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. With this in mind, 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 swimming, skating,
bowling and art workshops.
In our centre, we have a wide
variety of games and toys, blocks, interest centres, iPads, imaginary play centres, arts and craft supplies, a playhouse and a reading area for children to
A monthly schedule of
activities and events is provided to each family to give the children a sense of
routine and an expectation of upcoming activities. A monthly newsletter for
parents provides updates of policy change.
Our program takes into
account the different interests of children of varying ages.
We have a selection of
activities for Primary children Grades 1 through 3 to choose from every
afternoon and an Intermediate program encouraging self-direction and
responsibility for those in Grade 4 and up. We also coordinate a series of Special
Programs led by professional instructors each session. Some past examples
include singing, knitting, drama, skating, karate, and yoga.
During Winter and Spring
Break we provide full-day care for our members.
the summer months we invite children from all over the Lower Mainland to
participate in our amazing Summer Adventure Program.