Children learn and develop best when treated as individuals.
We realize that each child comes to us with a different background and a different rate of development. We aim to encourage SPG children to build upon their own abilities at their own pace. Play is serious business to a child. A child’s social, cognitive, emotional, and physical needs may be met through a program that is play based. SPG’s program is recreation oriented. We are always open to the ideas and suggestions of children and parents. We use member input to enhance our programming and we go beyond standard daily programming to include activities such as skating, drama, yoga, and science and art workshops. In our centre, we have a wide variety of games and toys, blocks, interest centres, computers, imaginary play centres, arts and craft supplies, a playhouse and a reading area for children to choose from. We have also created a space dedicated to art projects and use the hallway spaces as needed and gym as available.
Our program takes into account the different interests of children of varying ages. Our Primary Program offers children an opportunity to develop social skills and fine motor skills through carefully-planned, age-specific activities, with a selection of activities for children Grades K through 3 to choose from every afternoon. Our Intermediate program encourages self-direction for those in Grade 4 and up. We also coordinate a series of Special Programs each session.