Teaching Methods, Tips & Strategies
At Makoons Pre school our curriculum is based on the idea that each child is a unique individual. Our focus is on meeting each child’s developmental, social, emotional, intellectual, and educational needs. We provide developmentally appropriate programs that focus on the process of learning and help children enjoy successful experiences.
Classrooms are arranged to offer challenging play and learning choices at a wide range of developmental levels. Learning centers allow children the opportunity to explore, problem-solve, investigate, work together as a team, and meet with success. Children are exposed to whole group work, small groups, and individual instruction each day.
Our thematic-based curriculum focuses on reading, writing, language, math, science, social studies, art, music, and physical fitness activities. Teachers and administrators spend time listening to and talking with children, helping kids reflect on their daily learning. The positive interactions between teachers and students encourage the development of emotional, linguistic, and social skills, leading to a strong sense of self and self-esteem. With a range of child-centered activities and a warm, safe, and nurturing environment, children have every opportunity to have fun while learning.
Makoons Pre School classes focus on:
- Social and emotional development to foster a child’s sense of self, enhance his or her ability to make friends, and create openess to learning.
- Physical development to strengthen large and small muscles, coordinate movement, and improve overall health and growth.
- Creative expression and aesthetic development to foster a child’s appreciation for the arts music, movement, dramatic play, and visual arts.
- Cognitive development to promote intellectual growth and school success. When children use their langauage, literacy, mathematical and scientific thinking, and social studies cognitive skills to think, problem solve, and communicate, they are making sense of their world.