Country Bears
Early Childhood Centre

A Good Beginning Lasts a Lifetime

Junior Bears

Overview of Junior Bears

Found within our extension room are the terrific Junior Bears, who are active on their feet and are beginning to communicate their ideas verbally. Our focus is to provide your toddler with a program filled with ‘real-world’ experiences. Our curriculum emphasises language development to help children turn their ideas into words and sentences. Skills are presented in a logical, natural sequence to encourage step-by-step learning, and your child will have plenty of group activities to practice social skills, such as cooperation, sharing and taking turns.



  • The environment is respectful where toddlers intensity of feelings is understood, accepted, and dealt with as an important part of their development.


  • Our separate outdoor play area allows for climbing, sliding and riding where your child will gain confidence and self-esteem.


  • Your child receives a balance of nurturing, playtime and learning throughout the day.


  • Junior Bears are at an age of curiosity, where discovery is around every corner. Keeping their busy fingers and minds engaged and happy, with a rich array of daily activities and a variety of experiences.


  • Adults help to extend toddlers verbal ability by accepting and supporting early words, modeling new words and phrases, allowing toddlers to initiate conversation, and giving them time to respond and converse.’



A Day in the Life of Junior Bear:

Fueled by high levels of interactions with our teachers, and other toddlers, your active Junior Bear’s mind will be kept stimulated and encouraged. Unlike most other early childhood programmes, we make it a priority to provide a programme that is specific to your child’s needs. Toddlers benefit from a programme that respects their needs for individual play and flexible scheduling, that allows plenty of time for the routine of their lives – using the bathroom, snacking, and resting (self help skills). As children develop, they are much more ready for focused play in small groups where they learn to take turns, share, and listen to one another.