Relationships are key. Building strong trusting relationships lays the foundation for authentic learning. It allows the children to feel comfortable in their new environment so that they are able to openly explore and engage in deeper learning experiences, and develop the social emotional skills they will need to build more complex relationships as they grow and develop. This month we have been focusing a lot on building these relationships and have set up our environment to encourage these pro-social behaviours. We have been utilizing items like blocks, balls, bubbles, songs and stories to foster and develop these social connections between educators, children, and the environment.
Lauren Sutton RECE, Laney Slack RECE, and Elissa Hall RECE