NB: We prefer that all our Butterfly class attend our full-day program.
However, we are flexible where
parents prefer half day though it might slow their pace.
In the ECD A class, children work at their own pace within a meticulously prepared environment and
with the nurturing guidance of the directors. The setting provides opportunities for children to learn
from and with each other. Social skills and a sense of community are natural outgrowths of this multiage setting. Fully accessible Montessori materials promote hands-on exploration, discovery and
mastery and are focused in 5 areas: Practical life, Sensorial, Language Arts, Math and Cultural (science,
Geography, Art, and Music). Our Ndebele teacher helps the children develop an ear for Ndebele,
introducing slowly basic words and phrases in Ndebele.
Our newly done playground with artificial turf keeps our children clean and smart when they play. The
children love it. In our full-day program, children also eat lunch, then nap/rest (usually 3-4-year olds)
then they will continue with their lessons.
The 5 areas of focus in our ECD A classes are:
• Practical Life – Develops a child's independence (care of self and care of environment) and fine motor
skills. Etiquette Courtesy lessons promote kindness, collaboration, and respect.
• Sensorial – Sharpens the child's senses and introduces children to math concepts in a sensorial, handson way.
• Mathematics – Using manipulatives, builds upon a child's previous sensorial experiences which leads to
internalizing concepts of number, symbol, sequence, and operations.
• Language Arts – Deepens a child's understanding of phonemic awareness. When a child understands
that words are made up of sounds, multi-sensory hands on materials (e.g., sandpaper letters, moveable
alphabet) bring the child to reading mastery. Multiple materials lead to the child's developing fine
motor control, as preparation for handwriting.
• Cultural – Broadens the child's understanding of the world around them through exposure to
geography, history, science, music, art, and different cultures.
Upon completion of the Middle-Class Program, children transition to ECD B Program.