Our Early Years students learn through a curriculum in which all subject areas are integrated. The Early Years experience at Heschel is one of social and intellectual development through play and structured learning and experiences. We help children become eager and effective learners, fostering skills in setting goals, gathering and classifying information and problem solving. Our programme offers opportunities to explore freely in different media and establish productive relationships with other members of the school community. We use music, art, drama, physical movement, puppetry and creative thinking techniques such as visualization and brainstorming in helping students develop their abilities. We reinforce our learning by working in small groups and child oriented learning centres and students interact with each other through role playing as they play with a variety of materials in a variety of centres.
Early Years students at The Toronto Heschel School experience the wonder and joy of learning as they begin to cooperate and develop an awareness of others in a social setting. They complete their first years of school with inquisitive minds and compassionate hearts, ready to extend their learning at The Toronto Heschel School.