learning at wonderland
creating a platform for global learning & teaching practices
At Wonderland, our learning and teaching practices have been based on the Montessori philosophy. With a focus on developing life-long learners and life-skills, Wonderland has decided to enrich their excellent Montessori teaching and learning practices by introducing the Enquiry-based curriculum, the International Early Years Curriculum, IEYC while maintaining to keep the best of the Montessori philosophy.
Maria Montessori developed a range of age-appropriate activities designed to enhance children's fine and gross motor skills, language skills, spacial awareness, mathematical skills, along with developing skills and values like, task completion, focus, and independence .
The classrooms are fully equipped with Montessori materials and we are adding a range of materials to support the IEYC.
Introducing Enquiry-based learning & IEYC
enquiry-based learning enables children to develop research skills, social skills, increase their knowledge about many topics and most importantly, it develops a love of learning.
did you love learning at school? Your child will learn to love learning at Wonderland!
the IEYC is an innovative research-based curriculum, recognising global best practice and the developmental needs of 2-5-year-olds. It supports key areas of learning through holistic enquiry and play-based approaches encompassing all curriculum areas including personal, social and emotional development.
there are 8 Learning Principles that underpin all practice in the IEYC, developed from the research undertaken by the developers of the curriculum.
1. The earliest years of life are important in their own right.
2. Children should be supported to learn and develop at their own unique pace.
3. Play is an essential aspect of all children’s learning and development.
4. Learning happens when developmentally-appropriate, teacher-scaffold-ed and child initiated experiences harness children’s natural curiosity in an enabling environment.
5. Independent and interdependent learning experiences create a context for personal development and are the foundation of international mindedness.
6. Knowledge and skills development lead to an increasing sense of understanding when children are provided with opportunities to explore and express their ideas in multiple ways.
7. Ongoing assessment, in the form of evaluation and reflection, is effective when it involves a learning-link with the home.
8. Learning should be motivating, engaging and fun, opening up a world of wonder for children where personal interest.
IEYC Personal Goals
these are the attributes your child will imbibe over the years while studying in Wonderland.
creating enquiry to enable them to explore & learn
creating adaptability to change and improve
creating resilience to rise to challenges
creating clear communication wherever we are
creating thoughtfulness, to work as a fully functioning member of the community
creating cooperation to reap the fruits of teamwork
creating respect for all individuals