Personal, Social and Emotional Development
This comes about mainly through play. Play contributes to the development of the child as a whole, cognitively, physically and emotionally.
Movement, and learning to move helps children think and socialize and it supports their physical development. Physical development is about the change in size of the body, how various parts of the body work together and about strengthening the body and all its parts. It is about developing more control, coordination and balance and is about the refinement of gross and fine motor skills. The children learn to move to
music, work on small and large apparatus’s and learn simple ball skills.
Creative and Aesthetic Development
This means offering opportunities to develop and express their fine and gross motor skills, together with their artistic, musical and kinesthetic abilities, encouraging different modes of expression, verbal, non-verbal and most importantly offering opportunities to make informed choices.
Children’s learning and communication skills are fostered as they talk with adults and as they play with their peers. By using carefully chosen comments and open questions, adults can assist children in their thinking and help build their confidence in the use of language. Children have access to a wide variety of play activities and are encouraged to talk about their experiences, ideas, feelings and achievements to one another and to adults.
Early Mathematical Experiences
This is the foundation for mathematics. Children are encouraged to be active mathematicians, expressing mathematical ideas, making mathematical discoveries and solving practical problems. They are provided with a range of stimulating and interesting experiences.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Children are encouraged to explore materials and find out how it can change. We provide opportunities for children to explore and experiment, also allowing them to practice new skills developing an awareness and understanding of early science concepts. Children need opportunities to gather information and satisfy their curiosity, explore, discover and solve problems. This is encouraged by hands-on IT in daily experience and eventually the use of the computer.