0 – 3 years old
0 – 3 years old
Infancy is a time of physical development and sensory awakening, as infants interact for the first time with the world around them. At this stage, infants require environments and stimuli that facilitate their independence and build their sense of trust and safety.
Materials, programmes and the environment are prepared to facilitate infants’ learning experiences so that they develop their cognitive, affective and physical capacities. This strengthens their foundations for future growth and builds a positive disposition towards learning. Infants also build healthy relationships with our educarers, which gives them a safe and nurturing environment in which to explore and develop at their own pace.
Infants are provided with planned sensory play experiences that engage their senses of touch, taste, smell, sight, hearing, movement and balance. Exposure to varied sensory experiences stimulates infants’ cognitive and motor development and increases infants’ capacity for scientific thinking and experimentation.
In their early years, children start to become inquisitive about the world around them and grow in their cognitive, emotional and physical capacities. Children in our Early Years Programme continue to build relationships with our educarers and achieve developmental milestones at their own pace through authentic learning experiences.
In New Life, teachers play an important role in facilitating the children’s development. Teachers make observations and support children’s developmental needs as they explore their environment at play, and introduce elements into the environment such that the children achieve milestones authentically. These guided play experiences empower children to become curious and independent thinkers, ready for more complex inquiry-led learning in the preschool years.
Children will also develop the following capacities through our Early Years Programme: