My Vision and Purpose
The custom round window was inserted into both sides. The chairs, and tables were hand cut, sanded, polished and finished by Derek and I. The windows are low, so the little ones can see out easily into the forest. The shelves are also low to encourage the toddlers to help themselves. Most of the toys are handmade blocks and felted gnomes also made by me. We have avoided purchasing any plastic toys or furniture for this centre. The custom toilet is a third of the height of a regular toilet, and encourages children to help- themselves during toilet- learning.
Looking at the 2 photos below, it's hard to imagine that this is even the same building!
more to come.........
I've been an early childhood educator since 1997, starting up my first centre in Saanich, Puddles & Paints Playschool. In 2008 I opened the doors of Lexie's Little Bears Child Care Inc. There are 3 programs at the Lexie's Little Bears location. Our Bear House is for children ages 2.5 years until Kindergarten. Currently it is for 21 children, but soon will be renovated to 25 spaces.Our Bear Den has 8 spaces for children 2 to 5 years. Our Cub House, has 16 spaces for Infants and Toddlers ages up to three years of age. Puddles & Paints is a Licensed group facility for 8 children.