Bright Starts & Head Starts

Learn Through Play 

At Wee Care, we believe that play is the best way to teach and to learn. Play however, comes in many different forms, and it also requires highly responsive and engaging play partners. Follow this link to Our Gallery of Play to look at how, at Wee Care, play has evolved into a creative and sophisticated art-form!

 A Gallery of Our Play

Pretend Play: when children symbolise and work out their emotions and understanding of the world in safe and non-threatening ways

Sensorial Play: when children use their senses to perceive, process and organize visual, auditory, tactile, and other kinds of sensory information from the environment around them

 

  

Constructive Play: when children use their eyes and hands in functional and constructive ways

 

      

Art & Craft: when children use their eyes and hands in creative and artistic ways

 

 

Kinesthetic Play: when children learn to use their bodies in strong and healthy ways

    

Dramatic Play: when children use their imaginations to explore a different world

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Experiential Play: when children test their ideas to form conclusions about the world around them

Social / Co-operative Play: when children learn to play together in positive and friendly ways

   

Life Skills

The main goals in Life Skills are to encourage our children to acquire important and adaptive competencies in caring for themselves and others. Weekly topics change, and incorporate fun and hands-on activities in cleaning, washing, dressing and cooking. Take a look below!

   

The Project Approach

The Bright Starts III, Head Starts I and Head Starts II levels are distinguished by a daily segment called The Project Approach that integrates concept from Mathematics, Science and Language in the process of initiating, presevering through and completing a task of investigation. In particular, the children are encouraged to

  • observe and measure phenomena
  • reason and think through prediction, deduction or inference
  • represent ideas, concepts and results through art, pictures and words

To better understand how this programme benefits the children who participate in it, follow these links to A Project on Cups and A Project on Hands. It might give you an idea of how, as a learning centre, we strive to produce thinkers, doers and dreamers!