The Early Childhood Education (Pre-Kindergarten) Program is offered in the following CQSB schools:
Everest Elementary School
Holland Elementary School
Jimmy Sandy Memorial School
Jimmy Sandy Memorial Elementary School
La Tuque High School
MacLean Memorial School
Mauricie English Elementary School
Ste-Foy Elementary School
St. Patrick Elementary School
St. Vincent Elementary School
Quebec's Educational Program for Childcare Services was developed by the Ministère de la famille. The intent of the program is to foster children's overall development in a number of areas as well as help children harmoniously integrate and adapt to life in society. The five basic principles of the program are:
Each child is unique
Children are the primary agents of their development
Child development is a comprehensive, integrated process
Children learn through play
Cooperation between childcare personnel and parents is essential for the harmonious development of the child
It is believed that play is the main tool whereby children express themselves, learn and develop. Activities are created with this in mind; ensuring a play-based environment for children.
The program outlines five main dimensions that focus on the development of the whole child:
Physical and motor
Social and Moral
The program considers the child as the primary architect of his/her development. The main role of Educators is to help children socialize and support them as they explore the world around them.
Click here to view the Ministère de la famille Program.
Click here to view the CQSB Early Childhood (Pre-Kindergarten) pamphlet.