- Children are individuals with feelings, ideas and a vast imagination. They need to be nurtured and developed physically, mentally, morally and spiritually.
- Young children learn best in an inclusive and holistic learning environment, not when information is handed down to them in a compartmentalised way.
- Children in the Early Years learn by playing and exploring, through creative activities that require critical thinking.
- Imagination, creativity, analytical skills and all kinds of positive behaviours develop and emerge only when the conditions are favourable.
- Quality Early Years Education is about three things: the child, the context in which learning takes place, and the knowledge and understanding which the child amasses.
Characteristics of TCS Early Years Educational programme:
- A safe and secure environment to meet children’s needs.
- Lots of activities which challenge the children to use their imagination and problem-solving skills. Each child develops and learns at a different pace and in different ways; thus all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.
- A balance between teacher-initiated and child-initiated activities.
- Equal emphasis on children’ social and emotional development and on their academic achievements.
- EYE practitioners exhibit commitment and enthusiasm and engage in reflective practices. The breadth and depth of knowledge they possess, their skills and their understanding of the diverse ways in which children learn, allows them to mould children into creative, sensible and well-rounded individuals.
- On-going observational assessment to make an informed plan for each child’s continuous development.
- Involvement of parents is always encouraged and valued.
Areas of Development:
- Communication and Language
- Mathematical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Creative Development
- Physical Development