Category Archives: ECA

WATER PLAY IN PK2/3

Water play is good for children’s physical, mental, and social-emotional growth. Children increase their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination through actions like pouring, squirting, scrubbing, stirring and squeezing. By playing with others they develop social and language skill as … Continue reading

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SERVICE LEARNING IN ECA

Service learning is essential for students of every age. Kindness, generosity, gratitude and respect are all important values we want to instill in our children. Caretakers are often the people who do the most yet receive the least recognition. There … Continue reading

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Block Play in PK4 A

Blocks are an important part of an Early Childhood classroom. We have them in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, to meet the developmental needs of every child. Playing with blocks provides excellent learning opportunities for children from problem … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Hunt with PK2/3

One of ECA’s annual events that the children all look forward to is the “Easter Egg Hunt”. Leading up to the event, the children in PK2/3 got to make baskets, decorate both paper and Styrofoam eggs, and read stories about … Continue reading

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ECA Sports Day

Taking part in sports gives children the physical activity needed for building healthy bones and muscles. It also provides improved coordination, while boosting your child’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Sport teaches children about teamwork and helps develop their social skills. In … Continue reading

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Outdoor Play for ECA

Outdoor play is enjoyable for children and important for their growth and development. It helps children develop gross motor skills through climbing, swinging, jumping, etc. Outdoor play encourages children to develop and co-ordinate hand/eye movements through catching and throwing. Children … Continue reading

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International Week in the ECA

International Week is a great time to learn about different countries.  In the ECA we had visitors from many different countries including Jamaica, Colombia, New Zealand, Philippines, England, China, USA, Sweden, Germany, Thailand, India, Kyrgyz Republic, South Africa and Inner … Continue reading

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Making Bread in PK2/3

Some people use store-bought bread and others make homemade loaves. Bread is made from grains that are easy to grow such as wheat, rye, oats, and rice. The grains are then ground to make flour. One of the most famous … Continue reading

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MAKING JELLY IN PK2/3

Cooking is a fun and engaging activity for children.  It encourages children to work together and take turns.  Hands-on cooking activities help children develop pride and confidence in their skills and abilities.  Cooking is also a great opportunity for language … Continue reading

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ROLE PLAY IN PK2/3 Z

Role play is an important part of a child’s development as it builds confidence, creative communication, physical development and problem solving skills. Doctors, builders, police and shopkeeper roles allow children to get into character and act out real life roles. … Continue reading

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