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Explore our Montessori Class Program
The Butterflies Montessori Class Program is aimed at children from 1 – 2 years old. It has been designed to target all areas of your child’s development including physical, cognitive, language, social, and practical life skills. Each week for example we have planned activities following monthly themes to keep your child engaged and motivated. Our weekly plans are shared with parents at the beginning of each month. They include daily overviews of adult initiated focused activities and learning intentions.
Integrated enrichment activities are included; music, sensory and cooking classes as well as sand play. Once a term, we will complete art projects inspired by famous artists from around the world.
At this age, we understand the importance of flexibility, so we plan our nap and toileting times to fit each child’s needs and home routine. We believe that feeding and mealtimes are not only social experiences but opportunities to develop new skills.
Welcome to Beetles Class aimed at children between 2 – 3 years old. Here, we offer a Montessori class program that caters to all areas of your child’s development. From practical life skills to mathematics, sensorial, language, and cultural skills, we cover it all. Our weekly plans are designed to bring out the best in your child and we share them with you every month. These include daily overviews of our adult-initiated activities such as circle time, story time, and integrated enrichment activities. As well as child-led time so your child can explore and discover at their own pace. With Arabic classes twice a week, music, cooking classes and sand play once a week, and regular art projects, your child will thrive in a creative atmosphere. We offer optional extra-curricular activities such as dance, karate, soccer, and gymnastics.
Welcome to our Bats Class aimed at learners, aged 3+ up to 6 years old. Our Montessori class program targets all areas of learning, including cosmic education, practical life, sensorial, language, math, and cultural studies. Together, we will embark on an exciting journey filled with learning opportunities.
Every month parents will receive a weekly plan of activities and learning intentions by area. This is so you can stay informed and involved in your child’s progress. Moreover, our Integrated enrichment activities such as Music, Arabic, Cooking, Sensory Class, Physical Education, and Art Projects related to famous artists in the world will expose your child to diverse cultures while enhancing their creativity.
Our extended care class program takes place from 1pm to 5pm. This program is designed to encourage development in all areas of learning through a variety of creative and engaging activities – all in accordance with the Montessori principles.
Your child will have the opportunity to participate in activities that will enhance their sensory skills, pre-linguistic skills, auditory and visual skills, playing skills, pragmatic skills, comprehension and expression.
At Great Minds ECC, we take pride in our specialized staff who are dedicated to monitoring students’ progress and ensuring their success. Our highly trained specialists work closely with teachers and parents. This allows them to provide additional support to students requiring extra assistance in the classroom. Our specialists not only provide training to teachers, but they also create an environment that challenges and meets the needs of each child. With the implementation of an Individual Educational Program (IEP), our specialists ensure that each child receives the necessary support in the classroom and at home. They work diligently and collaboratively with teachers to observe students during group activities and provide one-to-one assistance.
Workshops and Training
Workshops take place once per term and are provided free of charge to parents and caregivers. They are conducted by doctors, therapists, psychologists, nurses and educators. So far topics that have been covered include:
- Montessori system-program and implementation
- First Aid and Family Safeguarding
- How to deal with tantrums.
- How to raise healthy children
- Developmental milestones
- Dealing with language delay
The purpose of these workshops are to educate guardians on daily living situations associated with their little ones. Parents go through phases of stress, guilt and anxiety about the way they raise their children. There are questions that need answers and feelings that need to be addressed. Our aim is to provide support to our families, answer their questions and comfort their feelings. In addition we create a positive environment where they have the chance to liaise with other parents and share their views.
Integrated Enrichment Activities
We build on this basic Montessori academic curriculum by enriching our students’ school experiences with the addition of Cooking and Sensorial, Music, Art and Physical Activities. Our students also have the opportunity to begin to learn Arabic by attending Arabic classes twice per week.
Inclusion Program and Students with Determination
Great Minds ECC accepts students with determination and ensures that can and provide a nutrient environment that smoothly integrates all the students. Great Minds Nursery has available a specialist whose role in the inclusion process is:
- To monitor students’ progress
- To provide IEP (Individual Educational Program)
- To ensure that the class environment is nutrient, offers communication opportunities aligned with the Montessori method and appropriate to the students’ level
- To train staff to use a multi-mode way of communication with children (photos/symbols, verbal, signing, facial expression, body language)
- To create an environment that is appropriate and meets the needs of students with determination
Great Minds Nursery offers full and part time inclusion program.