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Phoenix Happenings

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Welcome To Phoenix Child Centre!

Phoenix Child Centre is a non-profit charitable organization located inside Seneca Hill P. S., serving families with children 2.6 to 12 years of age.

 

Phoenix has been an integral part of the Seneca Hill community since being incorporated in 1979.

 

Over the years we have seen surrounding neighbourhoods grow and change and we have grown and changed right along with them, however, our commitment to a high standard of care has remained a constant.

The Child

At Phoenix, we provide opportunities for children to engage in active inquiry through project work. Children decide what they need to know, teachers act as guides and co-collaborators to expertly keep projects moving forward through discussion, observation and hands on, engaging learning opportunities.

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The Teacher

In a Reggio environment, the teacher is non-traditional, in that he or she does not impart wisdom from the front of the classroom, they are fully engaged in the process of learning right along with the child or children. She/he is a guide, a co-collaborator, an advocate of the learning process and a keen observer of behaviour.

The Environment

The environment is indeed the third teacher, but what does that mean? Simply put, it means that the environment is designed to support inquiry and discovery, places and spaces that are interesting and spark more questions than answers. It invites experimentation and risk taking, and most importantly provides opportunities for strong reciprocal relationships.

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"The true strength in our classroom lies in the collaboration of learners, not in the knowledge of one expert."

Summer Camp

We offer an extraordinary Summer Camp Experience for our children. Parents in the School Age and FDK programs are able to choose the weeks they would like to attend, while preschoolers attend daily. Each year we make informed decisions about the topics we will explore in consultation with the children.

year due to COVID, our Summer Camp will be limited to 7 children/class and no children from outside of our enrolment will be permitted to attend.

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