Class Room & Teachers

 

Size of classes & number of teachers

  • Caterpillars: 1 adult to 4 children with a maximum of 8 children per class
  • Cocoons: 1 adult to 4 children with a maximum of 12 children per class
  • Tiny Butterflies 1 adult to 6 children with a maximum of 12 children per class
  • Butterflies: 1 adult to 8 children with a maximum of 16 children per class

 

Syllabus for Caterpillars and Cocoon class 

The Caterpillars (12-18 months) and Cocoons (18-24 months) Classes are the most fundamental part of the children’s development.

The room environment for the 12 to 24 month old child reflects their developmental needs and interests. It does not need to be divided into the six areas of learning but instead offer the child opportunities to explore, discover, talk, make connections to life experiences and support individual schemas. This learning space offers children the opportunity to role-play on a simple level, sensory experiences, exploration of tactile materials, including paint, book corner, block play and small world. The resources provided are planned to support children's schema. An example is transporting and enveloping. The planning of the room is to be based squarely on observations and assessments of children's needs and interests.

 

Syllabus for Tiny Butterflies and Butterflies classes

There are 6 main areas of development that are the fundamentals of Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Each term, the children’s development in the Tiny Butterflies and Butterflies Classes is to be benchmarked against the set criteria. The areas of development are:

1. PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The aims and purposes of this Learning Area are to help children learn how to behave and take responsibility for their actions and how to relate to others productively as well as have experiences which help them to grow in confidence.

2. COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE AND LITERACY

The effective development of communication and language skills lie at the heart of young children’s learning, enabling them to make sense of all other areas of their experience and leading to understanding.

3. MATHEMATICAL DEVELOPMENT

The aims and purposes of this Learning Area in Early Years, is to provide a wide range of activities which will enable young children to use and experiment with numbers and engage in counting, sorting, pattern making and matching, comparing and ordering, and to look at shapes and measures.

4. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD

The aims and purposes of this Learning Area in Early Years are to enable children to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding to make sense of the world.

5. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

The aims and purposes of this Learning Area in Early Years is to enable children to gain confidence in knowing what they can do and to help them develop a sense of well-being through being physically active, as well as improving their skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement. In addition to improving both fine and gross motor skills this learning area also aims to promote an understanding of a healthy lifestyle.

6. CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

The aims and purposes of this Learning Area in Early Years are to enable children to make connections across different elements of learning and extend their understanding by providing practical first-hand experience and involvement for the child. To resume; Creative Development is often the vehicle for further learning- or reinforcement of other Learning Areas

 

Required teacher trainings/education: College degree, CPR & first Aid, passion for being around children and teaching them, previous experience

Required teacher's assistant trainings/education: Passion for being around children and teaching them, previous experience, CPR & First Aid

Languages spoken by teachers: English, Spanish

Languages spoken and/or taught to children: English, in addition to Arabic or French

Are extra-curricular activities offered: Music classes

Do the children watch TV/videos? Yes

If yes, how frequently and for how long? 20 minutes of educational videos daily

Are webcams available for parents to view their children online? No

List of after-hours & weekend babysitters available for the parents at your nursery? Yes, 2:00pm - 5:00 pm on weekdays