Transition to School Program
The most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic, motivated, capable learners.
This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts.
Our goal is to help the children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. Essentially, we are teaching them how to learn. Play is the work of Children.
Due to our very unique location and high standards of education and care, the children at Little Sails begin “School Readiness” from the day they begin with us. They experience socialisation, self-help skills, group work, turn taking, investigations and projects and most importantly – learning through their own play.
Sometimes parents ask us if their children are actually learning anything, and when the children will be beginning “School Readiness” - as it seems they are simply playing. However, this dramatically underestimates the importance of play in the early childhood setting.
Play provides children the foundation for academic learning. It is the preparation that children need before they learn highly abstract symbols such as letters and numbers. Play enables us – as educators and teachers to achieve the key goals of our curriculum and for the children to benefit from the plethora of experiences that we offer.
Our curriculum is also designed to develop a feeling of self-worth and high self-esteem, a positive attitude towards learning and care towards other people and the environment.
The activities that we plan for the children, the way we organise the environment, select experiences and materials, plan the daily routine, and interact with the children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school.