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PLASP Youngest Children Continue to Learn & Thrive in our Early Learning and Child Care Centres

PLASP’s Early Learning and Child Care Centres have continued to provide the high quality childcare that our families have come to expect. PLASP centres have remained open throughout the winter and continue to provide nurturing environments where our youngest children learn, play and engage at an age-appropriate level. As part of our commitment to families, PLASP takes pride in our top-notch staff, our engaging spaces, and our curriculum, which is based on Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years “How Does Learning Happen?

Recently, PLASP’s Lancaster P.S. centre in Mississauga re-opened after undergoing renovations to allow for greater capacity for more age groups – including new infant and toddler rooms.

Children enjoying their favourite activities in PLASP’s newly renovated centre at Lancaster P.S.

“Opening our new centre has been exciting and it feels like home. Learning through play continues as relationships are made and children reach milestones. The children and teaching team have adapted and embraced the new guidelines to stay safe and healthy. We have learned to adjust and thrive! We do what we love and we love what we do! Welcome to our new home!”
– Vanessa Doyle, Program Director, PLASP ELCCC at Lancaster P.S.

Learning through play has always been a key component of all PLASP programs. In PLASP centres, young children learn math, science, literacy fundamental and more through sensory play and discovery.

“Open-ended materials, such as sand, tissue paper, letters, ‘people figures’, etc., provide endless learning opportunities. We engage with children to help them identify and name different components of play, such as which letter words begin with and which sounds they make. We focus on discovery activities such as ‘what will happen if we add paper to snow?’ as an example. And of course we enjoy spending time playing outdoor in the fresh air as much as possible!”
- Alison Butt, Program Director, PLASP ELCCC at Father Michael Goetz S.S. 

PLASP’s Father Michael Goetz centre is also currently being renovated and staff and children look forward to moving back into their revamped space soon!

COVID-19 health and safety protocols are being followed rigorously in all of our centres and programs, including ensuring that children have individualized items for play.

 

“In our toddler room we recognize how important sensory experiences are in order to support children’s development. By providing individualized water bins and toys which are cleaned and sanitized after each use, we are able to keep the children engaged and happy, as well as meet these developmental needs while still maintaining COVID-19 protocols.” – Jennifer Cawthorpe, Program Director, PLASP ELCCC at Whaley’s Corners P.S.

To hear what parents have to say about PLASP’s Early Learning and Child Care Centres, plus to see up-to-date centre video tours and photos by location, please click here.

 

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