Laugh&Learn Playschool’s teaching program prepares children socially and academically, as well as supports and encourages the development of independence, responsibility, and confidence, all of which are essential for your child’s ongoing success.
Our teaching program focuses on each child’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development by offering concrete, hands-on activities for the child to explore. We follow the early childhood guidelines set up by Helsinki City and the Finnish government.
The L&L teaching program is designed to actively engage each child in developmentally age-appropriate activities. Our qualified and experienced teachers prepare activities that are exciting and challenging, as well as supportive of each child’s own learning style.
The playschool classroom arrangement creates the optimum learning environment. It allows children easy access to educational toys, materials and books, enabling them to initiate and expand their activities.
We love to celebrate both Finnish and international festivities—everything from Halloween to May Day to Chinese New Year. We like to include the new holidays that children of different nationalities, or whose families have lived in different countries, bring to us!
Some of the subjects we explore include:
L&L has been approved by the City of Helsinki to teach preschool. Every child has a personal Preschool Education plan that is made in co-operation with the parents. Preschool classes are taught in English, however we do offer a weekly Finnish preschool lesson for native Finnish speakers.
Laugh&Learn Playschool is divided into four age groups:
Each group follows an age-appropriate curriculum and daily activities.
The daily program includes:
— Morning Circle
— Morning and afternoon teaching centers
— Group story and independent quiet reading time
— Nap time for 3–4 year olds
— Healthy and nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack
— Finnish language lessons for 6-year-old pre-schoolers
— Twice-daily outside playtime, in all seasons and almost all weather
— Weekly and monthly changing themes