Busy Bees offers a varied and interesting program that is tailored to meet the needs of every
individual child in our care. Our educational focus is on the following main areas:
As an international preschool, we have children entering our groups with varying levels of language ability and English knowledge. We work with children to acquire the English language as quickly as possible, in a relaxed and friendly environment through play and social interactions. We do this through daily language circles, singing, dramatic play, group conversations, reading, storytelling and small group activities.
Social and Emotional Competence
It is our firm belief that children must feel safe, secure and comfortable within an environment for any learning to occur, and this is our primary concern at Busy Bees. We maintain a positive, supportive and encouraging environment at Busy Bees, regularly employing positive reinforcement to guide the development of the children in our care. We encourage our children to become independent and thoughtful individuals by frequently giving them the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas, make choices, and attempt tasks on their own or with the help of a friend. Our teachers promote conflict resolution and problem solving with children during their daily interactions, and encourage children to take responsibility for their actions, helping them to become well adjusted adults in the future.
We believe in children taking control of their own learning, and our teachers act as facilitators, rather than active instructors in the classroom. As such, each unit of our project work begins with a brainstorming session involving what the children know about the topic, and what they would like to know. Their answers provide the foundations upon which the teachers structure and plan the entire project. Children work towards finding answers by discussing with their friends and teachers, looking in books and encyclopedias, sharing thoughts and ideas, researching on the internet, completing hands on, practical activities, devising and implementing experiments, and discussing, recording and analyzing their findings.
A Well-Rounded Education
Busy Bees promotes a healthy balance of structured learning with free play and creative activities. We understand the importance of a varied educational program for the growth and development of children, and our schedule is structured so that children experience a range of activities throughout the day and week. As well as project work, children have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts, construction, baking, science, dance, drama and sports activities.