
Your child deserves a teacher that meets them where they are
It’s not just pre-school for your children—it’s a foundational experience for early development.
A child’s learning environment plays a key role in their learning success
Integration of each classroom with the rest of the school, and the school with the surrounding community.
Use of mirrors (on the walls, floors, and ceilings), photographs, and children’s work accompanied by transcriptions of their discussions.
In each classroom, there are studio spaces in the form of a large, centrally located atelier and a smaller mini-atelier, and clearly designated spaces for large and small-group activities.
Groups of children will stay with one particular teacher for a two-year period, creating consistency and an environment where there are no added pressures from having to form new relationships.
Be at the core of your child’s early-learning experience
Take part in discussions about school policy, child development, and curriculum planning.
Your children deserve a genuine early-education experience
Register your children at a playschool that’s passionate about purposeful play-based learning.