Our Philosophy

N’sheemaehn’s Staff and Board of Directors believes that the Centre strives to and provides our children with a warm, secure and loving environment in which the uniqueness of each person is respected and supported.  We provide care for all children and children who come to us with various needs.  We view our children as competent and capable.

We monitor each child’s development formally and informally as we go through our day.  Should we need to ask for outside agency help for developmental or behavioural query we expect the full cooperation of the parent(s)/guardian(s).

We will endeavor to capitalize on the rich cultural mix of our community and to encourage an appreciation for the multicultural nature of Canadian society.

We will also attempt to incorporate into the program, activities, which make use of the natural environment of the University, such as gardening, and nature walks, to instill in our children a love and respect for nature.

At N’sheemaehn, we believe that child care has the responsibility of providing 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 will attempt to challenge and support each child’s unique patterns of interest, talent and ability.  In addition, an environment is provided which facilitates 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 want children to understand and have respect for themselves, their peers, their teachers, and their environment.