Learning through play

Vision School’s early learning program invites each child to participate in a variety of educational activities, where play and imagination are the corner stones. These activities are primarily held in English.

Our educational approach, based on the pedagogy through play, integrates interactive story reading, writing practice, songs and nursery rhymes, rule and association games, symbolic play and more, all with the objective of stimulating children’s curiosity and arousing their interest in discovery.

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6-18 months

Babies explore their environment while the accompanying adults protect them so they can do as they please. Educators respect the babies’ biological rhythm by paying particular attention to their physical, physiological and emotional needs. The proposed activities feed the babies’ motor and sensorial curiosity while promoting their development.

18 - 24 months

At this age, the priority is to offer young children a secure environment to explore as they please. Because these children are in the “sensory motor” developmental phase, learning contexts are created with a large emphasis on senses and motor actions. Children will develop their curiosity and their understanding of space while making links between events and their causes.

  • Sensory motor activities;
  • Block games;
  • Songs and nursery rhymes; and
  • Locomotor activities.

2 years

The goal with children of this age group is to develop their mental representation capacity, which will be necessary for the future understanding of their immediate environment. It’s also at this age that we bring the child to explore imaginary contexts, with emphasis on language development and the use of symbols, (example: cardboard boxes to build castles). Through play and thematic activities relevant to their age group, children learn to become more comfortable with their daily routine.

  • Role playing
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Theatre

3 years

In addition to playing and exploring, children at this age learn how to reflect on their environment. Educators provide situations where reasoning and explanations are increasingly put forward. Interactive story reading and initiation to pre-writing are a few of the initiatives used to promote language development. Through play, children develop their social relations and understanding of themselves.

  • Spontaneous writing
  • Interactive reading
  • Associative and comparative play
  • Play 5 – Exploration, Construction, Expression, Literacy and Symbolic game centers.

4 years

To ensure optimal development, we rely on the children’s intuition and their understanding of what goes on around them to eventually lead them to a logical understanding of their immediate surroundings. We achieve this goal by focusing on the children’s participation in reflection and discussion activities where fun is always a prerequisite. Socialization becomes more and more important and children are led to resolve conflicts using different strategies. Interactive story telling and pre-writing activities are increasingly present.

  • Dictation to adults
  • Science experiments
  • Numeracy activities
  • Play 5 – Exploration, Construction, Expression, Literacy and Symbolic game centers.


Kindergarten is the first step into the world of education and Vision School would like to make this an unforgettable moment for your child. In a playful and stimulating environment, our attentive and qualified personnel will accompany your child in the development of new competencies.

Since language learning is a priority at Vision School, we pay particular attention to our children’s first steps in the reading and writing world. Students are exposed to a variety of reading and writing opportunities in contexts appropriate to their age group. These positive experiences will enable them to develop the skills and abilities needed to excel in reading and writing throughout their academic years.

As there is a close relationship between the enjoyment a person gets from practicing physical activities and his/her skill level, we offer our young children a variety of motor and psychomotor activities in the form of games and exercises. This will give them the opportunity to develop solid motor skills while learning to appreciate the importance of being active.

A gradual entry into the world of languages and structured locomotor activities, an excellent preparation for elementary school!

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