The principles of our curriculum are drawn from good and effective practice in Early Years settings. Children develop rapidly during the Early Years- physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. We ensure that all children feel included, secure and valued. Early Years’ experience should build on what children already know and can do; and this is exactly what we follow at Ambassador Kindergarten. To be effective, our curriculum is carefully structured with the following areas:Curriculum
Communication and language development-Involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Physical development-Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their coordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) - Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behavior in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Literacy development - Involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write, through a free access to a wide range of reading materials (Picture books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
Mathematics-Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating, simple addition and subtraction problems; to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
Understanding the world -Involves guiding children to know their physical world and their community through different opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Expressive arts and design- Involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, design and technology.
OUR APPROACH TO EDUCATION
At Ambassador Kindergarten, learning is facilitated through the following approach.