Perhaps the most important step you can take to ensuring your child is well-adjusted to preschool life, is getting to know their preschool’s curriculum before signing up. By selecting a preschool with a curriculum that’s designed to nurture trust and relationship-building, you’re starting your child off with one of the biggest advantages they can have in their young lives.
At My First Skool, we incorporate a relationships-based curriculum (RBC) for children aged 0 to 3 years. The biggest difference between an RBC and “regular” curriculum is that we focus on nurturing strong and trusting relationships between children and teachers, as well as with their fellow classmates. This modern, empowering style of education builds children’s trust and confidence – enabling them to learn better, while developing good social skills.
Here’s how it works.
My First Skool’s relationships-based approach to teaching categorises your child’s development into three key areas:
- Thinking and Communicating Self: Activities that promote curiosity and problem-solving senses in children, encouraging little ones to be confident in expressing themselves
- Psychosocial Self: Lessons that nurture a sense of emotional resiliency and trust between children and teachers, as well as among themselves
- Physical Self: Developing physically competent children who have good coordination and psychomotor abilities
Our relationships-based approach is built on the strong and nurturing relationship between a teacher and a child.
Research has shown that when a child feels both secure and engaged, a deeper level of learning begins. This is why our relationships-based curriculum works in nurturing happy, confident and resilient children who exude an “I can do it!” mentality – children who have not only adjusted to life in preschool, but who excel in these early years.
Children with an “I can do it!” attitude are confident, capable and resilient. They are also creative problem solvers – especially as they are more willing to try new things, and tend to find fulfilment in trying until they succeed.