In our Early Learners’ program, children attend without their parent. We have five Early Learners’ groups with a educator to child ratio of 1:4 and a maximum of 12 children in any one group. All educators in the room hold an appropriate AMI qualification.
Children must be 2 years and 3 months of age to commence in the program. There are five Early Learner groups in the centre. Four of these attend attend two sessions per week for two hours each, so a total of four hours face-to-face per week. One group attends only one session per week for two hours in total.
Early Learners Session Times
Objectives of the Early Learners’ Program
Our Early Learners’ program provides a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment where children can follow their natural tendency to work and learn. The objectives of the program are to:
Our Early Learners’ program serves as an introduction to Montessori education.
The environment is set up in an attractive, orderly manner with age appropriate materials which aid the children’s physical and intellectual development. For many very young children this is their first experience of structured contact with other children and adults.
When a child has an opportunity to engage with an environment which caters to his developmental needs and interests, the amount of self-development which takes place can be astounding. Many parents are amazed to see how their child’s independence, confidence and love of learning develops over the year.