Our Educational Program :

Is play based and in line with the MF program “Meeting Early Childhood Needs

Aspects of our program are based on Emergent curriculum, an approach that focuses on the children’s interests, strengths, needs, and lived realities as well as authentic learning experiences an approach that puts children at the centre of their own learning and the Project Approach, a flexible and interactive approach using real life experiences and focusing on the whole child. Last but not least, Reggio Emilia, an approach where children interact with their peers, the environment and the community at large. 

Narnia’s Educational Program is centered around two themes: What Children Deserve & Pro-social Skills. For a detailed description, please read the CPE Narnia Educational Program document which describes daily activities at Narnia as well as our communications strategy. Please also read our Fostering the Learning of a Second Language document.

Developmental Milestones and Widely Held Expectations :

Experts say every child develops differently. These Developmental Milestones are designed to give a general idea of how a child of this age may develop on these areas

  • Gross Motor Development (large muscles of arms and legs)
  • Fine Motor Development (small muscles of thumb and fingers)
  • Cognitive Development (thinking skills)
  • Communication and Language Development
  • Social/Emotional Development
  • Creative Development 

Please see the following documents:

Widely held expectations:

C. Copple & S. Bredekamp. NAEYC’s Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children From Birth Through Age 8. 3rd edition. National Association for the Education of Young children. Crowther. Oct. 12 2005. Child Development: A Primer. 1st edition. Top Hat Publishers

Experts say that every child develops differently. These developmental milestones are designed to give a general idea of how a child of this age might develop.

Developmental milestones for 2-3 year olds
Developmental milestones for 3-4 year olds
Developmental milestones for 4-5 year olds

Promoting health and safety through weather observation

Guidelines for outdoor weather conditions

Too cold? Too hot? By observing changes in the weather, childcare workers can plan their activities and outings while respecting factors related to the health and safety of the children in their care. The document was produced by the Regroupement des CPE de la Montérégie. https://www.aqcpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2019-charte-temperature-rcpem.png

Montreal Air Quality Index (AQI)


Discovery begins with varied and innovative outdoor activities that allow children to enjoy the outdoors in all seasons