Bright Eyes Academy
Our mission at Bright Eyes Academy is to bring together children, teachers, parents and the community in the journey of early education. We offer programs that challenge, encourage, and support children in their quest for knowledge, recognizing developmental stages, as well as, each child for their own abilities and talents.
We use a Reggio Emilia based approach for teaching and learning. This approach fosters children’s intellectual development through systematic focus on symbolic representation, as children are encouraged to explore their environment and express themselves through words, movement, drawing, painting, playing and other natural modes of expression. We trust, respect and value children’s sense of ownership, autonomy and control of their own learning and play.
The teaching method at BEA incorporates aspects of both the Reggio Emilia and Project Approaches. Our program curriculum is developed by weaving cognitive skills throughout the children’s interests, involving the children as active participants in the construction of knowledge. We provide an environment where education goes beyond the basic skills as children are challenged to observe, investigate, question, analyze, construct meaning and think critically.
Bright Eyes Academy is proud to be a partner in support of the Early Learning Framework. Below is a brief summary of “What is British Columbia Early Learning Framework” and “ Why it’s important to you”. The information below is taken directly from: Understanding the Early Learning Framework from theory to Practice; complied by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport and the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Introduction to the Framework
As early childhood educators, we are more than teachers. Along with children and their families, we are part of a community of learners. Our curiosity causes us to wonder about the children, examine our programs, and evaluate our own work with families and children. We are learners as well as early childhood educators, and we must continually examine, reflect and re-assess our work. Assessing our work and ourselves is part of learning and growing as individuals and as groups of colleagues. It is in this spirit that the Province of British Columbia developed its unique Early Learning Framework.
Download from The Ministry of Education website: Early Learning Framework and ‘Understanding the British Columbia Early Learning Framework’
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Professional Development training sessions on how to implement the Framework sessions are posted on the Ministry of Education website.