Pre- School Programme- Hippo Group
Ages: 3 and half years to 5 and half years old
Time: From 7:30 am to 12:00 pm Formal programme begins at 8:45 am)
5 days aweek
Our Montessori classroom offers children aged 3 years to 5 years a stimulating environment in which to learn and prepares them with the skills needed for “big school”.
The concrete materials in the classroom allow the children explore the world through their senses, through touch and motion, and by observing and engaging with others. One main feature of Montessori education is its hands-on approach to learning. Children work with specially designed materials, manipulating and investigating until they master the lesson inside. Teachers guide students through the curriculum as children are ready for each new challenge, introducing lessons and then letting children practice what they have learned. As children grow, the classroom materials grow with them in the sense that older children use the materials to explore curriculum in new and deeper ways.
The 3-5 year old goes through an intense period of change, including the transition to cooperative play and more complex social interactions, a language explosion leading to beginning skills in writing and reading, the emergence of number sense and the foundations of math, and great changes in physical development. The Montessori teacher responds to these changes in social and emotional, cognitive, and physical development with appropriate lessons to support each children’s growth and emerging capabilities.
We focus on developing children’s confidence and independence, which gives them an excellent head start and foundation for further learning in life!
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