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Programs & Curriculum 2017-07-19T17:25:26+00:00

Programs & Curriculum

We cater for children aged six weeks to five years and as part of our core educational programs, Little Learning School children enjoy the opportunity to participate in learning a foreign language including Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish and Italian. 

Our native speaking teachers provide a stimulating learning environment through music, songs, games, art & craft, storytelling and much more.

The Nursery rooms are designed to facilitate interactions between children and staff, as well as between the children themselves. All routines that are kept at home, such as feeding, bottles and sleeping times, are carried through in your child’s day at the centre in order to promote regularity.

Developmental Goals and Objectives

Explorers

  • Be comfortable and relaxed within the centre
  • Encourage development of muscles
  • Encouraging babbling and communication with eye contact and language
  • Developing tastes for solids
  • Developing a personal routine
  • Encourage interactions with peers and teachers
  • Encourage self-feeding and self-help skills
  • Developing gross motor skills
  • Encourage exploration of their own surroundings
  • Developing communication and language skills
  • Encourage self-help skills (e.g. feeding and playing alongside others)
  • Developing listening skills
  • Encouraging language development (e.g. naming common objects such as animals)
  • Exploring music and art and craft
  • Begin to label colours and shapes
  • Using manners
  • Encouraging washing hands and faces
  • Following basic instructions
  • Follow a positive routine
  • Respond and interacting positively with peers
  • Separates positively from parents

The Toddlers day is designed with each child’s growing knowledge and competencies in mind, and therefore there is a balance of experiences provided which are both teacher and child initiated.

Developmental Goals and Objectives

Adventurers

  • Encourage positive social interactions
  • Recognition of shapes and colours
  • Counting 1-5
  • Using manners
  • Using language to communicate their needs/wants
  • Naming common objects
  • Pronunciation of words
  • Gross motor confidence
  • Concentration skills (15 minutes)
  • Working alongside others
  • Interactions in small groups
  • Following instructions
  • Self-help skills
  • Naming colours and shapes
  • Counting 1-10
  • Using scissors correctly
  • Working on correct pencil grip
  • Answering questions at small group times
  • Identifying their name
  • Self-help skills (e.g. putting shoes on)
  • Develop their listening and comprehension skills
  • Understanding and following routines
  • Encourage questions about the world around them
  • Speak in small group situations
  • Begin problem solving skills

The Preschool Rooms are designed with the children’s growing age and experiences in mind. As your child recognises more at this age and usually curious about different subjects, the rooms are catering for this inquisitive phase.

Developmental Goals and Objectives

Pioneers

  • Encourage positive social interactions
  • Recognition of all shapes and colours
  • Control with scissors
  • Correct pencil grip and control
  • Regular counting 1-10
  • Recognising numbers 1-5
  • Recognising their name in typed style
  • Concentration skills for 15 minute activities
  • Develop listening and comprehension skills
  • Recognition of numbers and letters and knowing the difference
  • Understanding of the greater world, including looking at other countries, cultures and languages
  • Preliminary mathematical concepts
  • Learn skills to show empathy towards others
  • Hygienically self-toileting
  • Encouraging children to question the world around them (science experiments, gardening, cooking etc.)
  • Taking turns and sharing
  • With the Ready To Read Literacy Program, learn to read write and spell
  • Name the letters of the alphabet
  • Form the lower case letters of the alphabet
  • Know the phonic sounds of at least the letters in their name
  • Be able to accurately form their name without assistance
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Recognise numbers 1-10
  • Write the numbers 1-10
  • Match the number of objects to the written number
  • Confidently speak in front of a group of their peers
  • Interact positively with their peers and teachers when giving and receiving information
  • Follow simple instructions