Social, Emotional, & Intellectual Development
While fostering social and emotional learning, we teach children essential skills and concepts for long-term success in highly selective schools. Current research shows that children achieve the best results academically, emotionally, socially, physically, and artistically when they develop a balance of these intelligences. KEY teachers know that self-regulated learning is also critical to success in today’s education system and they strive to help young children regulate their learning. Studies have shown that a child who starts ahead in kindergarten will most likely retain that edge all through school. We not only help children get ready for Kindergarten but prepare them to be successful in exceptional schools.
The best for your child
We strive to provide the best program in B.C. for early-years students by employing and training highly qualified educators, providing a top-tier curriculum, small class sizes, and working closely with families. KEY teachers ensure that children are engaged in interesting and skill-developing activities while building confidence, self-awareness, self-esteem and well-being in each child.
Essential teacher connections
Families are the first and most important teacher for children. We know our families are looking for more than a regular daycare, pre-school, or tutoring company. We offer a safe and happy place nurturing the whole child by fostering social and emotional well-being through strong bonds with our families. Assessments for our students are conducted each semester, enabling families to have a balanced look at a child’s abilities and potential areas of improvement. We also provide parent information sessions and workshops on how to support your child’s learning.
KEY Early Years Programs
We personalize learning experiences for every student, developing materials and activities based on interests and developmental needs of our students. Every program contains activities to develop social, emotional, and intellectual growth to ensure success in top schools. We incorporate yoga, dance, games and activities to teach children to be environmentally responsible while developing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
KEY Early Years is introducing a new subject-focused program for group classes. These highly-focused small group sizes provide enriched learning experiences for students. Following the three competencies of the BC Curriculum including: Communication, Personal and Social Skills, and Thinking Skills, this program is essential to your child’s deep, lifelong learning. These group classes are designed to target the subject areas that are most needed for children preparing to enter into private school education. Through our initial assessment we will determine the type of classwork needed to engage children in learning so that they develop the skills and knowledge needed to function in today’s world.
- Smaller class ratio 4:1
- More individual attention in a smaller class
- STEAM and inquiry-based teaching approach · Accelerated learning
- Our teachers have experience teaching to various levels within the classroom
- Curriculum is geared toward private school preparation and readiness
KEY Learning Levels
Seal - Beginner Learner. Child not having prior exposure to education, or opportunities to build social emotional awareness, children at this level need direct support from the teacher.
Dolphin - Emergent Learner. Child has beginning stages of some education and may even have some social emotional skills, but still needs direct support from the teacher.
Beluga - Meeting Expectations. Child is meeting the developmental learning level and can do some work independently. These children need the support to learn beyond their current level to meet expectations of Private School Assessments.
Orca - Advanced Learner. Child is advanced in his age and grade level, and needs support through Assessment Prep classes, but also to carry on the supported learning needed to continue with the growing demands of today’s digital world. Every class will incorporate KEY’s 6 C’s: creativity, curiosity, character, collaboration, confidence, and critical thinking.
Every class will incorporate KEY’s 6 C’s: creativity, curiosity, character, collaboration, confidence, and critical thinking.
Success for each child
KEY educators write, record, create, and continually evaluate our materials to ensure we meet the needs and interests of our students entering schools in B.C. Our curriculum draws from the wealth of research on early years development, the new B.C. curriculum, and specific methodology to integrate social and emotional learning in everything we do. Students learn academic basics such as language development, phonics, basic math, small and large motor skills, hand-eye coordination, science, technology, computational thinking, and more.
*Child’s outcome once they have completed all 4 levels.