PRESCHOOL LEARNING APPROACH
All over the world, playful learning has been replaced by volumes of disconnected fact-based learning involving sitting still and silent for long hours. Memorization has replaced true learning, with success being measured by test scores. The long-lasting effects of direct instruction can be “poor study habits, achievement, greater distractibility, hyperactivity, and peer aggression.” (Hirsh-Pasek, 2014)
Through the Montessori three-period lesson, we teach vocabulary associated with the concrete objects and pictures. We use words of proximity: on top of; beside; next to; below; adjacent. Through guided play, we teach both spatial and mathematical concepts and build the foundation for future learning. Practical life activities expose our children to daily life tasks hence nurturing self independence skills. Culture and Science expands their knowledge of the environment and interconnectedness with the universe.
ELEMENTARY LEARNING APPROACH
At the elementary level, the Montessori program is applied with an abstract approach, with a blend of the British National Curriculum and Nigerian curriculum. We ensure to infuse the best of all curricula in order to lay the building blocks for a firm foundation. Subjects taught in the Elementary School are;
- Social Studies
- Information & Communication Technology
- Home Economics
- Arts and Craft
- Physical & Health Education
- Religious Studies
Cindy Oaks environment is developmentally appropriate and embodies learning that involves children’s active interaction and the use of Montessori materials that promote guided play
Our playground is also designed to allow children have fun while exploring and learning.