Our educators are trained to incorporate the S.M.I.L.E.S.™ elements into lessons and activities, which can be conducted both in the classroom and outdoors. This enables them to provide a holistic learning experience for your child.
At MindChamps Early Learning & PreSchool, your child will be actively involved in the learning process, which helps to develop his/her thinking skills.
Through our unique Enquiry Teaching and Learning™ approach, we help to foster your child’s curiosity about the topics of discussion by encouraging him/her to ask questions that will lead to an enquiry exploration. Our educators facilitate lessons whilst allowing the children to explore the various sides and possibilities to a question. Educators also observe the interests of the children and plan their lessons and activities accordingly, incorporating the S.M.I.L.E.S.™ elements to provide a holistic learning experience.
Lessons are conducted in small groups, allowing educators to address questions that result from the learning process. These questions can then be extended to another exploration. Along the way, your child and his/her peers will also have the opportunity to reflect on the challenges faced and how they worked together to resolve them. This allows children to truly understand what it means to give and take as they collaborate to problem-solve together.
Developed by a team of early literacy experts, this module focuses on developing a love for reading in your child through a selection of fun and interactive activities that keep him/her engaged.
Toddlers will be introduced to the basics of literacy skills before they progress to key skills such as phonemic and phonological awareness in preschool through a variety of engaging reading materials.
With a wide range of quality literature to choose from, your child will have the opportunity to learn and explore through stories. Fun with Language™ is designed to nurture your child into a highly successful reader, writer and storyteller by making reading fun and enjoyable.
Enquiry Teaching and Learning™ is a unique approach developed by MindChamps that encourages children to be curious about subject topics and ask questions that will lead to an enquiry exploration.
Lessons start off with the educator asking the children questions and then taking in their responses to lead the class into an enquiry teaching and learning process. Upon observing the children’s interests, the educator will plan lessons that allow the children to explore new ideas while developing their thinking skills. The educator will also make sure that lessons planned incorporate the S.M.I.L.E.S.™ elements and meet the interests and learning needs of different children.
To build a solid foundation in mathematics during the early years, our Numeracy Strategies™ programme focuses on helping your child build an understanding of numerical concepts. Your child will be introduced to mathematical concepts through physical grouping and counting exercises, musical pre-numeracy activities as well as hands-on activities that involve calculating and experimenting with combinations of money denominations.
MindSport is MindChamps’ unique, integrative physical-development programme, for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 years old, exclusive to our MindChamps Early Learning Centres in Australia. Combining outdoor physical activity with fundamental concepts from multiple literacies (including music), numeracy and social/emotional development, it is designed to nurture: