Fun on the Run provides before and after school care for working/nonworking families. Fun on the Run believes that all children are competent, capable, curious and rich in potential. By providing children with learning opportunities that are rich in inquiry based learning, that stimulate problem solving skills as well as building communication skills among their peers and teacher. We know that children who have opportunities to develop optimally in all development domains in early childhood are more successful in school and achieve success as they grow and develop throughout their time in school. (Shipley, p7). Each child who attends Fun on the Run will be surrounded in a positive environment that promotes responsive interactions among the children, parents and child care providers. Each employee will scaffold and co-learn in the child’s learning.
On a daily basis each child who attends Fun on the Run will be able to experience a variety of different types of play- ranging from indoor and outdoor learning experiences, to group activities as well as individual time for the child to build on their previous knowledge and expand on it. We as educators know that an important principal in early childhood education is the freedom of choice in each child’s play (Shipley, p53). At Fun on the Run each classroom has a variety of materials that are open ended, allowing each child to manipulate the materials into whatever they see fit. When program planning, the following are taken into account to ensure that each child can develop to their full potential: Developmentally appropriate activities, small group activities, building positive relationships, creating a positive environment and giving the children the opportunity to have a choice when choosing their activities. Through facilitating positive learning experience that are child- initiated, the children at Fun on the Run are given the opportunity to explore, inquire and investigate experiences in their environment. Through stimulating play positive learning experiences, every child’s development is supported at Fun on the Run. Furthermore, freedom within limits provides each child with opportunities to make decisions encouraging autonomy, self- esteem, self- discipline and self-regulation.
Who are We?
- We are three sisters who have lived in Vaughan for 36 years
- We all have a passion for working with children
- Fun on the Run began operations in 2002 as a non-profit organization
- Fun on the Run has 11 locations: 5 Catholic, 6 Public
- Fun on the Run is very active in each school community, keeping a positive relationship with families
- Fun on the Run hosts yearly Standard First Aid and CPR training- Level C
- Up-to-date Police Reference check
- Professional Development
- Ongoing staff training