Mole's Room (4 - 5 Years)
In Moles Room we have a maximum ratio of 1:12 while offering VPK and a maximum ratio of 1:20 outside VPK. The room is lead by our Lead Teacher and supported by an Assistant Teacher.
As children grow into early childhood, their world begins to open up. They become more independent and begin to focus more on adults and children outside of the family. They want to explore and ask about the things around them even more. Their interactions with those around them will help to shape their personality and their own ways of thinking and moving. During this stage, children become able to use safety scissors, notice a difference between girls and boys, help to dress and undress themselves, recall part of a story, and sing a song without assistance.
The children's use of language flourishes and their enquiring minds are keen to discover the answers to all their questions.
Your child is now developing more socially, has real friendships and understands the causes of feelings. Physically they are much more coordinated in high energy activities such as running and climbing and may have progressed to riding a tricycle.
Our team plan activities that reflect the Creative Curriculum and the Kindness Curriculum for the development of pre-kindergarten children. There are opportunities to learn at every turn, including early reading and maths skills, science, mark-making, imaginative play, construction and ICT , which are reinforced through what we call ‘purposeful play’. We start to introduce a little more structure to your child's day, along with other activities such as cooking, dance, drama and scientific experiments. Children are also introduced to Spanish through games and fun activities!
While outdoors the children experience activities such as bug hunts, bark rubbings, den making and using the larger play equipment, to name a few.
Our aim is to encourage self confidence and a real enjoyment of learning so when they start kindergarten, they are self assured and raring to go.