Little Red Hen
Centre for Early Childhood Care and Education
The Value of Play
Small World Play
Policies & Procedures
"I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." - Albert Einstein
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The Little Red Hen curriculum is designed to provide progression from one age group to another. Activities and materials are age-appropriate and the intention is to provide a rich and varied environment to facilitate early learning. The ages noted below are given as a guide, but are not strictly adhered to. The needs and interests of the child are paramount and will determine when a child moves from group to the next. The decision to move from one group to the next will be made in consultation with the child, parents, teachers, and key-worker.
The schedule of activities planned for the toddler age group is posted outside the toddler playroom downstairs. Much of the day is taken up with free play which is interspersed with short periods of structured activities.
During a free play session the children decide for themselves what materials they would like to play with. Materials are easily accessible on low-level shelves and the child is free to move about, see what choices are on offer, and make a decision about what they will engage in.
At this age children are not expected to sit for long periods and their need to move about frequently is respected and reflected in the layout of their environment.
Structured activities for the toddler age group include:
Children are encouraged to put materials away after they have played with them in preparation for the move to Junior Montessori at two-and-a-half years.
The Montessori is divided into two groups:
Junior Montessori - two years to go before national school.
Both groups follow a Montessori curriculum which is modified and individualised to meet the needs and abilities of the children in each group. If you would like to come in and meet with our Montessori teacher and visit our Montessori classrooms please contact us to make an appointment. We would be very happy to give you a full explanation of how the specialized Montessori equipment helps your child grow and develop.
Other activities enjoyed by the pre-school age children are:
PICK UP FROM NATIONAL SCHOOL
This year we will be picking up from the following schools:
HOT LUNCH ON ARRIVAL