The Importance of Child Growth
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
We listen very carefully to the children, coming down to their level and encouraging them to be good listeners, aiming to motivate them through language development conversations and open-end questioning.
The children are encouraged daily to take time to enjoy books and treat them with care. We use many books with children to look at aspects such as pages, words left to right orientation, chapter, contents pages, and letters.
We help the children to develop motor skills through indoor and outdoor play activities. The children are encouraged to use their motor skills through hand and eye coordination and gross motor skills. Other ways we encourage the kids are through activities such as:
mark-making with chalks
pouring sand and water
manipulating clay and play dough
manipulating equipment such as construction kits and tools.
We provide many opportunities for sorting, matching, ordering, sequencing, and counting everyday objects. Practical activities and first-hand experiences regularly thought until children’s understanding and confidence in numeric have established. Role-play is also used to put the mathematical experience in its meaningful and purposeful context. It also lets the children feel safe and allows them to practice their new skills without fear of failure.
PERSONAL, SOCIAL, AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
At our facility, we aim to create awareness and appreciation of different cultures. We also encourage the children to become confident, independent-learners and have self-value and discipline. We plan for the children to work independently and collaboratively where needed.
EXPRESSING ARTS AND DESIGN
Because we value our children's creativity, they are always encouraged to express themselves through language, art, music, and dance. We believe in giving young children access to a wide range of art materials. Imaginative playing encouraged dressing up clothes (appropriately) and sand and water play with building construction materials.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
We capitalize on the children’s natural curiosity for living things in their desire to investigate materials, to explore their immediate environment, and to find out about the world around them. We encourage them to observe, use all their senses to question, discuss objects and situations, notice similarities and differences, and make comparisons. We provide children with experiences that help their curiosity in various ways, including talking, visualizing, painting and modeling.
EATING AND DRINKING
We strive to have a healthy setting status by letting children have access to water throughout the day and providing fruits, vegetables, and healthy snacks. Children are also allowed to bring their food and drinks if parents desire. (Our setting is a nut-free setting).
We always encourage positive behavior in our setting and seek to develop a positive environment based upon realistic expectations of considerate behavior, drawing strength from practice consistency and constant encouragement. In undesirable behavior cases, a child will be given every help positively and will aid to encourage him or her to overcome any difficulties. We also reward the kids for making good choices.
SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION
Child protection is a high priority in our setting, and we are committed to ensuring every child's safety. We trained in child protection and safeguarding. We are required to report any concerns we may have to the appropriate authority.
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR PLAY
We use our outdoor garden area as an extension of the setting. We also believe that the children should be have daily opportunities to play and exercise in the fresh air. The garden is a secure and safe environment, and the children can play in several areas, including a playhouse, sandpit, slide, and construction areas.
All the children and their families are valued within our setting because we believe that children should be treated as individuals and have equal access to the resources available in the setting. We give the children every opportunity to achieve their best. We help them to do this by planning to meet the needs of every child.