Every decision made about our preschool environment is done in a respectful manner as we see the environment itself as a third teacher.
Our playroom is space filled with natural light, order and beauty. You will notice as you visit East Ivanhoe preschool that each play space is free from clutter, and every material provided for the children is considered for its purpose, as the kindergarten year progresses every corner is ever-evolving to encourage children to delve deeper and deeper into their interests.
The kindergarten space is also designed in a manner that encourages collaboration, communication and exploration. It is also one that respects children as capable by providing them with authentic materials & tools and high quality art supplies.
It is space where there is an understanding that the kindergarten environment needs to be treated with respect and is cared for by the children and the adults.
Our environment is one that values children as artists and the way our artwork is displayed is done so with purpose. Thoughtful and respectful displays of children's art communicates to children that their work is valued, and that this is their space.
Our room also is purposely one that speaks to the outdoor environment favouring neutral tones, fabrics and wood. From any area of the playroom the children can look out to the greenery of the yard as the room is surrounded by windows letting it the light.
Our yard is double story and has wide array of mature trees and beautiful ferns and plants of different varieties and textures. Our yard also has vegetable patches, places to dig in the dirt, sandpits to build and places to retreat, climb and run.