Important Documents (click links):

 

Vision Statement:  We believe that early childhood programming provides a solid foundation for learning and fosters creative, inquisitive, confident learners.

 

Mission: 

  • EICS supports strength-based, faith-based early childhood programming
  • EICS provides resources (people, time and funding) to facilitate successful early childhood programming
  • EICS has a shared philosophy and unified vision for early childhood programming
  • EICS has a cohesive community of early educators who co-create and collaborate with parents, school staff, and children
  • EICS early education staff have a united understanding of curriculum expectations and work together towards realistic and achievable outcomes and goals
  • EICS supports inclusive planning and practice with developmentally appropriate activities and environments to help build on the strengths of every child
  • EICS supports purposeful play-based early childhood programming and is responsive to the emergent interests of children
  • EICS supports childhood programming that is developmentally appropriate, responsive, flexible, safe, fun and engaging

 

Program Values:

  • Spirituality, Faith Based
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Family
  • Empathy
  • Diversity
  • Courage Growth
  • Curiosity
  • Open Mindedness
  • Freedom
  • Happiness
  • Patience
  • Risk Taking
  • Humor
  • Affection
  • Play

 

Early Childhood Links:

 

Galileo

http://galileo.org/earlylearning/

 

Alberta Education

Programming for Children with Special Education Needs

https://education.alberta.ca/media/159758/ecs-sn-programming.pdf

 

CMEC Statement on Play Based Learning

https://education.alberta.ca/media/1626383/cmec-play-based-learning_statement_en-2013.pdf

 

The First Six Years

https://education.alberta.ca/early-childhood-education/childhood-development/