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Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.
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What school says: The CEFA Enriched Curriculum provides your child with the opportunity to share learning experiences and play with other children of the same age and intellectual level. We offer programs for infants and children up to five years old. Our enriched world class learning curriculum was created by examining international best practices and is refined with the latest research in behavioural and developmental sciences and psychology. It features a unique partnership of core subjects (such as Reading and Math) and fine arts (such as Drama and Yoga) providing children with the freedom to learn and grow through play.