Curriculum

Stimulation programme: 3 months – 3 years

We aim to create an environment rich in stimulation, comfort and loving attention, to enhance your Baby’s development. We believe that each child is an individual and may meet their milestones a little earlier or later than their peers and therefore encourage the baby to develop at their own pace with our guidance and support.

The process of development involves learning and mastering skills like sitting, walking, talking, skipping and eventually tying their own shoes laces. Children learn these skills, known as developmental milestones, during predictable time periods.

Children develop skills in five main areas: 

Cognitive development (the ability to learn and solve problems)

Social and Emotional development (the ability to interact with others and to learn self-control)

Speech and Language development (the ability to understand and use language)

Fine Motor Skill development (the ability to use small muscles, especially the hands and fingers)

Gross Motor Skill development (the ability to use larger muscles)

Our daily stimulation activities are aimed at achieving these developmental milestones. The parent receives a bi- monthly progress report in the babyclass and a bi-annual report from 1 years onwards, as well as activities to perform at home, should certain areas need further attention.

(Stimulation programme & activities developed by Sonja Whitthaus, Occupational Therapist: How to enhance your child’s development)

We play and learn while developing movement, sensory and tactile skills.

Curriculum: 3 – 5 years

Our focus is to develop our toddlers’ basic skills. We play and learn while developing movement, sensory and tactile skills. Fun is the key word in all daily activities.

Our curriculum is fully integrated with the curriculum and standards set by the Department of Education and contain all eight learning areas. Subjects such as science, math, language skills, cultural- and social development as well as art, motor skills and perception are incorporated throughout the year’s program.

Our program is based on Christian Ethics and the Bible stories were written especially for young children. Children are not only taught learning skills but educated in the values of life.

During our creative activities (art), we strive to develop the child’s creativity, thus emphasis is placed on the discussion and exercise and not the final outcome of the article. The idea is not to create a perfect artwork, but to focus on the child’s development. The end product is therefore less important than the process of creativity, the discussion and the child’s enjoyment. (Outcome based teaching).

Activities and exercises are planned in order to improve and develop motor movements and are repeated twice every week.

Fun with Food activities takes place once a week during which time the toddlers are encouraged to produce their own food item.

Our daily stimulation activities are aimed at achieving these developmental milestones. The parent receives a bi- monthly progress report in the babyclass and a bi-annual report from 1 years onwards, as well as activities to perform at home, should certain areas need further attention.

(Stimulation programme & activities developed by Sonja Whitthaus, Occupational Therapist: How to enhance your child’s development)

Contact Us

Admissions/Enquiries: 072 703 1927

School: 067 101 3590

sandra@littleflowers.co.za

529 ROSSOUW STREET, DIE WILGERS PRETORIA

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