Canguros is Spanish for Kangaroos and carries much significance.
Kangaroos jump but they cannot jump backwards; with every bounce there is a high and a low point, but each bounce is forward moving, progressive.
They are communal, spending their time in groups called mobs. They are strong yet nurturing, taking care of their young until they are ready to care for themselves. They embody the heart of Canguros.
OUR CALMING CORNER
This is where children learn to understand and regulate their emotions in a positive manner through resources from Generation Mindful.
Instead of 'Time Outs' we use 'Time Ins' to encourage emotional expression. Our goal is to help build a whole-brained child who can understand the benefit of their emotions and express themselves in a productive and safe way.
Children can also use this space for reading and relaxing.
OUR CUBBY+ CORNER
Here children join in for circle time, build, experiment, and place their belongings.
It's a place for problem-solving and trying new things, as well as exploring the numerous resources created just for them from our Mother Goose Time curriculum.
OUR ART & SENSORY CORNER
Here children can create art, work on fine motor skills, and have sensory experiences.
This corner is always fully stocked with fun supplies to ensure engagement and innovation!
It's also the location where delicious snacks and meals are shared as a class.
OUR PRACTICAL LIFE & IMAGINATION CORNER
Here children can gain skills similar to real life through role play and dress up.
Children are given the opportunity to lead, collaborate, and move their little energy-filled bodies. Often we play music during indoor play time to promote movement and expression as well.
Imaginations are always encouraged!