Small Group Learning?
An alternative transition before preschool or kindergarten.
Are you worried that your child may struggle if you send them into a large preschool setting? Do you feel like your child has not acquired the skills he/she needs to jump right into that? It is not uncommon for a child between the ages of 2 and 5 to be uncomfortable or experience stress in a large group learning setting. Class sizes of 12 and above often employ strategies that resemble what can be seen as “educational herding” where students are rounded up and herded towards one group activity after the other. Montessori, Reggio Emelia, play-based programs and many other similar formats are designed to be self-paced, calm and child-centered in an effort to counter educational herding.
Small groups mean a smoother transition
Buggabee Garden is a Hybrid-Montessori Program in Livermore that houses a Small Group Learning Program as well as Drop Off learning days. The way it works is that learning groups (including drop off learners) never have more than 6 children per session. The flow of the day is calm and paced in a way where preschoolers do not experience the stresses of a larger preschool setting.
An easy schedule to follow
Our schedule starts with outdoor play, followed by group snack (children are involved in prep and clean up), our circle time and then an hour and a half of access to our Hybrid-Montessori learning room. We then have a group lunch and playtime before children are picked up.
The room is set up (see images of our Livermore location below), to draw children’s focus towards the beautifully laid out activities on the shelves in the learning room. Children are encouraged to access activities on the shelves and work on them individually or in pairs.
Come find out more!
Buggabee Garden is inviting you to attend a free preview day and claim your child’s spot in a Small Group Learning AM or PM session. Your child can join Ms. Elena daily, three days or twice a week for their sessions, or book a drop-off spot (am/pm) when you need to get things done.
Ask About a FREE Preview Day
Either way, the best way to learn more about us is to come in and try it.
Call or book online today! Spots are limited.
Mrs. Elena & Ms. May will add resources and school-time funnies periodically as they occur.