Mount Hamilton Baptist Day Care 'Pumpkin Patch', Hamilton, Ontario
With inquiries from schools, daycare centres and teacher training providers in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada, WWO is extending its impact beyond the UK. The success of its programme since March 2007 in Canada offers an exciting platform to take this forward in the future.
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Working With Others at Pumpkin Patch Day Care Centre, Hamilton, Ontario
WWO has been working with Pumpkin Patch Day Care Centre in Hamilton, Ontario to roll out its programme across the setting with all age ranges from 8 months to 12 years.
In close collaboration with WWO in the UK, Pumpkin Patch has been focusing specifically on three key aims for their children, which they have phrased in terms of ‘I can’ statements:
- I can take turns in a group
- I can understand people’s emotions through their body language
- I can see how my behaviour affects others.
Quarterly training and supervision from WWO in the UK, combined with ongoing support from Pumpkin Patch directors, Mary Pat Vollick and Sue Dorotea has provided an opportunity for staff to explore how the Working With Others approach can be used to build and enhance learning and positive relationships for all their children.
Working with a staff team of 24, the WWO approach has been implemented with children and the impact of the approach has been significant for both staff and children.
The staff and board of Pumpkin Patch is so pleased with the outcome for staff, children and families that the programme has become an integral part of their programme philosophy across all age groups.
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