Our Preschool Program is now CLOSED
Our Program Philosophy
Just like the lotus flower, we want children to bloom into their greatest expression of self. We recognize the importance of uniqueness and we encourage each child to bloom at their own pace
Our philosophy is a belief that children are worthy of meaningful experiences that encourage the growth of their whole mind, body, and spirit. Building and nurturing relationships through genuine caring, warmth, and acceptance, we offer an environment for children to feel safe, secure, and loved. We know that when a child feels safe, they can explore the world around them with a sense of confidence.
We are a play-based program, and Reggio inspired. It is our goal to reflect, and combine, Alberta’s framework curriculum of well-being, play and playfulness, communication, literacy, diversity, and social responsibility, with the philosophy of yoga. Being guided by the Yamams* and Niyamas** it is our intention to provide a program that nurtures kindness to self and kindness to others.
Children live in a fast-paced world: multiple activities, too much screen time and rushing from here to there. We are a preschool program that offers children time to play, time to build strength, and time to slow the mind though daily yoga and mindfulness practices. It is our mission to give children the tools to maintain lifelong wellness through yoga and mindful movement.
*Yamas : How we treat others – sharing, kindness, self-regulation, honesty and respect
**Niyamas : How we treat ourselves – cleanliness, togetherness, happiness, uniqueness, and creativity.
What Families Say
"We were nervous about putting our very attached and sensitive 3yo in school, but enrolling at Little Lotus was the best decision"
—Samantha, Taryn's mom