Lit’l Tots Nursery & PlayGroup / Lit’l
Looking for a place where your children can learn, explore and grow? Then come visit Lit'l Tots/Lit’s
With our certified, experienced and professional staff, we are ready to provide the best child-care available and ready to promote the well-being of your children in a clean, safe and well-supervised environment perfect for nurturing your precious little ones.
We offer Infant Care, Toddler Playgroup, Kindergarten preparation, Preschool programs (Montessori based), Elementary & Primary School Programs. Also offered are Home-Work Supervision, SEA Lessons, After-School Club and Vacation Camps for your convenience.
Our focus is on your child's natural desire and ability to learn through play, and believe in mastery-based learning while laying a strong foundation on phonics, reading, math and much more….
We offer individualized tutoring in a small class size setting in a nurturing environment. Children receive individual attention from our trained teachers as we understand the importance of providing you with the peace of mind that your child will be well taken care of and safe while you are away. At Lit'l
We offer the following:
The Montessori Approach
The Practical Life Activities also teach the children to pour their own drinks, carry trays, clean up spills and sweep, all using child size equipment. These seem normal chores for adults, but thrilling for a small child whose self-esteem blossoms with every new skill which helps him or her to feel in control of life. The children will learn to do household tasks and may feel frustrated if they are not allowed to help at home; this should be encouraged as parents will find that they will soon prove to be of great help.
One may also find that the children may want to pour their own drinks or serve their own breakfast cereal in the morning. Small changes can make a home more "child - friendly" such as, low shelves in the bedroom or playroom, so that the children have easy access to their toys and can choose them whenever they wish, or even a peg at child height, so that they can hang up their school uniforms themselves.
To develop the children's language and vocabulary, nothing beats one to one conversation with them. They will not learn language from the television in the same way, unless those at home sit and enjoy the program together and perhaps discuss it afterwards. If one is watching television with children, be sure to watch the content of the program carefully, as many children absorb a fair share of television violence and other unsavory incidents. Programs can be stored on a video, and watched later by the parents when the children have gone to bed. Uninterrupted time should be made for the children to spend with their parents during the day.
Reading & Books
In the Montessori environment, we try to instill a real love of books and reading for pleasure. Sharing a story with a child at any time of the day is a parent's special gift. Also, a powerful message can be given about the value of reading, if one makes time to read their own book alongside the children or child from time to time.
Counting can be introduced into almost any activity. For example, the children could count the knives and forks when the table is being laid or when they are sharing out sweets. Parents should avoid passing on their own dislike of mathematics at school, because the children will not have the same difficulties at a
Drawing, art & craft are important for helping the child strengthen his or her "pencil grip" in preparation for writing skills as well as for developing "free expression". Plenty of accessible paper, crayons and pencils should be provided and children should be encouraged to draw freely, without any interference from the adult as this could stifle their creativity. At this delicate stage, children are easily influenced because they care for the adult's opinion and they should be exploring and developing their own expressive powers.
Much of the Montessori equipment you see in our school is designed to prepare a child for reading, writing and number work. Parents should not be concerned in the early stages with the lack of evidence such as homework as our equipment teaches the child both indirectly and directly through the "hands on" method. This together with our US based curriculum provides for a comprehensive and mastery-based learning practice. Parents who wish to support their children at home, are asked to sound letters rather than say their name, and any writing that is shared with the children, should be in lower case rather than capital letters (except of course, where a capital normally occurs).
The LEARNING PLACE Limited offer a
Unique Academic Experience for all students as their learn Excellence Through "Mastery-Based Learning"
We now invite you to visit our educational options:-
Lit'l Scholars Academy - Ages: Infant-12 years
Alpha Omega Scholars Academy - Ages: 13-19 years
Unique educational programs
Superbly equipped with educational materials
Staffed with qualified and dedicated teachers
Warm, homely and fun atmosphere which provides for:
exploration and opportunities to experience learning,
build independence and social skills.
Fun computerized programs enhancing phonic and math skills.
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11 Sinclair Hill, Diego Martin
Trinidad & Tobago