The Learning Log - Curriculum
A well chiseled curriculum based on Early Childhood Education and qualified caretakers provide a splendid environment for long lasting experiences which empowers the child for formal schooling Our Early Childcare Programme acknowledges each child's uniqueness and strives to provide experiences that promote the development of each child's identity, confidence, wellbeing and communications. Well balanced 'brainy' and 'brawny' activities ensure a well-coordinated intellect and a fit and healthy body. Regular interventions in social and communication skills develop an understanding and appreciation of self and community. Ample number of group activities and conversation sessions help develop good manners and etiquettes which eventually shapes the personality of the child.
We work on and with the following: throughout each day we practice on large and small motor skills by reaching, grasping, rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, climbing, throwing, catching, kicking, cooing and talking; whichever developmental stage your child happens to be in at the time. Infants and toddlers learn through play by utilizing flash cards, books, numbers, shapes, colors, the alphabet, stacking blocks, puppets, age-appropriate toys, and much more. Although we encourage participation, however, children are not forced to participate. Most importantly, our goal is to make learning for all ages fun, and non-intimidating. Our endeavours to ensure both you and your child will be as enthusiastic as we are about our programme.
|4 hours||8 hours||10 hours|
|8:30 am to 12:30 pm||8:30 am to 4 :30 pm||8:30 am to 6:30 pm|
|10:30 am to 2:30 pm||10:30 am to 6:30 pm|
|12:30 pm to 4:30 pm|
|2:30 pm to 6:30 pm|
We know that children learn best through play. Because of this, we do not underestimate its importance on a growing child's mind, body and spirit. Therefore, the children under our care receive lots of both free-play and structured-play throughout each day. During structured-play, we primarily have only one group of toys or activity at a time in order to allow the children to concentrate fully on each thing they do. Activities that we and the children participate in, include, but are not limited to the following.
Books and story-time, manipulatives, building blocks, puzzles, circle-time, tumbling exercises, music and movement, dress up, play food, interactive stuffed animals, cars/trucks/planes, arts and crafts, puzzles, flash cards, animals, musical instruments, balls, dolls and various learning toys, various games, beads and string, song games, play dough, coloring, sing along story books, painting, science, board games, puppets, Simon-says, and singing.
Climbing, sliding, jumping, running, balls, jump rope, racing, water balloons, catching cook, bubbles, follow the leader, ride-on toys, wagons, tunnels, safe water toys, various games, water table, painting, neighborhood walks, exploring nature/weather, soccer, and yes falling.
As you know, children play hard and will get some bumps and bruises from time to time. We do our best to limit the amount of times this occurs, with constant supervision and watchful eyes. Due to the safe environment/toys we have surrounded ourselves with, we hope to prevent any injuries before they can happen. Weather permitting, we play outdoors every day.
We recognize that professional, qualified and experienced staff are an asset to the service, and we strive to provide continuity in staff to provide effective care for children. Nestling is steered by the Centre Head. Taking care of the learning are the facilitators, hereby named as – Aunty. Assisting with the daily chores are the helper staff, hereby referred as – Nanny. The centre provides ongoing training for staff to improve their skills and knowledge. All staff works in collaboration with each other, thereby, acknowledging and enriching the experience, skills and knowledge that they all have.To cater to children coming from different background, all of us speak more than one language.