In this day and age, when most parents are busy working and have little or no time to devote to the development of their young children, preschools and kindergartens fill the gap by helping to develop skills necessary for formal schooling.
Al Dana Nursery and New Zing Kindergarten are currently accepting registrations for its nursery, pre-KG, LKG and HKG sessions.
The programme focuses on the development of the cognitive, listening and speaking, pre-reading, pre-writing, mathematical, fine and gross motor, social, emotional, creative, imaginative and artistic skills, among others.
At the pre-KG level, students engage in activities that develop hand muscles, hand-eye co-ordination, listening, speaking, and observations skills.
In addition, visual discrimination, counting and sorting skills are also developed.
They are taught English with a focus on strong vocabulary, mathematical skills and awareness of the environment.
They also master the correct pencil grip through pre-writing activities.
All the activities in pre-KG help prepare children for the demands of reading and writing at the next level.
The programmes are designed to help them develop from the simple to the complex in an enjoyable manner.
Learning and developing good habits and moral values at an early age holds equal importance as the learning of all other skills.
In lower kindergarten, the children are introduced to writing through various patterns and strokes, which is beneficial to those who have mastered the correct grip on the pencil.
By the end of the session, children will have mastered the reading and writing of upper and lower case alphabets, small words, numbers, counting, sorting, classifying, drawing and general topics such as colours, shapes, parts of the body, animals and birds.
In higher KG, children augment their English vocabulary by way of reading and writing spellings, from simple two-letter words to more difficult ones, basic English grammar, environmental science and advanced mathematical skills that include simple addition and subtraction.
Theme days for students and parents ensure that the parents are a part of the learning process.
Entertainment trips are organised to give the little ones a change from the daily routine.
A very open, friendly and welcoming atmosphere is maintained throughout the day which makes children want to attend every day.
Open Sunday to Thursday, children work from 8am to 12pm, although the centres are open from 7am to 1.30pm for the convenience of working parents.
All the teaching and non-teaching staff are carefully selected and possess the necessary qualifications and training.
Additionally, they are given in-house training to meet the special needs and requirements of children entrusted to their care.
Al Dana Nursery is licensed by the Labour and Social Development Ministry, while New Zing Kindergarten is licensed by the Education Ministry.
The management of both institutions have 25 years of expertise in pre-school and kindergarten education.
Visit the premises situated in Gufool and Zinj or call 17253541 or 17233693 for more information.