As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our early foundations school programme fosters that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science and social studies concepts.
Morning drills are very important and put children in the right frame of mind for activities like the circle time, news time, etc. Children can go over the calendar, phonics, colours, shapes, numbers, letters, songs, rhymes and interesting things to light up their spirit for the day. As the children sit in circles, they learn to hug and hold hands to foster love amongst themselves, teaching them not to fight but ratl1er spread out love and happiness amongst themselves. This fosters friendship and togetherness for children and teachers, enhancing sound relationships amongst pupils and their instructors/nannies.
Dolly engages in programmes such as professionals’ day to sensitize the children at an early age to know the various job options in the world. Apart from the nonnal class projects, a major project work is organised yearly, and this requires all hands on research work and full participation by both instructors/nannies and children. Some project works that have had great impact in the school are “Sinking & floating objects, with reference to Noah’s ark” and the “Animal Farm”.
The school can boast of an animal farm with ducks, fowls, guinea fowls, rabbits and fish (tilapia). On the 18th of May 2012, the school had a presentation of the flags of the world, featuring the various continents, the colours and symbols of the various flags. The children were taught the names of some countries and associated them with their flags. We then focussed on the meaning of the Ghana Flag.
To tap the God-given potential in every child, extracurricular activities are organised in the afternoons. The saying goes that “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”. This greatly helps bring out hidden talents in the children knowing so well that every child has peculiar qualities that need to be unearthed. These clubs are:
- The cultural and Salsa clubs
- Art and creativity
- Music and movement
- Reading club
Your preschooler will learn age-appropriate social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills. Socially, they work and cooperate as a group, understand social concepts like “please” and “thank you” and help in the classroom with the setting up. Emotionally, they take comfort in using familiar objects, expanding the mind by trying new things and gaining confidence from success. Physically, their balance, motor skills and coordination are strengthened. They engage in running, jumping, throwing, tearing, cutting, pasting, colouring and pegging, etc. Their intellectual development is enhanced by recognizing and writing letters and words, participating in picture reading exercises with correct choice of words, identifying numbers counting and estimating items, exploring physical properties of water, sand and paper.
Pre-kindergartener (4-5 years)
The kindergaitener 1 is preparing for the adventure ofa lifetime in school. Our early foundations kindergartener 1 programme is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. Small-group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere and whole- group activities help children gain the right skills and jump into kindergarten.
Morning drills are very important and put children in the right frame of mind for activities like the circle time, news time, etc. Children can go over the calendar, phonics, colours, shapes, numbers, letters, songs, rhymes and interesting things to light up their spirit for the day. As the children sit in circles, they learn to hug and hold hands to foster love amongst themselves, teaching them not to fight but rather spread out love and happiness amongst themselves. This fosters friendship and togetherness for children and teachers, enhancing sound relationships amongst pupils and their instructors/nannies.
Your Kindergartener’s Day (5-6 years)
As children get older and more independent, they need new challenges. Dolly offers enrichment programmes that address the changing and more varied needs of growing school-age children. Most children seek to develop a sense of self, a sense of who they are, what they can do and how they are perceived by others. Dolly takes into accounts the differing needs of these children to ensure they successfully find their place in the different environment they go after Dolly.
Your Child’s Day
Children spend time with friends and enjoy activities that are relevant and interesting. We help children think, feel, and experience new challenges. In our programmes, children will develop complex coordination skills, engage with peers, and practice group work activities. They will begin to express their goals and wishes as they seek self-identity and exposure in an age-appropriate way. With school programmes in Dolly, your child will ride a wave of success toward social, emotional, physical and intellectual maturity.
What your child will learn
Children learn new social, emotional, physical, communication and intellectual skills. Socially they make new friends, cooperate, compete, have discussions, understand and follow rules, learn to negotiate and coordinate. Emotionally, they learn to deal with peers, express their feelings show a sense of belonging. Physically, the child demonstrates advanced muscle control (gross and fine motor skills). They build hand-eye coordination, participation in hands-on activities and engagement in group sports.
Intellectual development is enhanced by establishing long-term plans (professionals’ day), understanding abstract concepts and thinking, challenging leaming activities to develop problem solving skills in all areas.
Montessori & Language Activity Labs
The child is taken through practical life activities, sensorial training, language development programmes, mathematics, the arts, music and cultural studies. This helps the child to develop excellent study habits and wide variety of interests, which will help bring perspective towards work and enhance the child’s life.
Four compelling reasons why a Montessori Lab School education adds significantly to the future of your child:
- Decision Making
- Time Management
- Self Control
E-toys and more computers, Recreational room with audio/visual facilities and toys for free play:
- Well stocked school ward with comfortable beds and first aid facility.
- A spacious out-door playground for children’s organised play.
- Smart Boards for all KG2 classes
- Montessori Laboratory
- Language Activity Laboratory
- Teachers resource library
- A Library for each class, A Dining hall, A Kitchen, A neat washroom
- CCTV cameras have been installed to monitor all activities in the school and its surroundings
- All departments have a television and a DVD player; the most significant amongst them being the latest 42″ plasma TV with a connected home theatre at the Nursery department.