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Our Classes | Enriching Your Childs development

Before entering kindergarten, children should have foundational knowledge and practice in social-emotional skills, problem-solving skills, self-care skills, and pre-academic skills such as early math, science, and literacy. Ensuring children received daily opportunities to learn and practice these skills will give them a strong academic start.

We at Ahava House Pre-School believe that pre-school is where children are most likely to develop a positive attitude towards learning during their fundamental years – establishing a connection between their early learning experience and how they will respond to, and follow, future educational ventures that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.

In a nurturing environment, children can reach important developmental milestones and achievements. Our learners will have many exciting opportunities to continue growing as they develop and improve their fine and gross motor skills, develop their social skills, and expand their vocabulary by way of planned and informal learning experiences. Additional activities and extra-curricular activities as listed below will assist them in achieving their full potential.

We are committed to maintaining small classes with not more than 20 learners per class, therefore ensuring that all children receive the attention they need. Our goal is to establish a well-balanced approach, that will stimulate learners in regards to all activities being presented. We believe in developing well rounded human beings by nurturing our children in all spheres of their lives, namely spiritual (Christian values), emotional, social, academic and physical.

Our Class Groups

STAGE 1

BIRTH TO 12 MONTHS

STAGE 2

1 YEAR TO 2 YEARS

STAGE 3

2 YEARS TO 3 YEARS

STAGE 4

3 YEARS TO 4 YEARS

STAGE 5

4 YEARS TO 5 YEARS

STAGE 6

6 YEARS OLD

our schedule & classroom activities

Ahava House Pre-School | Cultural Program

CULTURAL PROGRAM

As a teacher, it is extremely important to be aware of implicit bias within our behaviors. While a teacher may already be very aware of how different races are treated, sometimes we do not realize that our own learned behaviors are affecting how we teach. Keeping our minds open to changing our methods allows us to grow as educators, ensuring that we are offering the best support for our children.

The definition of diversity is simply a range of different things. When children learn very early that differences are normal, they learn to view them without a lens of discomfort. Children naturally begin to pick up on differences around the preschool age on their own. You may hear questions about why their skin isn’t the same as another child’s, why someone needs to use a wheelchair, how people speak other languages, and more beginning around this age.

Ahava House Pre-School | GARDENING CLASSES

GARDENING CLASSES

Gardening is educational and develops new skills including: Responsibility– from caring for plants. Understanding– as they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants die without water, weeds compete with plants) Self-confidence – from achieving their goals and enjoying the food they have grown.

Gardening in early childhood settings supports holistic learning. It teaches math, science, prereading and more. Kids can improve physical development as well as perceptual and motor skills. There is so much sensory output in the garden that stimulates kid’s brain connections.

Kids breathe in the fresh air, experience weather, practice balance, and develop motor skills when using tools and grasping seeds. You are also encouraging healthy eating habits. Kids are more likely to try and taste what they help grow.

Ahava House Pre-School | NATURAL SCIENCE

NATURAL SCIENCE

Teaching preschoolers early science concepts encourage their curiosity, helps them develop critical thinking skills, and improves their communication. Preschoolers can learn basic science concepts by conducting simple experiments. For example, children can conduct experiments to explore whether objects float or sink in water. Teaching preschoolers early science concepts using interactive experiments gives them opportunities to explore materials, make predictions, and learn about cause-and-effect relationships.  

Ahava House Pre-School | CODING CLASSES

CODING CLASSES

Problem-solving skills are necessary for every aspect of life. Computers surround us, no matter the age. By starting them young, teachers can help preschoolers develop problem-solving skills by asking open-ended questions when needing to resolve a conflict or find a solution to a problem.

Although children are eager to learn, their aptitude and motivation are not always the same. So it is essential to implement multiple approaches to learning. Adopting a one-size-fits-all strategy for teaching your children will ultimately undermine your efforts. Computer skills offers them a solution at their pace.

Ahava House Pre-School | OUTDOOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION

OUTDOOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Communication skills help children share their wants, feelings, needs, opinions, and questions with others. As your children communicate with one another, you can provide feedback that helps them better express themselves.

Fine motor skills, such as opening a lunch container, turning a door knob, and opening a zipper, help children navigate their environment, complete self-care tasks, and interact with other children during play activities. 

Ahava House Pre-School | SPORT+ EXTRA CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES

SPORT+ EXTRA CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES

Learning to recognize emotions helps preschoolers develop social skills. You can teach children social-emotional skills by:

  • Modeling positive interactions with the children and adults in the classroom
  • Planning activities that promote labeling feelings and expanding their feelings 
  • Giving positive feedback for prosocial behavior
  • Providing support when children are resolving a conflict or experiencing intense emotions  
Ahava House Pre-School | ACTIVITY BASED LEARNING

ACTIVITY BASED LEARNING

Early literacy objectives focus on helping preschoolers develop skills that will prepare them for learning to read in kindergarten. These objectives should teach children to care for books, recognize letter sounds and simple rhymes, and trace the letters in their first names. 

You can create a language-rich environment using rhyming games, sing-alongs, circle time discussions, and stories

Ahava House Pre-School | CHRISTIAN VALUES

CHRISTIAN VALUES

Focusing on wellness and healthy living will help raise healthy preschoolers who thrive in school.

Cognitive development in early childhood is about how children think (cognition). It involves the development of children’s reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, understanding, and memory skills as they become more aware of the world around them and make sense of it. Cognitive development includes learning how to walk, talk, and read. It also consists of a child’s ability to think abstractly about concepts such as love, culture and empathy or to categorize people, places, and things based on an ethical value system.

Ahava House Pre-School | SMALL CLASSES

SMALL CLASSES

Number awareness and early math skills help children begin to understand the relationship between numbers and simple mathematical concepts. These skills set the foundation for more advanced mathematical lessons that children will learn in elementary school.

Early academics should play a vital role in the preschool program. By keeping our classes small we are able to focus on your child’s development.

Ahava House Pre-School | DIGITAL LIBRARY

DIGITAL LIBRARY

Young children engage with a broad array of technology including, but not limited to, television, film, internet accessed on any device, video games, tablet or smartphone apps and games and associated artefacts. From birth, children have increasing access to a range of digital technologies. This inevitably impacts the landscapes of their play.Since play is universally acknowledged as being important for children, it is necessary to understand the nature of children’s play in relation to technology. Families need support for parenting in the digital age and as early childhood educators we understand how to embed digital technologies in your child’s curriculum.

By storing and giving access to lessons, video, work books etc. we help increase their awareness in technology whilst explaining the negative side of too much Screen Time.

“The Mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a Fire to be kindled within.”

Enrich your child's life today.