The first three years of life are a magical time that prepares children for the rest of their lives. Each child develops a feeling of autonomy. Therefore, it is imperative to treat every child as an individual and provide the opportunity for self-determined actions.
Every parent knows the loud and assertive "No" of a toddler. Eventually, this "No" leads to a "Yes" that is a result of free will. The child develops control over its body and its emotions. Only if children realize that they can influence things and actions, they are ready for the next developmental step: They get aware of their capabilities and realize that they can achieve things. Therefore, young children become active learners and problem solvers, who discover the world around them.
The first three years of life are the most important for the development of the human brain. In these early time of life essential language skills are acquired. Experiences play a vital role in creating links within the brain that are the basis for future intellectual and emotional development.
From birth infants are excellent learners, the examine visual impressions as well as sounds and feel their environment. Little Giants provides babies and young children with a safe environment, which is full of opportunities for active exploration and fun. Children can see, touch, feel and move things. Young children need an environment that is responds with interactions and language.Our caregivers involve babies in regular conversation. They read books, sing songs and respond to the sounds and words of the child. Thus, babies get acquainted with language as a primary means of communication.
Long before understanding words and pictures, infants profit from a book being read to them. At this early age, children get prepared for learning to read. Sitting on a lap or on the floor or when going to sleep, babies become familiar with the magic of books and stories.
A Place To Grow
Infants discover our world with all senses and their motor skills. Long before a child understands words like "under" and "distant", they learn to move: climb up and down, crawl under tables or over obstacles. Our rooms offer a rich learning environment with learning centres that focus on maximizing learning experiences:
At Little Giants children discover different textures, colors, patterns, shapes, smells, tastes and weights.
Art, movement, imitation, first dramatic play and games with dolls and stuffed animals.
With Little Giants, children discover surface textures, colors, patterns, shapes, smell, taste and weight.
Language and music
Communication and language take up a major part of a day at Little Giants. We do reading and language games and discover music, rhymes and sounds.
What babies and toddlers learn at Little Giants
Our curriculum is designed to support the development of each child at its own individual pace. We regard care and learning as an inseparable unit. We help children do develop their physical, motor, sensory, cognitive and social skills.
Our caregivers know, that the relationship between parents and their child is most important. Therefore, parents can visit their child at any time of day. We welcome any ideas and suggestions. Strong parent involvements helps us to continuously improve our services.
Children discover object permanence and spatial relation classification. Collecting and dumping, they learn to classify objects. In simple experiments we demonstrate the principles of cause and effect and train problem solving skills.