24 months to 4 years old
A child’s feeling of independence and social interaction with others is what our Nursery classes are all about. IShine offers children a hands on approach to learning as they adopt skills which lay the ground work for lifelong growth. Students are introduced to new materials, activities, project-based learning and concepts that encourage the development of specific skills and concepts for success in the 21st Century.
During the course of the day, children are encouraged to make choices for themselves, cooperate with others as well as listen and follow directions. Children are encouraged to be independent and responsible in daily activities such as personal hygiene and learn the concepts of ownership and accountability.
IShine helps your child increase language skills.
We stimulate vocabulary development by the use of credible and innovative methods to facilitate sound language development through play with letters and writing centers; and strengthen conversation skills with group sharing and reading experiences. We use concepts from the Key to Learning curriculum, Reggio Emilia to promote independent thinking skills and freedom of expression.
IShine immerses your child in experiences designed to expand the mind.
We encourage investigation and problem solving; provide opportunities to practice sorting, matching and categorizing; and use blocks and math cards to teach counting, number identification, and patterning.
IShine helps your child experience a sense of community.
We support cooperative play; use whole- and small-group activities to model sharing, communication, and cooperation; and demonstrate how to recognize others' feelings and respond appropriately. We also introduce simple character building through weekly lessons.
IShine coaches your child to develop new physical abilities.
We stress a lot of importance on strengthening large-motor skills, improving fine-motor and eye-hand coordination and developing coordination with a well structured indoor gym.
IShine encourages your child to express individuality.
We support pretend play and role-playing with props and costumes; encourage creative expression through age-appropriate art materials; and stimulate imagination through storytelling which includes character building too.