What sets our preschool curriculum apart from others?
The curriculum at littlescholars is thoughtfully planned and based on our goals and philosophy. It is designed to connect with and support developmentally appropriate expectations to achieve desired educational outcomes.
Toddler under two's
Children in this phase are full of energy and need careful support. They are filled with curiosity about the world around them. At this age, play serves as not only a great tool of expression but also a dominant activity that will lead to learning and development.
Experienced and trained teachers and assistants allow each child to grow and explore independently in a safe, secured and clean environment.
The daily routine is well-planned and designed to allow for multi-sensory learning throughout the day, incorporating free play and structured activities.
Emphasis is placed on sound physical development, looking at establishing control over their bodies including large and small muscles and eye hand co-ordination.
Language is explored and discovered through a variety of mediums, using a vast array of learning resources - both multi media and print.
Children are inspired to engage in socially acceptable behavior.
Toddler over two's
Children at this stage are busy exploring their environment. They gain confidence and make sense of their world through simple problem solving, recognizing patterns, learning from trial and error, asking questions, observing and listening to others. This is a right time to introduce and guide them to self help and independence in areas such as eating, dressing up, choosing play activity and toileting. It is also an important time for learning about safety and setting limits.
Nurturing playtime to encourage positive behavior such as sharing, co- operation and taking turns with friends.
- To evolve them as “explorers”- competent and confident in choosing and experimenting with senses, books and materials.
- Provide opportunities to communicate feelings and emotions by supporting their early language as well as exposing them to new words and phrases through books, finger plays, singing, story telling and also by encouraging toddlers to initiate dialogue by giving ample opportunities.
- Provide experiences with creative materials for art and music.
- Activities that enhance gross and fine motor skills.
At this stage children improve co-ordination, learn complex games and begin to interact more with others. There is an increased interest in joint play such as make believe, construction and sports. These activities strengthen their social skills and builds confidence and self esteem. Children at this age learn by doing and need hands on activities. Therefore themes and learning centres are a useful tool during this year. We incorporate language, math, creative arts, science, music and motor skills.
Since overall development is the focus of learning, our curriculum assures of the following experiences:
- Experiences to enhance the social development comprising interpersonal skills, self discipline, caring and respect for others.
- Experiences to enhance emotional development involving the awareness of basic attitudes of trust, independence and initiative; to develop positive self concept overall.
- Experiences to enhance their intellectual development including knowledge of the physical world, creative problem solving skills and decision making skills.
- Experiences to enhance their language and early literacy development comprising of listening and speaking skills and emergent skills in reading and writing.
- Experiences to enhance physical development by promoting small and large muscle activities as well as stimulating body and sensory awareness concepts.
Experiences to ensure creative development through various art mediums and role play tools.
At this stage children build a stronger sense of identity and their place in a wider world. We promote children to be their own thinkers in a structured environment. We also cultivate the importance of social rules and develop co-operation, understanding and tolerance of others. At this age a lot of learning takes place through cause and effect.
- Program Outline:
- Circle time for building concepts of literacy and numeracy, life skills along with theme discussions.
- Stimulate creative awareness and appreciation through art, music, language as well as imaginary play.
- Various learning centers integrated into daily routines to enhance problem solving skills, reasoning and logic.
- Structured introduction to phonics to support language and literacy and to discover the meaning of written text and symbols.
- Allow meaningful experience of numbers and quantity; associating value of numbers and its importance in real life application.
In this year children accomplish foundational skills and form positive attitude to education as they begin to develop their goals for life long learning. As they reach this stage, our comprehensive program helps children to explore, to communicate and to create; assertively making connections with the real world; all in a nurturing – small class setting.
Our program offers reading, language and communications, writing, IT program, art, math, science and physical fitness; all accessible in a coherent and fun way to sustain the love of learning.
Additionally our program also prepares our children to confidently enter grade one.