The LE PETIT CHAPERON ROUGE corporation is a non-profit organization offering French language childcare services in six centres in Toronto. LPCR’s philosophy is to create a stimulating environment where children can explore and acquire knowledge according to their age, their interest, their skills and their individual choices in a francophone environment that promotes learning by PLAY and the pedagogical approach of those involved.
Play is crucial for the child’s social, emotional, intellectual, physical and cognitive growth; exploration is at the root of play! Play is not an imposed activity. It is by playing that the child discovers spatial relationships, by which he develops his motor skills, practices his social and linguistic skills, learns to think creatively and gathers information about the world around him through his five senses, all while having fun. Play is the child’s normal activity and for healthy development the child must have the opportunity to explore forms of “play” such as: