Our preschoolers and their educators are active participants in creating a Globally Responsible classroom, as part of our Social Studies curriculum. Throughout the school year, we celebrate embrace new cultures through specially planned multicultural activities in our classroom , as we celebrate Diwali, Hina Matsuri, Cinco de Mayo, Dia del Nino, Chinese New Year, La Chocolatada, St. Nicholas Day and more! Music, stories, dance, song and food round out our exotic adventures abroad.
Our Global Responsibility program has extended beyond the confines of our little classroom and our community, as our families and children have kindly participated year after year in donating toys and clothing to impoverished children in Mexico. Exploring cultural differences and similarities allows children to appreciate their own culture and that of others, as they celebrate diversity in a spirit of understanding, caring and love.
As we learn about the many amazing places in our world, we sing about the 7 continents with our well-loved “Do You Know the Continents” song; then we eventually transfer that learning to identify these land masses on our huge world wall map, floor puzzles, northern and southern hemisphere activities and a myriad of other activities to enrich our learning from exploring flags of the world to animals indigenous to the different continents. Exploring the 5 oceans through song is another favorite activity in this component of our early learning. So much to learn and so little time!
We cherish, recognize and value the unique differences and diversity that make up each individual child and his/her family. The Parachute Express Playschool Teaching Team , North Saanich.