Nursery children nowadays are ready to explore everything. Their skills are becoming vastly refined and their abilities seem limitless. Skills such as turn-taking, playing make-believe, and kicking a ball are now milestones of every child’s development. Little Scholars has put together a curriculum to address each domain of development for an extensive potential of milestone achievements. Each day children are exposed to audio recordings of songs and nursery rhymes, such as Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose Book and CD, to further strengthen their abilities to communicate and improve the use of language in everyday life. Children are given opportunities to play language games, recite simple nursery rhymes, and answer a variety of simple “why” questions before, throughout, and after story readings. This develops reasoning and word-building skills. Our faculty and staff are ready to answer each and every one of the children’s “why” and “how” questions. Through music, movement, and dancing children acquire control over their gross motor skills. Through activities such as scribbling, drawing vertical and horizontal lines and variously sized circles, building a tower of 5 or more blocks, and stringing, picking, and manipulating beads each child strengthens their fine motor skills. Little Scholars classrooms are rich with puzzles, Read more [...]
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This stage of development is what we at Little Scholars like to call the “growth spurt.” Each child at this stage is silly, imaginative, and energetic, and they have plenty of opportunity every day to show all the little growing talents they possess. The golden middle between what children can do by themselves and what can be achieved with the support of the teacher is what our curriculum is based on.
Each child is guided and monitored through learning activities to get them to the next stage – obtaining a new understanding built on both their prior knowledge and the new knowledge gained with the help of dedicated teachers.
Conversation. This is the main focus of all communication, and our little explorers are no different. Little Scholars’ curriculum had been designed with this in mind, and we have carefully crafted each day to engage every child in conversation and storytelling.
In our book-rich environment, every child can increase their vocabulary, improve on grammar and sentence construction, and most importantly develop an understanding that is unique to their world. Through weekly activities like show-and-tell every little scholar will become a storyteller in their own right.