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Curriculum

Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage

In line with our vision “Promoting cultural awareness and national identity in the society through interacting with the UAE’s culture and heritage at an early age”, we are offering a Multilingual Curriculum with a unique focus on the Arabic immersion program and the UAE values. Little Diamond Nursery addresses the different learning needs of children in this ever-changing world. Therefore, the main language of instruction is in English, however parents have the option to select an additional language of their choice adhering to an English-Arabic, English-French or English only program.

In the English program, both Arabic and French languages are taught twice a week each with an extra class, if requested by parents, ensuring that children are interacting in both Arabic and French languages and able to communicate.

Knowing that Dubai is a cosmopolitan city and it hosts people from around the world, we would also be offering, depending on our community demand, further foreign languages such as Spanish and Mandarin.

Our curriculum adopts a holistic play-based approach where every aspect of the child’s development is fulfilled within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a British curriculum that provides standards and goals for the development of children from birth up to age five. At Little Diamond Nursery, your child will develop a love for learning, independence, self-respect, respect for others, awareness for own identity while respecting diversity and most importantly have fun!

Throughout our interactive curriculum, children will have opportunities to apply their own knowledge in new situations where they extract ideas and concepts about the world around them building on their acquired skills. In this sense, Field trips, Music, Movement, Crafts, Cooking, Academic areas of learning and community events are all embedded in the curriculum to nurture the child’s mind and body development.

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The Following Are The Principles That Guide Our Curriculum

A Unique Child

We recognize that every child is a competent learner and has the capabilities to be dynamic, confident, and self-assured. The commitments are focused around development; inclusion; safety; and health and well-being.

Positive Relationships

Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person. The commitments are focused around respect; partnership with parents; supporting learning, and the role of the

Enabling Environments

The environment plays an important role in supporting and extending children learnings. Our Environment focuses on assessment and planning, observations, learning environment; support for each child, child transitions, and continuity.

Learning & Development

We recognize that the children develop and learn in various ways and at various progressions and that all areas of development are equally important and connected to each other.

A modern play-based approach allows the following developmental areas/skills to be enhanced throughout your child’s time in our dynamic and child-focused setting.

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Personal, Social and Emotional Development

2

Physical Development

3

Communication and Language

4

Literacy

5

Numeracy

6

Understanding of the World

7

Expressive Arts and Design