School Hours: 8.40 am to 12.30/ 1.30 or 2.30 pm Options: thrice a week or five times a week program
“This is a time when their vocabulary is continually growing and the meaning and sentence structure of their language is becoming more complex. Preschoolers depend on language to make their wants and needs known, solve problems, ask questions and play with others. Teachers conduct activities to build on the children’s language skills through cooperative play. They create a variety of opportunities to enhance listening and speaking skills. Children are engaged in conversations through group discussions, storytelling and singing which helps build on the child’s early literacy skills and successful reading later in life. Through these varied and carefully planned activities, children get familiar with sounds, words, language and, eventually, the value and joy of books.”
Our math & manipulative area is designed to help the nursery children work logically, whether it be individual or in a group setting. Most concepts are learned while children go about their day engaged in play. They will make connections between new skills and what they already know. Children begin to count objects, sing number songs and match numbers to objects. They recognize basic shapes and primary colors and learn how to sort and classify objects based on colors. Children will also begin to compare objects based on their size, weight and height.
SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In preschool children will enter into the world filled with structured and informal learning; they will learn and practice social and emotional skills in the classroom and at play. Teachers will create opportunities to encourage the child’s social interactions and self-awareness.
Here are some of the developmental social-emotional milestones for our Nursery age group:
Learn to have social contact with friends both one-on-one and in a group.
Cooperate with peers; learning to share and take turns, building & maintaining friendships.
Start to assert independence by preferring to try do things “by myself”, without help
Understand how to manage their feelings and behaviors.
Understand words and commands, and respond to them
MUSIC & MOVEMENTS
Music & movements is incorporated into our early childhood education as it plays a big role in development, social interaction and language growth in young children. Playing music and moving to a beat provides fun and stimulating experiences for young children.
THEMATIC EXPLORATIONS / SCIENCE & UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD
Exploring passion topics such as Dinosaurs, In the Garden, Outer Space, At the Zoo and Creepy Crawlies can be incredibly engaging for young children. By simply finding something they are interested in or checking on their prior knowledge of the topic, and setting up some learning experiences; children may be naturally drawn to explore and learn more.
For Science, children participate in a variety of hands-on science projects through which they are able to use their senses to learn more about their world. Children will be motivated to become naturally inquisitive about the world around them and teachers will help enhance their knowledge and thinking skills. Children will identify common animals and their features. They will demonstrate awareness of their own parts of the body. They will also begin to investigate objects and materials using their five senses.