Philosophy & Curriculum

Although the feelings and general well-being of the children are of central importance, matters pertaining to the nurture of the mind, as well as the sense of responsibility to others, receive an appropriate response. Children enjoy learning through experience and tend to learn more quickly this way. Essentially, the philosophy is eclectic, as we have assimilated the effective workable philosophies of John Piaget and John Dewey (progressive approach whereby knowledge is constructed through play, direct experience and social interaction), and Maria Montessori (use of sensorial materials), all of whom are proponents of the experience approach to effective learning.

Our curriculum focuses on the following areas of development:

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PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
This includes gross and fine motor coordination through curriculum-based, teacher-directed play and various manipulative activities and devices.
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PERSONAL-SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
This involves the skills that promote independence in eating, dressing, and toileting. It also deals with the child’s ability to relate with his peers.

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AFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT
This covers the child’s ability to handle his emotions and deal with them positively through sharing of experiences, storytelling sessions, involvement in planning of, and participation in programs, which all effectively enhance self-esteem.
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COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
This includes sensorial and perceptual skills, and activities that develop language, reading skills, logical mathematical ability, and science discovery skills.
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CREATIVE AESTHETIC DEVELOPMENT
This covers an appreciation of the arts, and the development of a child’s creativity through music, dance and art activities.