Drop In Program

Our Drop In Program provides children and their families with the opportunity to visit at their connivence to share in the magical learning experiences that our curriculum has to offer. From as young as six months old right up until 3 years of age, children and family have the chance to engage in experiences designed specifically to support the developmental needs of children and feed their ever growing thirst for information about the world around them. Our space is developed by experts with safety, creativity, fun and learning as the most important aspects of the space. Our calm and natural environment provides children with a quiet and peaceful space for them to explore at their own pace with the watchful and adoring eyes of their caregivers.

Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum for the Drop In Program is one that will evolve with the children and change every six weeks to offer new experiences and areas of learning for children that are related to the world that they live in. Our experts have created a curriculum that will support the ongoing developmental needs of children from 0-3 and their interests so that their learning while in the drop in space is not only effortless but one of enjoyment and satisfaction. Children will progressively develop life skills and relatable knowledge about the world around them as they make their way through our creative and inspirational experiences.

Learning Areas

Each Drop In Space will cover a collection of learning areas that we will incorporate throughout all of our learning experiences throughout the space. Our curriculum believes that each specific area of learning should be seen not as individual and separate, but to create rich integrated experiences that offer a range of different learning opportunities offering a multitude of learning outcomes depending on the interest and developmental needs of each child. As very young children operate with unlimited creativity they need to have the ability to work with open-ended resources to cater for a multitude of different types of thinking pathways that are being created during these critical periods.

Possible Learning Outcomes

The experiences that are on offer throughout our learning spaces are developed to provide multitudes of possible learning outcomes, to serve multiple children at different developmental abilities and to open the possibility of social interaction as well. Quite frequently in other 0-3 centres we will see activities set up for children to follow certain steps to recreate one specific outcome, this takes away creativity, imagination, leadership, exploration, experimentation and more that are all critical thinking skills that will prepare our children for future learning. This is why at EDUCA HOME our expert teachers create open-ended experiences for children to explore and develop a variety of different skills and abilities.

Learning Experience: Light Table

Light and Colour Exploration

Exploring the different colours and light box

  • Materials Needed:

    Perspex shapes, metal and wooden spoons, old film roll

  • Preparation:

    Setting up the different play elements to containers at the side of the light box so that children are able to choose and explore.

  • Provocation, invitation and set-up:

    setting up the experience so that children are able to choose and explore what they would like too

  • Considerations:

    Thinking about the size of the pieces

  • Learning Possibilities:

    The children may explore shadows, colour change abstract thinking, communication

  • Learning Extensions:

    Exploring the materials with come full colour some transparent depending and let the children explore light.

Rainbow Shapes

Short description of learning experience

  • Materials Needed:

    Rainbow blocks, light boxes, mirrors

  • Preparation:

    Open the light box, place the blocks on the light box, and put the mirror in front

  • Provocation, invitation and set-up:

    Children can use the building blocks to make any shape, see the changes in color under the light, and see their movements from the mirror.

  • Considerations:

    Avoid too much light

  • Learning Possibilities:

    Imagination, creativity, fine movement, cognitive ability

  • Learning Extensions:

    Join other shapes of crystals to explore more colors

Painting with stones

eautiful pictures that develop creativity and fine hand movements

  • Materials Needed:

    Different colors of stones, branches, leaves, blue and white crystals, flower pictures, light boxes

  • Preparation:

    Put different materials in different bowls, put them next to the light box, and put the picture next to it.

  • Provocation, invitation and set-up:

    Blue and white crystals can be placed on top of the light box, and children should be created with stones of other colors

  • Considerations:

    Choose larger stones to avoid swallowing

  • Learning Possibilities:

    Fine movement, hand-eye coordination, imagination, perception, visual ability

  • Learning Extensions:

    You can use a projector to play movies of other animals or plants, and children can make other shapes themselves.

Building Architecture

Want to be an architect? Start by building blocks of various colors

  • Materials Needed:

    Transparent color blocks of various shapes, light boxes

  • Preparation:

    Place the blocks next to the light box or put a few on the light box

  • Provocation, invitation and set-up:

    After opening the light box, the child can see the blocks of different colors.

  • Considerations:

    Choose transparent bricks

  • Learning Possibilities:

    Vision, sense of space, imagination, creativity, curiosity

  • Learning Extensions:

    Ask the child to tell what he has built, prepare some opaque bricks, and the child can see the change of light.

Shadow Play

See different cities and feel the city of light and shadow

  • Materials Needed:

    Light boxes, buckets of different sizes, branches, lights, feathers

  • Preparation:

    Place different sizes of buckets on the light box as high-rise buildings, place the branches around as trees, and use feathers as smoke from tall buildings.

  • Provocation, invitation and set-up:

    Project the objects built on the wall, like the city of life, children can explore light and shadow

  • Considerations:

    Avoid using glass containers

  • Learning Possibilities:

    Imagination, social skills, teamwork

  • Learning Extensions:

    Paper and pen can be prepared, and children can draw a city where they live, or a city they have seen while traveling.

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