Key Focus Areas
Social and Emotional development
Entails learning to manage emotions, feelings, behaviors and interactions
Entails building large and small muscle control, balance, coordination and body awareness
Entails learning to think, reason and problem solve
Entails learning to communicate with others and express feelings, thoughts and ideas
Number Sense and Operation
Entails learning number symbols, related quantities and functions and its application in different situations.
Entails understanding of right and wrong and its consequences.
Entails experiencing through exploration within physical space, routine and tools.
Our curriculum is webbed around these key focus areas which are integrated in our daily practices.
Children in this phase are learning with their whole body and all of their senses. We create rich environments that encourage our toddlers to explore and discover the world around them and help engage them in experiences through hands-on activities. Play serves as a great tool of expression in these early years at Little Scholars. We support early language through our units of inquiry, books, finger plays, singing and storytelling. Our water play sessions and sensorial explorations are best loved by our toddlers.
At this age children improve co-ordination, develop complex understanding and begin to interact more with others. There is an increased interest in joint play whereby children get engaged in activities such as pretend play, construction, sports etc; which strengthens their social skills, interpersonal skills and builds confidence and self-esteem. Here we introduce them to independence and guide them through self-help. Our themes and learning centers are a useful tool during this year.
During Montessori mornings, children choose activities for purpose-planned play experiences. Teachers intentionally create environments and provide appropriate learning materials to allow your child to explore and learn on their own, as well as provide support in learning new skills.
Kindergarten 1 & 2
Our kindergarten program prepares children to attain an optimal cognitive, socio-emotional and psycho-motor skills as the basis for readiness for a successful transition to formal school education. Personality development is our strong benchmark for every kindergartener. We inspire a positive concept of self and help each child appreciate his or her unique talents, capabilities and experiences. In this age group, Little Scholar’s approach places a greater emphasis on fundamental academics in Language, Literacy and Numeracy for our children to prosper as successful learners in their journey ahead.
“It shouldn’t matter how slowly a child learns as long as we are encouraging them not to stop.”