We aim to create an environment rich in stimulation, comfort and loving attention, to enhance your child’s development. We believe that each child is an individual, and may meet their milestones a little earlier or later than their peers and therefore encourage the baby to develop at their own pace with our guidance and support.
The process of development involves learning and mastering skills like sitting, walking, talking, skipping and eventually tying their own shoes laces. Children learn these skills, known as developmental milestones, during predictable time periods.
Children develop skills in five main areas:
- Cognitive development (the ability to learn and solve problems)
- Social and Emotional development (the ability to interact with others and to learn self control)
- Speech and Language development (the ability to understand and use language)
- Fine Motor Skill development (the ability to use small muscles, especially the hands and fingers)
- Gross Motor Skill development (the ability to use larger muscles)
We have different stimulation activities from different sources. Our daily stimulation activities are aimed at achieving these developmental milestones. The parent receives a progress report every 6 months.
Curriculum: Junior & Senior (2-5 years)
Our focus is to develop our toddlers’ basic skills. We play and learn while developing movement, sensory and tactile skills. Fun is the key word in all daily activities.
We do not follow a specific curriculum but our educational program is fully integrated with the curriculum and standards set by the Department of Education. The activities are aligned to the subjects and content, concepts and skills for the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS). Subjects such as science, math, language skills, cultural- and social development as well as art, motor skills and perception are incorporated throughout the year’s program.
Our program is based on Christian Ethics. Children are not only taught learning skills, but educated in the values of life.
During our creative activities (art), we strive to develop the child’s creativity, thus emphasis is placed on the discussion and exercise and not the final outcome of the article. The idea is not to create a perfect artwork, but to focus on the child’s development. The end product is therefore less important than the process of creativity, the discussion and the child’s enjoyment. (Outcome based teaching).
The programme is divided into forty themes throughout the year. We do not teach children to read or write in a formal way, but exercises for preparatory math and writing are included throughout the year.
Our children still have years of formal schooling ahead of them, so we aim at teaching in a playful manner, where they gradually get used to classroom ethics. The lessons and stories are aimed to encourage participation by means of questions and discussions in such a way that toddlers don’t even realize that they are being taught.
Outings and other school activities
Miesha daycare started doing outings for our senior class only. The 0-3 year old children are too small and they can get lost very easily.
Once a year we have all of the following happening at Miesha;
School birthday Fun day
*** Please keep an eye on the school calendar for all of the dates for the above ***
Healthy Eating Plan
We at Miesha Daycare strive to give our children a healthy eating plan. Our menu was planned by a Dietician. (See menu in class). We serve the following meals which are included in the school fees:
Please try to bring all children who need to have breakfast at school, before 7h45. Our daily program starts at 8h00 and no breakfast will be served later than this. We have 2 snack days per week, where parents are to provide a small snack box for the 10h00 snack. No lollies and chewing gum allowed.
Every Friday we have “Bak en Brou”. This is an expensive activity and there for we ask for each parent to pay R100 per term for Friday Baking. This must be handed in at your class teacher at the beginning of each term, please NO EFT payments for this