Our Environments

At Little Bright Explorers we strive to offer children a uniquely warm, inviting and child-centred environment where they can explore, discover and grow.  Reggio – inspired programs refer to the environment as the “third teacher”.  Our indoor and outdoor environments are thoughtfully designed to provide a place that engages children’s senses and provokes wonder, curiosity and intellectual challenge.

  • Our Art Studio

    The arts are a key part of our programs. Our art studio is designed purposefully provide both indoor and outdoor spaces for our children to freely express themselves through play, art and wonderful messes. Children spend time in our studio daily and children are taught in a variety of media. In this aesthetically pleasing environment, art materials are plentiful and accessible to the children. Here our children learn to use art techniques as tools to express their ideas, share with others what they are thinking, doing, feeling, learning and experiencing.

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  • Nature Play Spaces

    Play is a vital part of childhood and growing up. Children learn through play to develop social, physical and emotional skills. We have combined the original home garden spaces with custom-built nature play spaces that incorporates areas for quiet, natural, creative, active and stimulating play.

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  • Vegetable Garden

    We have designated an area for our vegetable garden.  We involve the children in daily activities in our vege beds with composting, worm farms, harvesting and preparation of nutritious food. All fresh produces from our garden are to be used in our kitchen.  Gardening with children provides numerous opportunities for hands-on learning, inquiry, observation, and experimentation. Gardening also helps children build an understanding of and respect for nature and our environment.

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Children are miracles. Believing that every child is a miracle can transform the way we design for children’s care.  When we invite a miracle into our lives we prepare ourselves and the environment around us.  We may set out flowers or special offerings.  We may cleanse ourselves, the space, or our thoughts of everything but the love inside us. We make it our job to create, with reverence and gratitude, a space that is worthy of a miracle.

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