Methodology.

Our Directors believes that after-school programs are an important part of learning beyond the classroom and social-emotional development of all children. We, at Canopy, offer quality care that is intentional in the development of each child’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, and values. The program will provide:

Academic Rigour

To strengthen the foundations of current academic knowledge, and stretch the mind to deepen and extend understanding by building meaningful questions.

Outdoor activities

To value children’s innate need for movement and interaction - with peers, nature, and the environment.

Science Sparks

To amaze and guide students in the art of observation and asking questions. To spark their curiousity and embark on projects that get them excited about learning.

Gameschooling

To learn to communicate effectively with peers and navigate how to negiotiate friendships and arguments in a healthy manner.

Plan, Do, Review.

Guided by cognitive-developmental theory, Canopy incorporates the cycle of Plan, Do, Review to guide active exploration. Purposeful yet fun, Plan, Do, Review promotes the child’s innate need to explore, experiment, invent, construct and pretend — in short, to play. Children construct knowledge through not only exploration and observation but also reflection and implementation of their daily plan.

Plan, Do, Review prioritizes problem-solving and independent thinking. Adults present intellectual challenges designed to stretch the child’s understanding, continuously gauging their developmental status along the way. Children discover meaning in their speech, gestures and drawings, which is a major development.

Our teachers develop a safe and meaningful relationship with each child to encourage their academic and personal growth — including cognitive and language skills, self-control, creative self-expression, and respect for the feelings and rights of others.

Our Curriculum

A balanced daily program of child-initiated and adult-directed activities, the Canopy model differs drastically from more traditional approaches to learning. Rather than focus exclusively on adult-directed instruction, Canopy emphasizes each child as a self-initiating active learner. Children learn by doing — rather from lecture and verbal instruction only.

With our programs, students will enjoy learning and improve school performance. Canopy will advance the learning process beyond traditional academics by applying methods to promote independence, curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity and problem solving. The core curriculum promotes each individual child’s overall academic and developmental growth with innovative programs from planning and work time to enrichment and more.

People and Places around the World

World Culture is a highly engaging program that has students learn about the traditional food, unique sights, and culture of people around the world through curated videos and special activities.

Learn More