PreScholars curriculum is based on a combination of two well know approaches to early years education. The British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the Montessori approach. PreScholars focus on play based learning, independence, respect for others and individuality. Through positive experiences with staff and peers, our Theme Based Planning provides activities and creates areas of interest that allow exploration and opportunities for children to learn through play. Children are assessed daily by our qualified staff and reports are sent home twice a year.
The EYFS 7 areas of learning and development have been produced by the British education department and early year’s professionals for use by all early years’ providers. The Montessori approach values each child as a unique individual, with emphasis on independence at an early age as learning starts at birth. Children enjoy freedom within limits whilst being guided to self-assess and to self-correct. Children are supported in becoming active seekers of knowledge in a family structured classroom environment, focused on a close caring community that teaches respect, kindness and belief in peaceful conflict resolution.
PreScholars combine the unique aspects of each curriculum to observe, assess and plan for each child’s individual needs. The 7 focus areas ensure that we constantly challenge your child in a high quality learning environment enabling each child to become a creative, confident thinker and allowing them to develop and succeed, through play based learning.
Personal Social and Emotional Development:
- Practical life
- Making relationships
- Self confidence and self awareness
- Managing feelings and behaviour.
Sensorial awareness & Physical Development
- Moving and Handling
- Health and self care
Communication & Language arts
- Listening and attention
Practical life & Understanding the World
- People and communities
- Cultural activities
- The World
Language arts & Literacy
- Shape, space and measures
Expressive Art & Design
- Exploring and using media and materials
- Being imaginative
A child’s learning is never limited. One learning experience can produce many outcomes from multiple focus areas.
At PreScholars we believe in developing a good grounding in education and health and fitness to ensure all round well-being. PreScholars is the first nursery in Doha to offer Pilates classes adapted specially for our little ones.
A note from Helena our Pilates instructor:
Pilates Movement and Core exercises
Pilates is a body conditioning routine that increases flexibility, endurance, coordination and strengthens muscles through controlled movements done as mat exercises or with equipment to tone and strengthen the body. Pilates improves mental and physical well-being. Joseph Pilates believed that our physical and mental health are intertwined. He designed his exercise program around principles that support this philosophy, including concentration, precision, control, breathing, and flowing movements.
What could be a better way to correct postural imbalances and motor impairment- before it’s too late! Most postural patterns begin during childhood and Pilates works on self esteem and empowerment from the inside out.
FIGHTING CHILDHOOD OBESITY
Active Kids, Healthy Kids
- Encourage infant and toddler activity - allow lots of time for and space for movement; allow them to practice rolling and crawling also rather let them walk and not ride in strollers.
- Get them outside - outdoor activity i.e. playing tag or kicking or jumping on a ball.
- It strengthens the heart - the heart responds to exercise; being challenged with exercise makes the heart stronger and healthier.
- It strengthens the lungs - working hard or playing hard increases the lung capacity which improves oxygen intake.
- It reduces blood sugar levels - exercise helps blood take up glucose and turn it into energy.
- It strengthens bones - exercise increases bone density and makes bones stronger.
- It regulates blood pressure - exercise reduces stress levels and blood pressure.
- It improves energy levels - regular exercise makes children feel energetic.
- It improves concentration and balance.
- It enhances emotional well-being - exercise releases beta endorphin's and also serotonin which all makes you feel better