What is a blended community?
We offer a unique multi-age setting in a kindergarten environment for all children between the ages of four (by Dec. 31st) to six years of age.
By having the same teachers for two years, the stress of school entry is reduced and a feeling of extended family and community is fostered. When the school year begins, only a portion of the children will be new to the classroom.
The older students will benefit from their leadership role as they model for the younger students who will learn from them. The more seasoned kindergartener will also have the advantage of tutoring others. By peer teaching, these students will gain in self- confidence and build positive attitudes towards school. Research tells us that cooperative and prosocial behaviours are significantly more evident in multi-aged groupings.