These consist of children between the ages of 1 ½ – 3 ½ and they are divided into two:
- Shining Stars
These are our toddler’s ages 1½ to 2 ½. We know that Toddlers learn best in safe, loving places where they can explore in their own way, and they have so much fun whilst building developmental skills. Toddlers are faster than they look and eager to explore their environment.
Our shining stars are becoming aware of themselves and how others perceive them. They strive for independence and our teachers are there to help support their quest for individuality. As a result, self-directed play is one of the primary focuses of this program. Toddlers strive for independence and our teachers are there to help support their quest for individuality.
Some of the most learning outcomes during their time with us are language development, socialization, self-help skills and development of eye/hand coordination. Language development is promoted throughout the day in a variety of ways by labeling their environment and through repetition of their emerging vocabulary.
These consist of our toddler’s ages 2½ to 3 ½.
They are bursting with curiosity, busy exploring their world and learning to communicate their thoughts and feelings. Our preschool program teaches foundational skills in a fun and warm environment.
Our Explorers are ready to engage with the world around them and to experiment with their emerging vocabulary. We also support their growth through their involvement with others and on an individual basis.
We offer a range of activities to stimulate their love of learning. Our hands-on, multi-sensory curriculum includes early literacy, numeracy, science, music, art, drama; pretend play and creative movement exercises, drawing and coloring activities that strengthen their motor development. All of these help them explore new things about themselves and their environment.
The Pre-nursery class focuses on structure and developing autonomy, with an emphasis on cognitive learning such as number and letter recognition introduced through puzzles and games. These are rewarding experiences that help children develop greater independence and problem solving skills like:
- Gaining a strong understanding of the cognitive dynamics needed to begin Nursery school.
- Alphabet Recognition – lower and upper case, letter sounds and phonetics.
- Math Readiness – number recognition, counting and patterning.
- Beginning Reading – knowledge of front and back of the book, direction of print and examining picture clues