Our child-encouraged curriculum creates a respectful, social environment that stimulates the creative spirit, enriches language, and encourages exploration and independence.
Children have an opportunity to paint, draw, sculpt, glue and experiment with a variety of media which focuses on the creative process while acquiring skills.
Children play in large and small groups, which develops their ability to cooperate and collaborate with others.
MishMash’s basic curriculum will be drawn from the children’s interests and ideas shared in our classroom. All children will participate in arts and crafts at our table, which promotes teamwork, a social atmosphere, communication, stimulates friendships and gives a sense of belonging.
MishMash also bases the literacy and language portion of our curriculum around music and movement. Music is an excellent tool for children, as it develops neural pathways in the brain that can assist reading, writing, and language skills in these crucial early learning years. Our music classes will create a comfortable and fun learning environment for students to build these skill sets and improve such things as cognitive functioning, motor skills, emotional development, behavior and social skills. Children will acquire the ability to follow and understand the concepts and rules of reading music which are the same fundamentals of following and understanding the concepts of language and literacy.
MISHMASH IS A LICENSED PRESCHOOL PROGRAM AND DAYCARE Licensed Preschools must meet the requirements of the Community Care. Facility Act and Child Care Licensing Regulations, which are administered by the Ministry of Health and Planning. These regulations cover health and safety standards, space and equipment requirements, child/staff ratios and staff qualifications. What’s Included In Our Monthly Fees:
Little Chef's cooking classes or Hot Lunch program once a month
Field trip to the West Coast Railway Heritage Museum in October for their Halloween Event
Wildlife BC Visitor to talk about Bears, Cougars, & Coyotes
Dog Safety Course
First Aid for little People
We fundraise and sponsor a family at Christmas
Annual Science World Trip for the Graduating Class
Annual Donation to our Elephant Mashariki in Kenya that our class in 2013 adopted
And so much more.
If there is an event that comes up that we are interested in and it is not included in our Fees, we find ways to fundraise. Some of our fundraising events are: Movie Night, Bottle Drives, Bake and Lemonade Sales to name a few. We do our best not to charge parents more, and so far have been successful.