6 months to 18 months old
Ishine provides a warm, welcoming environment where our infants can grow from a bundle of joy to a bundle of curiosity. Our unique programme is delivered to infants and parents of young infants over the first 6 months of life. We believe in including parents and caretakers and encourage them to actively participate in our sessions. Our curriculum at this stage is based on research that has shown we can influence parent's knowledge and parenting confidence, and impact the lifelong learning of an infant.
Ishine helps your infant learn to engage with others.
We believe in using verbal and non verbal communication . Our sessions incorporate non-verbal gestures,stories,picture books and songs to enhance early conversational skills.Ishine provides a safe and nurturing "home away from home" set up where infants can explore and make new discoveries with their parents and caretakers.
Ishine prepares your infant to think and reason.
We assist your child in exploring the concepts of cause-and-effect, trial-and-error, and object permanence through play by providing a variety of materials to encourage the use of all five senses to discover the world. We believe that early stimulation is essential to a child's rapid formulation of ideas and concepts.
Ishine lays the foundation for your infant to develop trusting relationships.
We respond to your baby with sensitivity and attention and a parenthesis approach, facial expressions, and eye contact to communicate, to promote self-awareness. We provide continuity with your child's home with the presence of a parent or caretaker.
Ishine helps your infant improve mobility and coordination.
We support your baby as he or she rolls from side-to-side and learns to crawl, stand, and walk; support the development of motor skills with blocks and shape boards; and meet your child's individual needs for rest and nutrition.
Ishine encourages your child to express individuality.
We provide paint, crayons, and other tools that promote artistic exploration and creativity; support imaginative play and encourage self-expression through movement and music. Young children learn through exploratory play, and our program is designed to provide infants with the skills that serve as building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
18 months to 24 months old
The toddler classrooms are the busiest! Children at this age are ready for a more structured learning environment, one that promotes creativity, exploration and self confidence. Our curriculum is tailored to support the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and both fine and gross motor skills as they explore self, family and the world in which they live. As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through hands-on experiences. Our teachers furnish each day with endless songs, stories and games to increase and develop a toddlers concentration, coordination, language skills, responsibility and respect.
Ishine encourages your toddler to interact with others through activities in the Story Atelier and games to help your child practice imitating and responding and following simple directions to support rich vocabulary development.
Ishine helps your toddler begin to learn about the world.
We provide opportunities to bring concepts of cause-and-effect to life through the Key to Learning method, Kinder-music, and creative art; and model and encourage your child to practice their integration into the world.
Ishine supports your toddler in growing socially and emotionally.
We encourage interactions with other children in group activities; guide the development of sharing and listening skills; model how to express emotions appropriately; and guide your child to learn classroom routines.
Ishine provides ways for your toddler to gain increased body awareness.
We teach body parts through stories, song, and rhyme; promote self-care skills such as feeding, cleaning, and dressing; and support large-motor development and eye-hand coordination through a variety of activities such as kicking balls, tossing, writing, drawing, and lacing.
Ishine helps your toddler develop individual talents.
We encourage pretending and role-playing through play with props; support individual expression through participation in group activities; and promote self-expression through art and music.