Pre School Room
Educators at hippo’s friends’ believe that every child is unique and develops at a different rate. We cater to each child’s individual learning style. We believe that children learn a lot from each other and their environment. Children are encouraged to be mindful of others’ varying levels of ability.
We are keen environmentalists and incorporate recycling, composting, growing herbs and vegetables, energy efficiency , water-wise usage into our program.
The children’s interests guide our program, whether it be an inquiry into spaceships or a dinosaur investigation. We ascertain the children’s current level of understanding and build on it by providing stimulating and challenging investigations based on the curriculum. We use photography and snippets of conversations or descriptions to show how children learn and to demonstrate their thought processes. Through photos you can often see the learning that occurs.
There are lots of things that can be done to prepare and encourage the children for Kindergarten. Most of these points are discussed in your parent/teacher chat as we cater for your child and his/her individual needs. Kindergarten classes may have different expectations of what your child should be doing. It is worthwhile to check with your intended school as well. At hippo’s friends children are encouraged to become more independent and responsible for their own belongings. They are encouraged to carry their bags in and out of Pre School, remember their hat, etc. and work on individual goals.