Curriculum – The Learning Tree
The Learning Tree Curriculum is a play based curriculum devised here at Higgy’s. Play is central to a child’s learning as play is their mechanism for learning about the world. At Higgys we see learning as complex and holistic rather than a step by step approach.
The Learning Tree Curriculum is structured so that it is flexible and can respond to children’s emerging interests and capabilities creating an emergent curriculum. Our curriculum is structured so that all the children are active participants. This allows us to support the children to develop a sense of well-being, identity and belonging and the skills for communicating, exploring and thinking in accordance with Aistear, the National Curriculum Framework. www.ncca.ie.
The Learning Tree Curriculum is unique to Higgy’s House and has been developed by our highly trained staff. It works in unison with Aistear, Siolta and Montessori.
Our curriculum begins in the Willow Room. Once the seeds of learning have been planted the Learning Tree stretches out its branches and grows from room to room, gaining strength and knowledge. Each branch of our curriculum adapts to the needs of each room and each individual child. Watch as your child blossoms and grows to reach their full potential in each of our care rooms, Oak room, Pine room, Cherry room and the Tree House Club.