Early Learning & Care
​Since September 1, 2011, South East Cornerstone Public School Division has been providing Early Learning and Care Programming for young children in our attendance area.

Early Learning and Care Consultants build trusting relationships with families and assist them in working toward mutually-identified goals. We share the vision of "All families have the capacity to meet the developmental needs of their children within the community of their choice."

Children who are involved with EL&C are often delayed in reaching age-appropriate developmental milestones such as walking, talking, eating, manoeuvring, playing or interacting socially with others, or are born with a condition or diagnosis that makes it more difficult for them to develop at rates that are typical for a specific age group.

Vision of Early Learning

Young children experience learning through play, and exploration through a variety of settings including: the home, childcare, Prekindergarten, preschool, Kindergarten, and other early childhood programs.

Early learning programs are holistic, responsive, and developmentally appropriate.  They focus on the healthy development of the whole child: social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development. 

Children, families, and early childhood educators collaborate in enriching children's learning and growth.

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​​​South East Cornerstone Early Learning and Care Provides:

  • Home and/or center-based visits with families.
  • Developmental screening.
  • Support to parents in setting goals for their child.
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Play-based program specific to their child's needs.
  • Support in transitioning children into Kindergarten, Prekindergarten or other suitable programs.
  • Support, encouragement, and resources for parents.

 

  
  
Notes
Brain Development.pdf
  
Motor Development.pdf
  
Playing Outdoors.doc
  
Sensory and Cognitive Development.pdf
  
Speech and Language Development.pdf
  
The Importance of Play.pdf
  
The Importance of Playing Games with Your Preschooler.doc
  
Toys for Toddlers.doc
  
Here are some ideas for choosing toys that will grow with children, challenge, and nurture children’s overall development (thinking, physical, language and social-emotional skills).