At Tofino Nature Kids we believe children should have fun and experience hands-on learning. We provide children with an environment where they feel comfortable to explore their learning at their own pace. We strive to create a deeper connection with nature, using the outdoors as our classroom and Mother Nature as the Facilitator.

At Tofino Nature Kids we believe a teacher’s role is to help guide children in their learning. Children are born with the desire to learn, and as teacher’s we are here to help them fulfill this desire. We help facilitate children’s curiosities, expand their imagination and safely guide them on adventures. We believe that a combination of child and teacher led activities help the children develop their social, cognitive, physical and emotional skills. We hope that every child in our program feels safe and nurtured as they grow from the inside out. Children learn best through play. As Maria Montessori said, “Play is the work of a child”. When children are playing some areas where they are learning include, developing their problemsolving skills, discovering their limits, and practicing fine and gross motor skills. Our focus will be on child-led activities where we will provide the materials and environment necessary for your child to explore their interests and learn new concepts and ideas. We have a strong belief in embracing diversity and welcome children with all different personalities, learning styles, special needs and cultures etc. We believe that it is important for children to develop a connection with nature and their surroundings. We use a combination of Emergent-Curriculum, Montessori and the Forest School Philosophies. We tune in to children’s interests and support them by following their lead. We weave literacy and numeracy into daily activities and take advantage of on the spot learning opportunities. We have a deep respect for children, their opinions and their learning. We believe that they play an integral role in approaching behavioral issues that may occur. We will use positive guidance strategies that include, listening attentively, setting limits, teaching more helpful behaviour, conflict resolution and how to manage their emotions responsibly. We have an open-door policy. We welcome you to join us at any point should you like to see how our program is run, or to spend time with your child in our program. You know your child best, so we would like to keep an open line of communication to ensure that we are able to provide your child with the best care possible. You are welcome to approach any of the educators face to face, by phone, or email with anything you would like to share with us. We believe in teaching your children how to be brave, independent, strong and creative. We support your children in taking chances and trying their best. We help them develop a respect for the environment, a sense of wonder and adventure. We help them grow into caring, compassionate human beings.

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