Classes

Nursery school classroom in Box Park




Butterflies

The Butterflies Montessori class program is aimed for children aged 1 year to 2 years old. It has been designed to target all areas of the young learner’s development including physical, cognitive, language, social, and practical life skills. Each week there are different activities planned following the monthly theme to keep the child engaged and motivated. Weekly programs and daily students reports including overviews of adult initiated  focused activities and learning intentions are shared to parents.  Butterflies class program also consists of Integrated enrichment activities such as music, sensory and cooking classes as well as sand play. Once a term, students complete art projects inspired by famous artists from around the world. The aim of the projects is to expose the little learners to a  cultural diversity from a young age. At this age, flexibility is essential therefore nap and toilet schedule is planned according to the child’s needs and the home routine. Feeding and mealtimes are not only social experiences but opportunities to develop new skills.

Beetles

Welcome to Beetles Class aimed for children aged  2 years to 3 years old. Our class program targets all areas of learning, including, practical life, sensorial, language, math, and cultural studies. Students are exposed to child-led time in order to explore and discover the Montessori environment at their own pace,  as well as adult-initiated activities such as circle time, story time, and integrated enrichment activities.
Weekly programs and daily students reports are shared to parents. Arabic classes, cooking and sensory classes, music sessions and art projects related to famous artists offer children opportunities to thrive in a creative atmosphere. Physical education including a variety of physical enrichment activities is also offered to the Beetles class program twice weekly. Beetles students have access to optional extra curricular activities such as dance, karate, soccer and gymnastics.

calm classroom environment showing montessori pillars
calm environment nursery class for fs1 children

Bees

Welcome to our Bees Class aimed for children aged  2.8 years to 3+ years. Students work in an atmosphere  where each child’s imagination and creativity are cultivated, and their emotional growth is nurtured. In the Bees classes, students learn about the world around them through sensorial exercises, practical life activities, mathematics, language and cultural lessons. They experience language and mathematics readiness skills through materials that help make abstract concepts concrete and tangible. Weekly programs and daily students reports are shared to parents. Arabic classes, cooking and sensory classes, music sessions and art projects related to famous artists are part of the curriculum. Physical education including a variety of physical enrichment activities is also offered to the Bees class program twice weekly. Bees students have access to optional extra curricular activities such as dance, karate, soccer and gymnastics.

Bats

Welcome to our Bats Class, also known as FS1 & FS2, catering learners 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. Students experience language and mathematics readiness skills through materials that help make abstract concepts concrete and tangible. The educational program offers a lot of different level activities in all areas of learning making teaching an exciting journey filled with learning opportunities. Weekly programs and daily students reports are shared to parents. Bats curriculum consist of integrated enrichment activities such as music, Arabic, cooking, sensory class, and art projects related to famous artists. The aim of the art projects is to expose students to diverse cultures while enhancing their creativity. Physical education including a variety of physical enrichment activities is also offered to the class program twice weekly. Bats students have access to optional extra curricular activities such as dance, karate, soccer and gymnastics.

montessori classroom in dubai city walk
cooking class at montessori school in dubai city walk

Beyond Classes

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
  • Bilingualism
  • 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.

Child concentrating on playdoh activity during school class

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.

montessori children exploring cooking lessons in nursery

Cooking and Sensorial Class

During our cooking and sensorial classes our students have the opportunity to experience different textures and food consistency and practice all their developmental skills from their senses to their comprehension and motor abilities
Smiling teacher during a montessori music class at a nursery school

Music Class

Our music program is all about discovering the joy of music and movement. During our weekly 30-minute Music Classes, students explore their own musicality, learn about renowned musicians and instruments, and engage in a variety of fun activities. Each class is divided into three parts, including a music lesson, singing and creative movement, and individual work. Through this approach, we aim to enhance students' sound location and perception, memory, attention, and phonological awareness. The goal is to create a vibrant and supportive environment that ignites a passion for music in every student.
sensorial cooking class at preschool in citywalk

Art Activities

Art activities are a fun and engaging way for your kids to learn and develop basic artistic skills. At this young age, hands-on creation is the most effective way for kids to retain new information. Plus, art projects are a great way to help develop motor skills and eye-hand coordination.
Nursery child playing outdoor at preschool in sunshine

Physical Enrichment

Great minds nursery provides physical encrichment classes twice weekly to students during the regular operating hours. The classes are interactive, fun and enhance gross motor movement, spatial orientation and physical strength. Children enjoy activities such as running, jumping, balancing, and playing with balls.
sensorial cooking class for children in montessori nursery

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.