A Little Of Their Stories
Kids are simply born to paint pixels for a living
The Finnish crawlers program is about knowing how to behave intelligently and respond effectively to uncertainty or dilemmas. The crawlers will further develop their motor skills, tackle tasks and enhance their skills of agility, balance, and co-ordination.
This is accomplished in an environment that is designed with the highest possible level of safety in mind and provides opportunities for sensory, cognitive, creative, social and emotional stimulation during your child’s crucial growing months. Your baby nurtures in a comfortable setting that is conducive for his/her total development.
Development of Skills
We encourage the development of large motor skills such as crawling, pulling up, and walking in our Crawler classroom. Small motor skills are developed through activities such as using a spoon or a paintbrush and by playing with developmentally appropriate toys. Social skills are developed as the children interact with one another during group snack time, lunch, art, and reading time.
We enhance each child’s motor skills and cognitive development through finger plays and songs. Our Crawlers also progress towards age-appropriate goals like waving, clapping, and peek-a-boo. Even at this early age, we encourage the development of sensory skills by having the children participate in finger painting, making art from foot and handprints, and by playing with interesting textures like cool whip, water and soap, and pudding.
Developmentally appropriate activities that include: story time, sensory activities, art time, music and movement, bubbles, and puppets.
Cognitive, Sensory, & Emotional Development
Wide range of interesting activities held in a safe environment helps the infants to properly develop their gross and fine motor skills.
Language and Cognitive Growth
Cognition is the ability to think, learn and remember. Your newborn’s brain is rapidly making sense of the world through each interaction with our sensitive care-givers. Through listening and absorbing the basic and distinct sounds of language, he/she is forming the foundation for speech.
Social and Emotional Connection
How we respond to an infant is critical to his/her development, both socially and emotionally. Through responsive and interactive communication, infants will learn about various moods, gestures and emotions as his/her personality develops.
Creative Stimulation through Senses
The 5 senses are engaged in a specially designed environment that utilizes colours, play tools, textures and sounds. Discovering cause-and- effect through play, your child will also build up a sense of creativity, inquisitiveness and exploration.
-Make early attempts at speaking
-Learn to understand a variety of words by listening, observing, and engaging
-Use sounds and gestures to express needs, wants, and interests
-Listen to books read aloud
-Work on early memory skills
-Focus attention for short periods of time
-Use different approaches to solve simple problems, such as making sounds and pointing
-Control impulses some of the time
-Form an attachment to familiar adults
-Begin to interact with other children
-Express some emotions through sounds, facial expressions, and movements
-Build a sense of self by recognizing self in a mirror
-Work on physical milestones like rolling over and crawling
-Coordinate hand movements to begin reaching for and grasping objects
-Start to cooperate with care routines like getting dressed and washing hands
-Show an interest in eating and trying new foods
-Begin to distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar things
-Use the five senses to explore and observe
-Begin to copy the simple actions of others
-Perform actions to gain a response
-Begin to explore bright, contrasting colors
-Explore a variety of textures like wet and sticky
-Express feelings through movement
-Listen to music and experiment with toy instruments
The physical environment serves implementing the ideas and goals of the curriculum. Functional and aesthetic surroundings support the learning processes. Children value structures and buildings that tickle and fascinate them by looks and functionality. Learning is no more tied into one space or room.
Versatility of the whole interior of the school offers more chances to explore, search, study and thereby learn better. Children are not mini adults. That is why we think it is important that their learning environment supports the holistic growth and they are visible in various ways in their own environment.
Classrooms are spacious and fun to explore, full of natural light, and have peaceful areas for sleeping. Infant and crawler rooms provide the perfect environment for little ones to discover their physical abilities as they learn to roll over, crawl, pull up, and eventually walk