Our Seedlings Playgroup enables your child to interact socially with children and adults other than their families and daily caregivers. They learn about sharing and getting along with others while having fun.
Children engage with a variety of art media such as paint, glue, crayons, magnets and play dough, as well as enjoying snack time together, listen to stories, and sing songs, which allow them the opportunity to ease into a pre-school setting.
Classes are kept between 7 - 9 students to ensure its small size allows for optimal educational and social growth for our students.
Ms. Shibah Nabuuma
Little Stems (2 - 3 year olds)
8.00am - 12.30pm
Teacher-student Ratio 1:4
Little Stems engage in “Circle Time” which promotes structure and routine. Children learn to listen, speak to a group and maintain concentration for a sustained period while enjoying a variety of songs and stories pertinent to the Unit of Inquiry or the day’s discussion.
“Personal choice time/Free flow time” fosters independence by allowing each child to choose their own activities while the teachers provide guidance. Teachers also focus on building our little learners' vocabulary so they can use their “words” to communicate their wants and needs, which helps children to share and interact with one another better.
Children nurture and develop gross and fine motor skills through a variety of play and class activities. Shapes and colors are a large part of our curriculum, including sounds within the environment, sounds the children make, numbers, Practical Life skills, imaginative and cooperative play, and expression through the arts.
Personal hygiene and health-related issues are emphasised, such as hand-washing, sneezing etiquette, keeping communal space clean and tidy.
Ms. Sarah Nasamba
Buds (3 - 4 year olds)
8.00am - 2.30pm
Teacher-student Ratio 1:6
Our Buds program helps children advance skills in core pre-academic areas such as literacy, math, and science, including other essential areas such as arts, social and emotional well-being, and health and wellness.
Our child-centered approach ensures that children are exposed to a diverse array of learning activities which would allow them to thrive in the regions of child development, creative thinking, complex problem solving, empathetic collaboration, curious investigation, and astute decision making.
The program provides opportunities for exploration and discovery, where active and enthusiastic children can refine and expand their skills and knowledge. Through the application of innovative teaching practices, purposefully-designed learning environments, and enriched activities, teachers ensure our little learners have joyful, appropriate, and meaningful learning experiences that lead to success in school and in life.
The curriculum is designed to align early childhood education goals and practices with families' expectations of educational excellence, helping young learners grow into confident life-long learners.
Ms. Mercy Natukunda
Flowers (4 - 5 year olds)
8.00am - 2.30pm
Teacher-student Ratio 1:6
Our Flowers program aims to prepare children for formal school success and lifelong learning. We recognise that children will soon be entering schools that have a range of expectations for a child's social and academic performance.
Our comprehensive curriculum places a clear emphasis on continuing development of strong language, reading and writing abilities, and math skills essential for ongoing success in school and life. The program extends planned child-choice, student-centered, inquiry based learning environment and incorporates the academic expectations of a variety of worldwide curricula and learning standards so children make a successful and seamless transition to higher year levels.
Each class offers small group centres where math, science, art, letter and number recognition, and motor skills are introduced and mastered. The complete alphabet is also consolidated, using both upper and lower case letters, and emergent reading is supported by the Letters and Sounds Phonics program, and calendar, jobs and group discussions take place during circle time.
The teacher provides two progress reports throughout the year, two Pupil Progress meetings, weekly updates and goals that are guided by each learner’s individualised education plan. These ensure your child is developing all of the necessary skills needed for Year 1.
Our students also participate in many out of the classroom field trips through town. Examples of past trips include a visit to Kajjansi Airfield to learn about transportation systems, and a boat ride on Lake Victoria to a recycling plant to learn about materials.