Little land nursery was established in 2006; since then it earned name and fame within short span of its existence. We have 3 branches in Faiha. Our centre is well equipped with modern facilities and an ideal infrastructure setup, which is highly secure.
IB PYP Candidate
LittleLand Nursery and Montessori Center is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The Pillars Of The PYP
The PYP has basic pillars with which teachers base their holistic instruction.
1. Knowledge: This is all of the conceptual learning that we do through our Program of Inquiry, which includes our 6 transdisciplinary units, where we include all of the Florida science and social studies standards.
2. Concepts: The concepts are the big ideas that facilitate the learning. They support higher order thinking and a more broad look at topical subjects.
3. Approaches to learning: The PYP position is that, in order to conduct purposeful inquiry and in order to be well prepared for lifelong learning, students need to master a range of skills beyond those normally referred to as basic. These skills are relevant to all the subject areas as they support the complexities in the lives of the students. These skills are valuable, not only in the units of inquiry, but also for any teaching and learning that goes on within the classroom, and in life outside the school.
4. Agency: Agency is when our students have ownership of their own learning and action that comes from that learning. Our job as teachers and parents is to facilitate opportunities with their learning that enable more active participation.
5. Action: As a PYP candidate school, we believe that all students should be offered opportunity and the power to choose to act, decide to act, and reflect on their action in order to make a difference in the world. We believe that action is a powerful tool for learning, and is not centered just in what students choose to do, but even shifts in what learners think, feel, say, have, believe, and become.
6. Learner Profile: At the heart of the IB is the “learner profile”, a long- term, holistic vision of education that puts the student at the center of everything we do. The learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The ten qualities of the learner profile inspire and motivate the work of teachers, students and schools, providing a statement of the aims and values of the IB and a definition of what we mean by “international-mindedness”. The learner profile unites us all with a common focus: on the whole person, as a lifelong learner. It applies to us all – student, teacher, parent or administrator – for we are all continually learning.
Our Programme For Inquiry
At the heart of the PYP Philosophy is a commitment to Inquiry as the leading vehicle for learning. Inquiry is the process initiated by the students or the teacher that moves the students from their current level of understanding to a new and deeper level of understanding.
At Little Land Nursery, our curriculum is organised under 6 Transdisciplinary Themes. These Transdisiplinary Themes have been selected by the IBO and represent the significant knowledge and understandings students will develop throughout their years in the Primary Years Programme. They are:
How the world works
Where we are in place and time
Who we are
How we organise ourselves
Sharing the planet
How we express ourselves
Each year, students engage in Units of Inquiry designed to further develop their understanding of these themes. These units form our Programme of Inquiry.
The Programme of Inquiry is the driving force behind teaching and learning at Little Land Nursery. Teachers plan to develop literacy and numeracy skills as well as approaches to learning as part of these units. Our Programme of Inquiry draws on New Generation and Sunshine Standards as well as the essential elements of the Primary Years Programme.