Balanced Approach- Academic and Child - Directed

At Little Scholar we believe that the building blocks for learning are founded in early childhood and there is a strong connection between social, emotional academic learning and success in life.

To achieve this, we aim to create a successful medium between a children’s social /emotional needs and their enormous capacity to learn at an early age. We, at Little Scholar Preshool , have based our teaching philosophy on a balanced approach of Learning through Discovery and Academic approach.

Learning through Discovery includes programs with a focus on child – directed activities . Teachers serve as guides and plan activities based on children’s developmental level . The aim of these activities is to allow :

  • Children to be motivated to explore and learn
  • Through interaction construct an understating of cognitive operations ( relationships, cause and effect )
  • Children’s self confidence and creativity to be enhanced

Academic Approach focuses on formal academic experience that provides children an important and valuable early start to school . The focus of this approach is

  • Preparing Preschools for school
  • Exposing them to new technologies
  • Capitalizing on their ability to learn 

To incorporate the best of both philosophies we have designed our daily program to include planned and directed activities by teachers and free play and discovery time.

 

A typical Daily program would be :

8:00 - 8:30   Arrival time and free play


8:30 - 9:00   Free choice activities


9:00 - 9:30   Small group activities


9:30 - 9:45   Snack time


9:45 - 10:15   Large group organized activities


10:15 - 10:45 Small group activities


10:45 - 11:15 Free choice activities


11:15 - 11:30 Clean up


11:30 - 12:00 Outside/large group activities

Keeping our philosophy in perspective , our daily program aims to ensure that we provide positive structure and well planned day with built in support that helps children feel secure which is critical to the children’s behavior, well‐being, and receptiveness to learning.

 

 

 

Harmonious development of your child`s talents

In addition to Little Scholar's commitment to educational excellence, our program offers variety of activities that allow students to express themselves in a safe, nurturing environment. Based on the research we know that students learn best by doing, our learning programs begin with age-appropriate instruction guiding children as they discover exciting real-world use of their new skills.