Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum will address the Socio-Emotional, Cognitive and Physical Development of the whole child. It will address the Socio-Emotional Development by allowing the children to experience a sense of self-esteem, exhibit a positive attitude towards life, and demonstrate cooperative, pro-social behavior.  The Cognitive Development will be addressed by allowing the children to acquire learning and problem solving skills, expand logical thinking skills, acquire concepts and information, leading to a fuller understanding of the immediate world, demonstrate skills in make-believe play, expand verbal communication, develop beginning reading skills and acquire beginning writing skills.

​The Virtues Project

The Virtues Project was founded in 1991 by three concerned individuals who made a commitment to do something to counteract the rising violence among families and youth. Our school will infuse the virtues such as kindness, honesty, compassion and love for humanity into the daily lives of our children. Virtues based projects and community service activities will allow our children to put their skills into action, which will ultimately benefit our island home.

 

Twice a month at First Friends, we focus on developing and strengthening one specific virtuous quality. Teachers will consult about the quality, in order to prepare various activities associated with it. Twice a month parents will receive a note about the particular virtue with suggestions of how to focus on it within the family home. Teachers and children will look out for situations when somebody expresses a certain quality. The teachers will use situations when a certain quality has been manifest as an opportunity to talk to the children about it. Teachers will prepare activities during the regular daily routine that enable children to express these good qualities.

Kindermusik

Kindermusik is a German music program which originated in the 1960’s.

The goal of the program is to teach children about music before they are old enough to begin formal music instruction. Our Kindermusik curriculum, “ABC Music and Me” will be taught by our very own Ms. Mathis, who has been a trained Kindermusik teacher since 2001.

Kinetix - Natural Movement

Kinetix offers every individual a unique experience through small classes sculpted around every individual’s fitness or developmental movement needs. They range from Basic Tumbling (Gymnastics), Body Conditioning (Tailored based on individual needs) Developmental Movement in association with BSMART (Therapy).  The benefit of these classes are that they are kept at an 8 student per class minimum so that each gets the attention needed in order to see progress. Our Kinetix instructor, Ms. Kallie is a young business professional studying healthcare management that has always had a passion for fitness, stemming from an extensive athletic background in running, dance and gymnastics.

Spanish

Your child will learn to understand and express themselves using basic Spanish greetings, numbers, colours, family, elements of Hispanic culture and much more. All of this will be achieved through a series of games, songs and small group lessons.

Read to Succeed

Program information coming soon.

Fine Motor Activities

'Fine motor' refers to the development of small muscle movements of the hands. Fine motor skills develop as your child's whole body gains mobility, stability cognitive, and emotional/social development. These activities will develop the child’s muscular coordination and development which is a prerequisite for writing.

Sensory Activities

Sensory activities stimulate your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore.

Field Trips

Field trips to various locations around the island will allow the children to make connections with their learning experiences in other environments.

Life Skills

Life skills are exercises that allow each child to develop and utilize the tools needed for day to day activites.

Curriculum to include:
Blocks
Table Manipulatives
Art
Sand and Water
Library
Music and Movement
Cooking
Computers
Outdoor Play
The Following optional programs will be offered
  • Hot Lunch Fridays


*Nominal fee will be charged for optional programs