The little scholars preschool in Winnipeg has opened to kindergarten students, including some who were born and raised in the area.
The preschool has opened for kindergarten, which is an early childhood program for students who have trouble with language, socialization and literacy skills.
“They’re really going to have a chance to learn the language, to build relationships, to develop their literacy skills,” said Julie Boonstra, the preschool’s director.
The Winnipeg kindergarten program was designed to help children learn to communicate with their peers.
“We really want them to get involved in the culture of learning,” Boonstras told CBC News.
Boonstrias said the kindergarten program is just one way the preschool is trying to help young people in Manitoba become more independent.
“Our preschool is designed to be a learning and learning community.
We have to build these friendships, we have to develop these relationships.
So when a child starts to get their first language it’s really about having these skills, so they’re going to be able to relate to that person and feel like they can talk to them.”
The program is a response to the rise in social media and social media use in the community.
“In some ways, it’s just a natural evolution to the internet,” said Boonstreas.
“When you have an Internet connection, you can connect with other people who are connected, so it’s easy to socialize with people who you’re not even close to.”
The preschool is a mix of activities.
Bion, who is bilingual, will be learning to read, write and speak a mix from a variety of sources.
“It’s going to bring a different perspective to my life, and I’m going to start to learn a different language,” she said.
“There’s a lot of different languages spoken here.
There’s so many different cultures here.”
The school is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 6:30 a.b. to 5:30pm.
Students can sign up for an hour before class starts, or can arrive in advance.
For more information, visit the preschool website.