At Happy Toddlers we aim for our children to develop their learning areas while interacting in a fun and stimulating atmosphere using English.
The play areas are organized into small interaction spaces in which the children can happily explore and learn in small groups or independently.
The three younger groups have age-appropriate curricular activities, with the goal of preparing the children for future entrance into the Preschool group. We also offer preschool/esikoulu education for children entering the different primary schools: Finnish, Bilingual, and English. This teaching is roughly divided as 80/20 English to Finnish.
The staff uses 'monthly themes' to supplement the national core curriculum. The development of the monthly theme is based on the children's viewpoint of life, topics of interest, and their daily experiences. All these, provide endless possibilities to encourage diverse learning and promote curiosity.
We enjoy seasonal excursions such as ice skating, shows at local theatres, and regular exercising at Moovkids Gym.
Traditionally, all our groups visit the Korkeasaari Zoo once a year, and the preschool group visits the Linnamäki amusement park.
7:45 Doors open. Free play while everyone arrives
9:15 Outdoor play
10:15 Morning circle
10:45 Age group lessons
12:30 Quiet time
13:00 Age group lessons
13:45 Free play
14:15 Snack time
14:45 Story time
15:30 Outdoor play
17:00 Happy Toddlers closes for the day