Our Family

 

N’sheemaehn; we believe that child care must provide experiences which invite children’s interest, stimulate creativity, satisfy the desire to explore and discover, and help children develop at their individual stage and pace.

We believe that each child is not only developmentally unique, but engages in learning experiences that happen at individually optimum times. The staff of N’sheemaehn attempt to challenge and support each child’s unique patterns of interest, talent and ability. In addition, an environment is provided which fosters each child’s self-esteem, independence and self-discipline.

We believe that children develop best as individuals in a social setting. We encourage children to demonstrate their feelings and needs through interaction and cooperation with peers and with adults. Children are taught to recognize that their actions have consequences. Furthermore, they are taught skills that help them to solve interpersonal conflicts with minimal adult intervention. We also encourage children to understand and have respect for themselves, their peers, their teachers, and their environment.

Within our Preschool Program we have an in-house Kindergarten component for four and five year olds that follows the Toronto Board of Education’s Curriculum using our play-based philosophy.

All of our full-time teachers are Registered Early Childhood Educators.

The average period of service for our teachers is more than 13 years.  Two of our teachers have been at the Centre since it first opened its doors in 1990 and several others have been here for 15 years or more.  One of our staffing priorities is to ensure stability of care for the children at our Centre.