Molly’s Programme Highlights
Transition to School Programme
Transitions are an important part of life. As our children make transitions to school, as teachers we ensure that their transitions are smooth, and supported well. We empower and encourage our children to be independent learners. We take time to learn about our children and parents' aspirations. Our transition to school programme allows our children to be stimulated and challenged, this encourages them to problem solve and work independently.
Through this programme children are encouraged to express their creativity through arts, music and dramatic play. The use of numbers, object sorting, puzzles, counting games etc helps them with literacy and numeracy learning. Songs, games, rhymes, plenty of writing experiences are offered throughout the day.
Play-based STEAM programme
“Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist.”–Carl Sagan
STEAM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, and all of these are important to include in children’s early learning. At Molly’s Preschool, our teachers facilitate learning experiences by creating opportunities for children to learn about the world through STEAM lenses. We integrate STEAM into our daily programme to optimize play-based learning and support our children's critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.
Each week, 6 children (who have parental consent) will go to the local Tree way with 2 teachers. Under the supervision of teachers, the children will explore the natural world where they will be able to use both natural materials and resources from our explorers kete to create and explore the natural resources. A regular roll call will happen and children will be paired according to their interests and ability- fostering tuakana/teina relationships as well as offering our older children leadership roles as well as offering plenty of opportunities to meet learning outcomes. We aim to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent, and creative learners.