Infant Curriculum

Childventures Curriculum: Infant Program

High Scope® Approach to Caring for Infants

In the High Scope® Approach, our children construct their understanding of the world from their active involvement with people, materials and ideas. This principle is based on the constructivist theories of development of Jean Piaget and other developmental psychologists. It suggests that all children are active learners. They acquire knowledge by actively experiencing the world around them – choosing, exploring, manipulating, practicing, transforming and experimenting. The range and depth of children’s understanding of the world is continually changing and expanding of their day-to-day interactions in our classrooms.

This approach reflects the belief that young children are capable of making choices and they are supported and encouraged in this process. The elements of active learning and choice are strategically interwoven encouraging children to become problem solvers.

The High Scope® Approach at a glance

  • Sense of self
  • Social relations
  • Creative representation
  • Movement
  • Music
  • Communication and language
  • Exploring objects
  • Early quantity and number
  • Space
  • Time

Baby Sign Language

Our educators believe that signing is a key ingredient to language development. Baby Signs have an important role to play within the caregiver-infant relationship. These Baby Signs are an integral part of our educational curriculum. The children are exposed to nonverbal gestures. Infants can enjoy interactions with adults that otherwise would be postponed until he/she could talk. Successful communication with other people make life simpler. Even without words, a young child can convey a message and enjoy the experience of being quickly and accurately understood. Interactions such as these foster feelings of competence and help avoid frustration. Baby Sign experiences allow infants interpersonal conversation skills which yield faster language development.

Montessori Approach

The infant program introduces early concepts of the Montessori approach. This is a system of education that is based on a child’s developmental need for freedom within limits, as well as a carefully prepared environment that guarantees exposure to materials and experiences. Through the materials, the environment, interaction with their educators and peers, these areas are evolving. Dr. Montessori believed that everything a young child is exposed to becomes a part of what he/she is becoming. Therefore, everything a child sees, listens to, feels and tastes enhances the education of their mind.

The Montessori Approach fosters through a prepared environment

  • Self-directed learning in a whole learning environment
  • Classroom materials and social setting is supportive of the child
  • Together, the educator and child form a relationship based on trust and respect that fosters self-confidence and a willingness to try new things
  • Materials are multi-sensory, sequential and self-correcting, thus facilitate learning
  • Educator functions as a designer of the environment, resource person, role model, demonstrator, record-keeper and observer of each child’s behaviour and growth

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  • Our child was enrolled with Childventures for 5 Years. We chose the CV program as it offered seamless before and after school care, no down time over the holidays when we didn’t have the time off. The safety and security of the facility was a big deal and the core knowledge and Montessori base Read more...
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    January 15, 2018
  • My children were enrolled at Childventures for 4 years. We chose CV’s JK/SK program over the public or other private sector because the class sizes are smaller, the strong reading program and advanced curriculum content. After completing the JK/SK program their transitions to public school wer Read more...
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    January 8, 2018
  • My two children were enrolled at CV for 3 and 4 years. We had such a Positive experience throughout our time at CV that we didn't want it to end! When they started public school we quickly found the transition to be lacking in many ways mostly because of what we had become used to at CV. We pul Read more...
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    January 4, 2018
  • My children were enrolled with Childventures from infant to completion of SK. We chose CV over the public or other private sector because of the smaller classroom sizes and focused attention on Montessori skills, reading/writing, mathematic development and organization of learning for young children Read more...
    Alana Welby-Solomon
    December 18, 2017
  • Our LO is 16 months old and is enrolled at the Oakville location. It's clear to see that he enjoys being there everyday just as much as we enjoy dropping him off. Doesn't matter who's at the desk when we first enter in the mornings, whether it's Kathryn, Chris or Matthew we are always greeted with s Read more...
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    December 12, 2017
  • I just wanted to write and say, two weeks into our son attending child ventures my husband and I noticed a HUGE difference in his behaviour, manners and patience. Best of all he was potty trained in a couple short weeks! We noticed what he practised at school, he brought back to our home life. Manne Read more...
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    November 15, 2017
  • My daughter has been with CV since the age of 1. She started out in the infant program and is now currently thriving in the JK program. At 3 1/2 years of age she is far more advanced than I could have imagined. Keep up the great work CV!! Read more...
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    October 24, 2017
  • I would recommend CV to all my friends because it's so great. My son started at CV When he's 11 months old. All the teachers are very caring, nice and knowledgeable. Currently my son is in the JK/SK, he's very happy to study there. Read more...
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    October 24, 2017
  • We are very impressed with Child Ventures Oakville. I was nervous to leave my son to go back to work but transitioning into daycare was made so much easier by the wonderful staff and teachers. We are confident we made the right choice and see so much growth already in our son the past month he has b Read more...
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    October 6, 2017
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