Little Star Day School’s Early Years Curriculum EYC®
An amalgamation of teaching methods like Montessori and the International Primary Years Program
“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
(A. Einstein, physicist)
This quote from Albert Einstein underlines the idea of our program. We know that children are natural learners from birth, therefore at Little Star Day School children are encouraged to make learning experiences and to explore their surroundings. To foster individual needs we adapt our learning environment and our Early Years Curriculum EYC® accordingly.
Our bilingual Early Years Curriculum EYC® is tailor-made for children from the ages of 6 months until kindergarten. It combines active learning, hands-on learning and learning by doing as children learn best by playing.
The Early Years Curriculum EYC® is based on the international Primary Years Programme enriched with other learning and teaching methods, philosophies and approaches (Reggio and Montessori). The curriculum aims to serve the mobile, dynamic and multicultural families of today. It works towards strengthening the child’s ability to learn and gain from all the different experiences he or she makes.
At Little Star Day School we offer a warm and friendly atmosphere with loads of fun and laughter. We want to give each child a home away from home.
MyDay© at Little Star Day School
Parents can bring their child to Little Star Day School from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. During this time, the children can settle in and are encouraged to participate in various activities. Between 9:00 am and 11:30 am, teachers will engage children in tasks from the planned curriculum. A detailed theme and activity plan is posted for each group at the step of the homeroom. During a short break the children will have a snack at 9:30 am, then around 11:30 am a warm lunch will be served. Younger children have the option to take a short nap in the sleeping room. The older children can enjoy quiet time while reading, relaxing and other quiet activities. The afternoon activities – also based on the EYC and planned in advance – include time for free play, outdoor games and focused activities. A small snack is offered around 4:00 pm. Parents can come and pick their child up from 5:00 pm.