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Respect is an attitude that shows up in behaviour. Respectful behaviours on the part of caregivers are demonstrated by treating young children as people when changing a diaper, communicating with them, and facilitating their growth, development and learning all the way through their preschool years until they enter Kindergarten.

We practice the “Three-R” Interaction. The 3R Interaction is:
Respectful, Responsive, Reciprocal. The interaction is Responsive (the caregiver pays attention), the responses are linked in a Reciprocal way (back and forth responses between caregiver and child) and the caregiver is Respectful by telling what she will do before she does it.

The benefits of PLAY are enormous and go far beyond developing skills and learning concepts. Play can be an avenue to early literacy skills. Play is where many paths to literacy come together and emerging understandings are integrated, practiced and tested in a safe environment. In play, you can find all aspects of the kinds of skills children need for the foundations of reading and writing. Play offers children opportunities that come from nowhere else. Through play, children get involved in open-ended exploration. They are not confined by rules, procedures, or outcomes. Children play, they make discoveries they might otherwise never make, they work on problems they make choices, and they find out what interests them. The way we Respond to young children at play by giving them freedom, by helping them pursue their special interests, and by providing resources may result in children gaining lifelong skills and interests in their adult lives.

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