In 1979 a group of women came together with a shared vision of a place where parents and caregivers could meet and discuss parenting, learn from each other, and share ideas while at the same time provide early learning opportunities for children. Belief in this vision led to establishing Our Place. Belonging, Well-Being, Engagement and Expression — foundational conditions important for families to grow and flourish — capture the essence of what Our Place is. That is what the last 40 are based on and why we remain vital to children, their families and the community.

 

Pedagogy at Home

Further recognize the importance and impact of parental understanding of how their children learn best by ensuring opportunities and invitations for the whole family to deepen understanding of pedagogy and of their role in supporting a child's early learning and transition to school through employing pedagogy in the home.

PEDAGOGY POSTCARDS

Quality
Report

What Does
Pedagogy Mean?

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Understanding
& Connecting

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Supporting Your
Child's Learning

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Opportunities for
Reflective Practice

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Self-Regulation
and Well-being

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Pedagogy
Resources

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How Does Learning Happen Report

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Making Intent Visible Worksheet

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Pedagogy in the Community

Champion pedagogical leadership within universal child and family programs across the Region of Waterloo, to be a catalyst and positive influence in the development of a common approach to early learning in child and family centres/programs. 

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Conestoga College Initiative

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Quality
Report

Pedagogy at School

Explore integration of the foundations in the newly released Ministry of Education Kindergarten Curriculum building on the How Does Learning Happen pedagogy, into our early learning programs, further aligning our approach to expectations of the child in school.

Understanding
Kindergarten in Ontario

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Transition to Kindergarten
Handouts

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Reflection
HDLH/FDK
Worksheets (Tool)

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