As an introduction to our new unit of inquiry, How We Express Ourselves, Grade 3 students spent part of the morning looking at a variety of images and were asked to think about how the images make them feel.
Carmel Early Learning Centre
The Carmel Early Learning Centre curriculum has been tailor designed and refined for close to three decades. Our dual language based early learning programmes nurture young children, helping them build their early learning skills, their emotional security and confidence and guiding them on how to build positive relationships.
Children as young as twelve months are under the supervision of our team of excellent early years' educators, providing every child with individual time and attention each day. Our small class setting and high teacher-to-student ratio ensure that the cognitive, personal and emotional needs of all children are catered to.
Carmel Early Learning Centre builds language and personal development through play, music, movement, creating a well-rounded programme for developing minds. Play provides important opportunities for children to experiment, explore, discover and create. Children learn to socialise and interact with one another through play and group work. Team collaboration and being kind towards each other are all fostered from this young age.
Underlying all our learning and teaching, is a pedagogical understanding of how young learners learn best. Language development, communication through play and hands-on activities are the driving forces for shaping our future learners.
Our Learning Philosophy
At Carmel we provide a learning environment where all children feel loved, secure and safe. Children learn to have a voice while respecting each other and we focus on a whole-student approach to education. For us, each child and each child’s needs are unique.
We recognise that all children have the ability to succeed and that learners thrive when success is celebrated. Our young learners are given opportunities to engage in meaningful, play-based learning experiences through which they can discover, create, improvise and imagine.
Our Early Learning Educators constantly focus on the development of key skills, attitudes and approaches. Our approach to teaching and learning is responsive to the strengths and interests and emerging development of each child and we work towards developing children that are social, empathetic, creative, healthy and active.
As we prepare the children for their continued educational journey, we focus on helping them become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk takers, balanced and reflective.
The most important and decisive age in education is early childhood