Our aim is to provide educational assistance to parents in the education of their young children
“The years of childhood are a time to sow, not to reap.”
The Importance Of A Good Pre-Primary Education
Early childhood forms the basis of all subsequent development. Psychologists such as Freud, Erikson and Bloom have researched the influence of early childhood and have stressed its significance in the overall development of the Adult.
The Aim Of Little Red Hen
Our aim is to provide educational assistance to parents in the education of their young children, and to provide a framework for the overall development of the child as a whole person. This development takes place in five broad (and often overlapping) areas.
1. Affective Development Of The Child
To help the child to form a positive self-image and a realistic sense of his own worth.
To create an environment that promotes a sense of security and trust.
To help develop affective stability required for all subsequent learning events.
2. Physical Development Of The Child
To ensure the physical safety of the child.
To help the child to become physically independent and to discover and understand his physical possibilities.
To help the child form a body image as a point of departure for Cognitive Development.
To develop motor skills, identify physical problems and defects, and help correct them.
3. Social And Normative Development
To ensure the development of acceptable social skills and attitudes.
To aid the forming of relationships with peers and adults.
To provide support as the child learns to meet group demands.
To create opportunities for healthy biological gender identification without gender stereotyping.
To promote insight into society’s norms and values.
To help the child to accept authority, to take responsibility and to exercise self control.
To teach a responsible attitude to life with the help of adult models.
4. Cognitive Development
To create directed concrete opportunities for the concept formation.
To cultivate an inquiring attitude with a view to independent problem solving.
To develop learning skills such as observation, sorti
About Little Red Hen Pre-Primary School
Little Red Hen is a pre-primary school catering for children from the age of 18 months old, through to Grade R/0. The school is situated in the heart of Winston Park (a lush suburb on the outskirts of Durban, KZN, South Africa), and is ideally suited for families living in the surrounding suburbs of Winston Park, Gillitts, Hillcrest, Assagay and Kloof.
The History – Sowing Little Seeds
The story of the Little Red Hen who started out with a grain of wheat aptly describes how our school, with a handful of pupils, and a vision for the future, was started in 1987. There was only one Pre-Primary school in the Hillcrest / Winston Park area and being educators with a firm belief in the value of a good foundation in the formative years, our school grew with care and nurturing until we were able to purchase a piece of land ten years later and build a school. The school continues to flourish with the caring attitude of family members spanning three generations.
The school is divided into two sections. The “baby patch” is completely fenced from the older children. This section has three classes, each with a dedicated teacher who is supported by their own assistant, which provides an excellent adult child ratio. The adults have motherly qualities, and the children are loved and subjected to music and movement activities. Learning through the senses is emphasised, and good language role models are provided. These children have their own swings, jungle gym, cycle track, etc. This ensures the safety of the smaller children at the school, and helps prevent playground accidents.
From there, the children graduate to the top school, which has five classes, which progressively prepare them for the next step to primary school. Each child is cared for and taught lovingly and individually by well qualified teachers who are trained to recognise normal development, and to aid and refer children for remediation where necessary.