Curious Minds is an independent, english medium, centre for micro-schooling which is run on a combination of traditional and Montessori teaching methods and principles. We have, through trial and error as well as experience chosen various areas of both methods for our very own unique and effective stimulation program. We also incorporate the methods and solutions of Dr Melodie de Jager's Mind Moves.
This high quality educational facility offers services to learners from Preschool to Grade R.
Curious Minds is the re-invention of a one room school house, where the site of our classes are smaller with mixed-aged level groupings. Allowing children who want to advance the freedom to do so. Our classtime is impactful and purposeful with hands on activities and learning approaches. The flexibility in our daily programme allows us to meet the individual and specific needs of each child!
We focus on the cleanliness and hygiene of the surroundings, appropriate stimulation of the child and most importantly, the happiness and contentment of each and every child. “A persons a Person No Matter How Small!” (Dr Seuss)
Our program is designed to allow children to learn through play while encouraging (and noticing) individual interests. By promoting independence and developing an emerging awareness of social behavior, we help young learners expand their world beyond the home to the learning community.
Teachers support growing independence by providing opportunities for classroom jobs: putting things away, washing hands, and choosing materials and activities. Many opportunities are provided to increase a child’s ability to communicate by developing active listening and expressive language skills.
Throughout the day children make self-directed (but carefully guided choices), participate in small groups, take part in circle time, and build the confidence needed to try new things. Children enjoy free play to allow creativity and imagination to flourish. Teachers facilitate opportunities for children to engage in reading, writing, listening, and speaking using poems, finger plays, puppets, singing, and rhyming.
We promote the entitlement of each and every learner to become a strong child, a skillful communicator, a competent learner and a healthy, well balanced and all rounded child.