Our Programs

Three Distinct Rooms

Our centre has three different program areas each with its own dedicated staff, quiet room, kitchen, bathroom and play yard. Each program has its own characteristics and benefits so that we can tailor our care to the individual needs of your child.

Hummingbird Room

Ages: 18 months – 3 years
Capacity: 12 children

Orca Room

Ages: 30 months – 5 years
Capacity: 17 children

Ladybug Room

Ages: 30 months – 5 years
Capacity: 24 children

Our Philoshophy of Care

With gentle care and thoughtful guidance, our early childhood educators strive to support the children as they learn about themselves and the world around them.

Through daily music and movement activities, art projects, outdoor and Nature-based play, stories and finger plays, science experiments, cooking and many other individual and shared activities, the children investigate their interests and build knowledge and skills in multiple areas.

Documentation (using photos, words, and art) is one way that we share our learning with each other, families, and our community. We also provide Kindergarten transition documents to support children when they graduate from our programs and prepare to enter into Kindergarten.

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The BC Early Learning Framework

At Beaufort Children’s Centre, we provide an emergent, child-centered program guided by British Columbia’s Early Learning Framework. This means that we follow children’s interests and needs while providing new experiences to enrich their learning.

For children, the framework provides a consistent and secure daily experience that promises interesting things to do, attention to their interests and needs, and a sense of control over themselves and their environment. In addition, the framework supports children as they gain knowledge and skills in important content areas, such as well-being and belonging, exploration and creativity, social responsibility and diversity, and languages and literacies.

The experiences teachers plan for children foster independent thinking, initiative, and creativity. Young children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical capacities develop quickly when they can use materials and their imaginations freely in an environment that promotes investigation, decision-making, cooperation, persistence, and problem-solving. The capacities that children develop in this open framework are skills that children can and do use daily in the classroom as well as at home.

> Learn more about British Columbia’s Early Learning Framework