Little Munchkins Preschool is a Christian based school situated in Brackenhurst, Alberton. We are a fully private school that can take children from a year to Grade R. We are a small, family run school, which focuses on each and every child as an individual. Children get one on one attention throughout the day.
At Little Munchkins, we believe that learning should be fun and progressive. We follow the CAPS curriculum for the older children and then my own revised curriculum for the younger ones. We base our curriculum on the core disciplines of Language development, Mathematics and Life Skills. Our motto at Little Munchkins is “A Home Away From Home”. Our hope for all of our kids is that they are as comfortable and happy at school as they are in their loving homes. We do a lot of structured play activities throughout the day and believe most learning is developed through play.
At Little Munchkins, children of all ages are integrated during playtimes and learn to play and look after each other, however children are streamed according to age and ability levels during structured activities. I believe that children benefit by being in a mixed age environment. Our older children learn to be nurturing and patient with the little ones and the little ones learn and observe from the older children and this speeds up cognitive development greatly.
Children learn to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually in a small, nurturing environment.
Preschool is a ‘’child’s garden’’. Many times the process is more important than the product, and learning is accomplished by doing, touching and experiencing things daily.
Finally I’m going to finish this off with my favourite quote.
‘’Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do’’ - John Wooden