Preschool Curriculum

Childventures’ Curriculum: Preschool Program

Core Knowledge® Approach

This curriculum is based on the most up to date scientific research about how young children learn, as well as research into the best preschool practices used around the world. It is specifically designed to provide children with a solid foundation of the knowledge and skills they will need for later learning.

The key characteristics of the Core Knowledge® Preschool Program include:

  • Setting high expectations for all children
  • Providing an explicit, sequenced and coherent curriculum that is content and language rich
  • Integrating the teaching of conceptual knowledge and skills in a step-by-step manner

The Core Knowledge® Preschool Program at a glance

  • Movement and coordination
  • Autonomy and social skills
  • Work habits
  • Language
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Orientation in time and space
  • Scientific reasoning
  • Music
  • Art

Virtues Project

The Virtues Project is a positive, holistic program which is designed to bring out the best in children and adults. Through daily interactions simple strategies are used within the curriculum to help children to remember who they really are, and to know that the purpose of life is to have a life of purpose. Virtues are the content of our character. They exist within each child in potential. The project is a way to awaken these already existing virtues, allowing each child to act on the best within them.

Montessori Approach

Montessori 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. Everything a child sees, listens to, feels and tastes enhances the education of their mind.

The Montessori method 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 Directress 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
  • Directress functions as a designer of the environment, resource person, role model, demonstrator, record-keeper and observer of each child’s behavior and growth

Goals of a Montessori classroom

  • Developing a positive attitude toward learning
  • Helping each child develop self-confidence and independence
  • Assisting each child in building concentration
  • Fostering an abiding curiosity
  • Developing habits of initiative and persistence
  • Fostering inner security and sense of order in the child
  • Supports child’s individuality, and unique learning style

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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...
    Brandon L
    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...
    Simona N
    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...
    Roxanne T
    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...
    Tricia F
    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...
    Audrea M
    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...
    Maggie S
    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
  • Our son is 22 months old and this is his second experience in a childcare setting. We call Ryan sunshine personified - he is a happy, smiley little guy. He is also a little guy who has had a pretty rough start to his little life. Much of his first year was spent at SickKids but he handled multiple s Read more...
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    October 6, 2017
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