November 4-8 has been designated as the second annual Play and Learn Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. The intent of this week is to focus on the value of learning in a play-based environment, and to highlight the importance of play for children’s optimal learning and development. Schools that offer kindergarten and grades 1-3 will be participating in special events this week, and we thought it only fitting that we recognize this week here at Little Tulips Family Child Care as well, because that is what we do! We play!! We learn!! We explore!! We create!! We recognize the importance of play in the child care environment. Our role as educators is to understand child development and provide support and guidance to facilitate learning and help our children extend their play.
“Play-based learning is an essential part of a child’s early development. Ultimately, we want to give every child the best possible start in life, to allow them to be healthy, happy, engaged, well-adjusted children who are well-prepared for success in school, in their relationships, and in life.”
– The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education