The British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum
Following the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum, Little Explorers focus on building solid foundations for children in the 3 prime developmental areas and 4 specific areas. The following 3 prime developmental areas are highlighted as particularly important in the first 3 years of life and will be the primary focus of our programme:
Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
“involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities”.
“involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food”
Communication and Language
"involves giving children opportunities to experience a language rich environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations".
The three prime areas above form the basis for successful learning and progress in the following four specific areas:
involves exposing children to pre-literacy activities, such as, books, story telling, poetry, songs, and reading culture. Children are given access to a wide range of reading and writing materials.
involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, developing the concepts of shapes, sizes, and colours.
Understanding the World
“involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment”
Expressive Arts and Design
“involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology”.
Our multidisciplinary team of developmental specialists and teachers work together to target learning goals within the 7 developmental areas above, with each specialist overlooking their area of expertise.