This new Richmond daycare is empowering young kids to become their own ‘researchers’

The daycare’s latest location in Richmond centres kids’s studying round particular person pursuits, play and curiosity

Infants, toddlers and younger kids are born programmed to be curious, playful and excited concerning the world round them. And, for higher or for worse, tiny people love exploring on their very own phrases. 

Whether or not meaning touching each close by merchandise within the grocery retailer, repeatedly asking “why?” or determining what number of items of cereal they will match of their mouth at one time, they’re consistently looking for and absorbing these solutions with their little brains.

However why can we count on younger kids to be engaged and even enthusiastic about studying one thing new once we do not allow them to have any say within the studying course of, squashing that natural-born creativity inside them, and giving them no credit score?

Richmond’s latest daycare facility for ages one to 5, Tiny Hoppers Early Learning Centre, is set to deliver individuality, curiosity and playfulness again into the training course of with its play-based or, as they name it, “emergent” curriculum.

“We observe the kids to higher perceive what their pursuits are, and we arrange our classroom based mostly on these pursuits,” explains Gordon Wai, a franchise companion of Tiny Hoppers. “We consider that, as kids interact in play, in actions, they be taught and take up data way more than by means of theme-based, cookie-cutter curriculums.”

The brand new Tiny Hoppers Early Studying Centre location in Richmond East. Picture by way of: Gordon Wai.

With their brightly colored partitions, spacious school rooms, model new toys and an array of strong wooden furnishings created particularly for kids, the full-day daycare goals to nurture the kids in its care, motivating and provoking them to grow to be mini researchers.

And there’s loads of mind meals to go round, too, with the daycare’s full-time chef serving three meals a day, family-style, to each the youngsters and educators. By providing breakfast, lunch and a day snack, dad and mom don’t have to fret about dropping off or choosing up hungry youngsters.

The Richmond East location of Tiny Hoppers additionally comes with an achieved and educated daycare director and early studying advocate. With a powerful 15 years of expertise within the childcare business, Fiona Abbas-Lee has developed childcare applications from start to 12 years outdated.

“We additionally really feel very fortunate that, regardless that we’re having an early childhood educators  scarcity right here within the Better Vancouver Space, we’ve secured like-minded lecturers which can be very passionate and invested in our program,” says Gordon Wai.

The school rooms include an array of strong wooden furnishings created particularly for kids. Picture by way of: Gordon Wai.

Richmond East Tiny Hoppers is presently accepting registration for his or her applications, and since they’ve opted into authorities funding, their program prices are decrease. 

If you happen to’re eager about studying extra, remember to attend the grand opening on Saturday, November 19, on the new Richmond East Tiny Hoppers from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Attendees can take pleasure in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, catered meals, a bouncy citadel, face-painting and loads of crafts for teenagers to get inventive. There may even be prizes out there to win.

To RSVP, full the registration type at


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