" ... Our daughter Indigo had very little speech when she started at Friday's Child, she has some hearing difficulties and we worried so much about how she would handle Preschool. Indigo has loved every single day she has attended and the staff are so wonderful at accommodating her needs. Laurena brings out the very best in our girl and the centre is a joy to visit each and every time ..."    Simone Leyland
EMPOWERED TO BE GOOD STUDENTS.
The Gold Coast Montessori curriculum at Fridays Child is based on the
idea that all children are talented and capable people, and do best
when they’re empowered to explore, investigate and internalize
knowledge. So every day here, children participate in engaging
activities that teach basic concepts and develop their ability to think
critically. We prepare children to meet and exceed the latest Preschool
Readiness Standards and beyond.
Shapes, colors, motor skills, following instructions.
We work with children to recognise shapes, colors, directions and
structure using a variety of materials, from blocks to fabrics. We might
blend colors in the art center, or study which shapes fit best together
in a puzzle. Sorting and matching by like characteristics deepens
understanding, while games and dances incorporating concepts like over,
under, right and left help develop motor skills.
Letters, words, sounds, retention.
At Fridays Child Montessori on the Gold Coast, learning is
everywhere, from shelves and baskets labeled with words and pictures to
games of matching. We might read a story and ask open-ended questions to
encourage input, or focus children on the letter sounds in their own
names. Throughout each month we facilitate individual journal time,
helping children learn how to communicate complex thoughts, as well as
develop basic phonics (with Jolly Phonics – proven and time tested to
work) and spelling skills.
In the video below, Snake and Inky Mouse are teaching Bee to read but
poor Brett the copier man isn’t allowed in! Maybe he can read already?
Size, shape, alike and different, counting, numbers.
We all use math concepts every single day and so do the children at
Fridays Child. We might create a People Graph by grouping children by
the color of their shirts, or create collections of certain numbers of
objects. From recognising numbers and counting, to helping work out how
many plates or cups are needed for lunch, children learn the basic
skills they’ll need for a good foundation in mathematics.
To experience Fridays Child Gold Coast Montessori for yourself,
please take our virtual tour or call us on (07) 55782092 to book a free trial day now.