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Curriculum and Methodology Description

Learning through experience and exploration

When children enter school, they regard learning as a pleasurable experience and so are naturally inclined and eager to learn. It is important that the program reinforce and build on this positive attitude by offering varied stimulating and enjoyable experiences.

The knowledge and skills that children acquire by the end of kindergarten and elementary school, along with positive attitudes towards learning developed in these early years, form the basis of effective learning in their later years of school and post secondary education.

Teachers ensure that learning expectations are met

Competence in language, reading, mathematics, science and technology is developed systematically. Teachers integrate subject knowledge into a variety of active techniques suitable to the developmental stages of the children. Maple Bear schools have high learning expectations of children within a healthy, stimulating and supportive learning environment.

Children learn through direct sensory experience

Children are naturally curious about their world and are eager to learn about it. They need to manipulate, explore, and experiment with real objects. Play is the serious work of children.

Through it, they clarify information, integrate ideas from their previous experiences, and explore and experiment with their environment. Play also gives them the opportunity to add knowledge, learn new skills and practice familiar ones. They learn to deal with their feelings, interact with children and adults and resolve conflicts.

Finally, children develop their imaginations and creativity and learn to solve problems.

Read more about our core curriculum below:

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March 23rd, 2017

Maple Bear is expanding in China

We are definitely experiencing a growth spurt in China! In addition to the six schools currently operating in Zhengzhou, we are pleased to welcome Maple Bear Shenyang which is set to open its first learning center in May and Maple Bear Lanzhou which will open its doors in the fall.
 
We recently had the opportunity to meet with our new owners in both locations.
 
 
February 7th, 2017

Meet Maple Bear Trainer Colleen MacLeod

When Canadian trainer Colleen MacLeod travels from her Nova Scotia home to Maple Bear classrooms in Brazil, nothing gives her more pleasure than introducing students to the stories of Canadian author Robert Munsch.
 
“No matter their age, his stories never fail to engage and delight students when they hear them read aloud,” she says.
 
Colleen has depths of experience in the Canadian education system to share along with those much-cherished Canadian children’s stories. 
 
 
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