As a parent, setting your child up for their best future and the special memories to be made along the way is a memorable journey. While choosing the best childcare centre is an exciting process, many parents will note how many factors there are to consider when making this decision.
There are many obvious factors to consider, such as safety, location, credibility, budget and facilities. However, the less obvious factor to consider is the childcare centre’s curriculum offered. Your child’s early childhood development will play a major role throughout their futures, which is why considering the curriculum is so pivotal.
In this blog, we outline 5 reasons why MindChamps’ Frenchs Forest and Annandale childcare centres are a great option for your child.
Curriculum By Early Childhood Specialists
Here at MindChamps Frenchs Forest and Annandale childcare centres, we use a completely unique and pedagogical approach with our curriculum based on our very own 3-Mind Education Model. We use this model to encourage inquisitive and creative minds in children and teach them essential skills.
We are proud of our Early Learning Curriculum which comprises more than 20 years of studies and research in psychology, neuroscience, education and theatre domains. Our approach is to design and nurture a natural inclination towards reading and learning.
A child’s brain rapidly develops during the first 5 years of their life, where they learn cognitive, social, linguistic and motor development skills. At MindChamps Frenchs Forest and Annandale childcare centres, we use the S.M.I.L.E.S™ curriculum which engages all S.M.I.L.E.S™ elements (Sensory, Motor, Intellectual, Linguistic, Emotional and Social).
We carry this out using programmes targeting specific learning and development areas, such as Enquiry Teaching and Learning™ (which integrates Fun with Numeracy, Language, General Knowledge and Project Based Learning), MindChamps Reading Programme, Creative & Theatrical Strategies™ and more. Read more about these programmes here.
Qualified And Compassionate Teachers
Having the right teachers can make or break a child’s interest in school and learning. Besides having the right attitude, patience and rapport with children, the way a teacher delivers lessons to your little ones will also greatly impact their development.
Having a team of qualified early childhood development teachers to set your child on the right foot is imperative in their journey. Here at MindChamps, our teaching team are required to attend ongoing professional development, training and accreditation ‒ regardless of their experience or qualifications. This keeps our team ahead of the curve.
Encourages Curiosity And Learning
Studies show that the more curious a child is about a subject, the more they learn and retain. It’s for this reason that leveraging natural curiosity for education purposes is so important for your child. We integrate our Enquiry Teaching and Learning™ approach early in the learning curriculum.
Using this approach, we encourage exploring and focusing on topics of interest to your little one. We will guide them each step of the way, allowing them to learn all they can about a topic, using creative problem solving and evidence-based reasoning to reach their conclusions.
Fosters A Love For Reading
The role that reading plays in a child’s development is integral. Reading allows children to learn words, language, about sounds and more about how the world works. Strong readers will have an advantage as they develop and grow.
Your little ones will have 20-minute reading sessions daily, based on our MindChamps Reading Curriculum, aimed at cultivating a love for reading and all-around literacy development. Furthermore, we have a large collection of e-books for the children to access.
Giving Your Child A Head Start
At MindChamps Frenchs Forest and Annadale we want to give your child a head start so they can become the best version of themselves. Get in touch with MindChamps Frenchs Forest and Annandale childcare centres to book a free tour of our world-class facilities.