ToBeMe Early Learning CurriculumTM
At ToBeMe, we believe there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to learning. Children learn at their own pace in their own way, and our aim is to provide a holistic curriculum that identifies and responds to their way of learning from day one.
Our unique ToBeMe Early Learning CurriculumTM offers a well-rounded framework in which children are encouraged to learn by developing connections with the world around them. This connections-based curriculum harmonises the key ways of learning (kinaesthetic, visual, auditory) and the very best of the best teaching practices (Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and THRASS) so that no matter how your child likes to learn, there is something to inspire, excite and fuel their imagination each and every day.
The four connections that make up the foundations of our curriculum are:
Healthy self-esteem, self-control and a growth mindset. Being aware of and recognising self-regulation. This is especially important in preparing our children for school. Children learn to problem solve, take turns and wait.
- Learning to learn
- Playing ‘my way’
- Exploring creative outlets
- Embracing challenges
- Enjoys creativity – drawing and playing
- Able to positively deal with upsets
- Enjoys concentrating on play
- Understands actions and consequences
- Feels okay with his or herself
The ability to listen, understand, connect and work with others. We encourage children to work in a group context whilst enjoying the company of their peers and educators. Once children have mastered the social connection, we see them start to take leadership in a variety of scenarios and their confidence continues to grow.
- Working with others and being part of a team
- Respecting his or herself and others
- Creativity and having fun
- Learning to lead
- Learning to share
- Displays social skills – listening, conversing, perspectives
- Age-appropriate manners
- Understands forgiveness
- Understands internal and external competitiveness
- Ability to make friends
A healthy relationship with the body, food, motion and rest. Using our minds and our bodies to focus on our own wellbeing. We nurture this connection by giving children the opportunity to participate in physical experiences such as yoga, team sports and enjoying the sunshine in our outdoor play areas.
- Engaging in our daily sports program (on-site gym)
- Cooking and eating
- Relaxing and resting
- Learning music
- Knows how to roll and fall safely
- Enjoys dance and active play
- Learns balance and posture
- Recognises healthy food
- Can identify different sensory experiences
A curiosity for knowledge and learning how to learn. The ability to listen, understand, connect and work with others. An important part of this connection is being aware of, and recognising, the reward in gaining new knowledge and/or practical life skills (e.g. counting from one to ten, learning how to pour).
- Literacy and numeracy
- Language classes
- Reading time in the library
- Learning to ask questions
- Practical life skills
- Development of basic numeracy skills
- English language development
- Secondary language development
- Improved memory, desire to explore
- Following instructions, goal setting and achievements
Sparking a love of learning in children at a very early age is important to help them develop into their best selves. Babies are born learning, and as they grow into toddlers, they learn through play, exploration and interactions with others. Our Early Years classrooms and outdoor areas are designed with a focus on self and emotional confidence.
Our Prep School classroom is set up to mirror a primary school environment in preparation for your child’s journey to kindergarten. This includes an established program between 9am and 3pm (within our normal 7am – 6pm day) providing 4 to 6 year olds with a range of learning experiences like no other.