Our ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ cooking experience program at Playschool Early Learning Centres is a chance to introduce our children to fresh, healthy foods and helps the children learn about what different foods look like and where they come from.  These cooking experiences allow us to use our produce from our own fruit and vegetable gardens which foster an appreciation of the natural world, promoting environmental awareness and social and physical well-being.

Cooking is also a wonderful opportunity to help young children learn and practice basic math concepts and build language skills.  The experience of creating meals or specific dishes helps build self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment; it also helps children explore with their senses and helps them to open up to new tastes.  These cooking experiences also provide opportunities for lots of fun and enjoyment – which is key!