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ABOUT USP EDUCARE
Working towards the success of ALL learners is our priority. At the USP Educare Centre, teachers use a variety of strategies to make ALL children feel welcome and we also provide a variety of activities to meet the wide range of needs in children.
WHY IS EARLY LEARNING IMPORTANT?
Research shows that learning in the early years lays the foundation for later learning and sets children on a path for school, work and life. Your child will benefit from attending our USP Educare program before they go to school.
USP Educare Centre promotes a curriculum that is based on play. Children develop basic skills through play. Basic mathematics and science concepts such as categorizing, sorting and matching, making sets, seriating, colors, counting, experimenting and exploring are developed through play. Social skills and language are developed through interacting with one another. Children learn to share, take turns, communicate, negotiate, solve problems and many more skills are developed. The skills developed will help your child for his/her whole life.
In our program we encourage families and staff to work together and provide important learning experiences for young children.
Parents are required to pack nutritious snacks e.g. fruits, nuts or sandwiches and healthy drinks such as fruit juice or water every day. We do not encourage junk food or fizzy drinks. Coke is strictly not allowed.
Excursions are part of children's learning program. It will only be done if there is a need.
OTHER IMPORTANT DEPARTMENT
Other departments like the Health Ministry, Road Safety, Fire, Police and the Army will be requested to pay visits to the Educare throughout the academic year so children are familiar with the roles they play.
Parents will be called when this happens and the staff will look after the child before the parent or guardian arrives. If the accident is serious, teachers will provide an emergency evacuation to the hospital.
Children are not to bring toys from home as this sometimes causes some inappropriate behaviors in children. We prefer children to use whatever is available at the Centre.
Children will be loved, cared for and protected while under the teacher’s care.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Photo taking: Documentation of activities is part of the USP Educare program. In this way we can document our experiences, building of friendships, and some memorable times.
ALL children's belongings (shoes, bags, containers, juice bottles, clothes etc.) must be labeled.
TERM DATES FOR 2017
There are four terms that correspond with the University Semesters. The Term dates are as follows:
January 30th-April 7th
April 17th - June 23rd
July 3rd - September 8th
September 18th – December 1st
Morning Session (4.5 - 6 yrs)
$300.00 per term
Afternoon session (3 – 4.4yrs)
$300.00 per term
Summer session (1/2 day)
$50.00 a week
Sessions (Please tick session applied)
Morning: 8.00am – 11:45 am
Afternoon: 1pm – 4pm