Little Rascals Key Practises

Little Rascals Pre-School is committed to promoting quality education for all children based on these key concepts:

  • To foster competent, confident, independent and responsible adaptive citizens who are lifelong learners and problem solvers.
  • Learning occurs in an inquiring, co-operative, and nurturing atmosphere.
  • Learning takes place through the senses. Children learn by using the different learning materials and equipment as well as interacting with others.
  • The child is considered as a whole. The physical, emotional, social, moral, and cognitive needs and interests are inseparable and equally important.
  • The most important years of growth are the first six years of life when unconscious learning is gradually brought to a conscious level.
  • Children are to be respected and treated as individuals. Building a child’s self-esteem is paramount. Only with high self-esteem will a child develop the inner motivation for thinking and acting independently and responsibly.

We have daily ‘grace and courtesy groups’. These groups demonstrate positive social behaviour which helps the children adapt to life in a group and arm them with knowledge of socially acceptable behaviour. For example                                                                                                    

  • ‘How to say please and thank you ’Respect for others
  • You may not hurt others or disturb another child’s work.
  • Respect for self - you may not do things which might endanger your safety.
  • Respect for equipment - you must use the equipment with care and return it to its place ready for someone else to use.

"Children are the world's most valuable resource and it's best hope for the future"

'John F Kennedy'