About bmpreschool

Burke Mountain Preschool is inspired by Maria Montessori and the Reggio Emilia philosophy and it is based on a Tribes principles. By incorporating an inspiring principle in our program, our goal is to offer a program that nurtures the love of learning, provides a sense of curiosity, and respect for self and others. We believe that children are independent learners who want to learn different thing s at different times and in different ways. We try to foster their learning styles by offering a broad variety of activities. It is each childʼs choice to participate in activities, or, if they choose to, they can pass. We foster childrenʼs learning through play. We believe that without play, optimal learning, normal social functions, self-control, and other executive functions may not mature properly. In play, we learn how to deal with lifeʼs wins and losses with grace. The best thing we can give our children is self-control. Preschool childrenʼs ability to resist temptation is a much better predictor of eventual academic success than their IQ scores. We promote self-control not by making children sit still, but by encouraging them to play. One of the major ways that children adapt to their circumstances is through play.

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Searching For Secret Messages

We wrote a secret message for our friends from a different class with candles, and they can discover our message by painting over it with water colours!

Painting With Our Hands

More Colours

An an extension of our feather experiment, we added colour droplets first to water, and it immediately changed colour to match the added drops. Then, the same procedure was done in oil, and the colours remained in the form that they were added. The children were incredibly engaged in this activity, it was so great to see!

Why Don’t Ducks Get Wet?

The oil in their feathers resists water, allowing for it to just trickle off when they are finished swimming!

Measuring and Pouring

Creating Our Own Blocks

Our building team decided that they didn’t have enough blocks, so they created their own additional blocks out of recycled tissue boxes!

Halloween Festivities!