We at the Discovery Centre understand that the early years in a child’s life are the most crucial. In our EduPlay programs we strike a balance between autonomy and structure in our approach to education. We play, we laugh, we talk and we learn. We focus on developing the “whole child” by instilling independence and social/life skills, academic skills, creative skills and motivation for lifelong learning.
Our EduPlay curriculum is age appropriate from toddlers to kindergarten and is theme based, incorporating sensory play, manipulative, art and craft, block play, music, movement, reading room, dramatic play, show and tell, storytelling, puppetry, cooking, science and discovery, early literature, math, gardening, water play, pool day, and field trips.
We follow the teaching methods and standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) USA. It incorporates all the important principles of the Montessori and Reggio Emilia Methods and includes new insights gained from the latest Early Childhood Studies conducted by American universities.
Our professional staff of Early Childhood educators provide a curriculum of learning, that is appropriate to the age and development level of each child.
We believe in maintaining a healthy child / teacher ratio of :
|1 ½ - 2 ½ years||4 - 1|
|2 ½ - 3 ½ years||5 - 1|
|3 ½ - 6 years||6 - 1|
3½ years to 6 years
The Learning Centre is a highly supportive and motivating environment that focuses on encouraging children to reach beyond the boundaries of comfort to develop initiative, independence and motivation for life long learning and to become successful self leaders.
At the Learning Centre, we focus on attaining social and life skills, academic skills and creative skills. Children are also introduced to letters, numbers, writing, reading, science, computer, addition, subtraction and problem solving skills that one required to enter Primary School. The following activities are introduced to children through fun, hands on and interactive activities.
To help children develop independence, self-confidence and self-control, follow rules and routines, make friends, share and learn what it means to be part of a group.
To increase children’s large and small muscle skills – balancing, running, jumping, throwing, climbing and catching – and use small muscles in their hands to do tasks like buttoning, stringing beads, cutting, drawing,and writing.
To acquire thinking skills such as he ability to solve problems, to ask questions, and to think logically – sorting, matching, classifying, sequencing, comparing, counting and making patterns and to use materials and children’s imagination to show what they have learned.
Learn songs / nursery rhymes, to use words to communicate with others, express likes and dislikes, listen to and participate in conversations / discussions with other and understand the purpose of print.
Children are introduced to letters, numbers, writing, creative writing, reading, addition, subtraction and problem solving skills that one requires to enter primary school.
1½ years to 3½ years
Our Toddlers and Juniors together with their educators laugh, paly and learn in rich, stimulating and nurturing environments created through specially designed studios with developmentally appropriate toys and equipment that supports the development of the “whole child”. It is highly enjoyable for young children yet balanced with the high energy EduPlay curriculum focusing on hands on, meaningful interaction in a language rich environment.
The Discovery Centre is divided into several curriculum areas. Our Toddlers and Juniors are challenged with an array of activities such as Art and craft, blocks, manipulatives, dramatic play, storytelling and puppetry, music and outdoors. Our Eduplay curriculum is structured around and introduction to developing children’s social skills, cognitive skills, curiously, communicative skills, personal self help skills, fine motor skills, physical skills, self concept and self esteem.