Our Approach

Each lesson introduces children to a new concept or idea in a simplified and an age-adjusted way.


INSPIRATION

STEAM

Today, educators are linking these areas together in what is called STEM curriculum. When we break down the acronym into its parts, we see that early childhood programs practice STEM activities every day.




LEARN

CLASSES

Each lesson introduces children to a new concept or idea in a simplified and an age-adjusted way. The starting point of each class is a group discussion of the subject.


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SCIENCE

Science is a way of thinking. Science is observing and experimenting, making predictions, sharing discoveries, asking questions, and wondering how things work.




TECHNOLOGY

Technology is a way of doing. Technology is using tools, being inventive, identifying problems, and making things work.




ENGINEERING

Engineering is a way of doing. Engineering is solving problems, using a variety of materials, designing and creating, and building things that work.




MATHS

Math is a way of measuring. Math is sequencing (1, 2, 3, 4…), patterning (1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2…), and exploring shapes (triangle, square, circle), volume (holds more or less), and size (bigger, less than).





ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

“Where do clouds come from?”

One strategy for asking great questions is focusing on “what” instead of “why.” When you ask “why” questions, it implies there is a correct answer and the child is being tested. For example, if you ask, “Why is the magnet sticking to that kind of metal?” you may be just as unable to answer that question as the child is. But when you ask “what” questions, you’re starting a conversation and exploring right along with your children. “What” questions focus on what is happening, what you are noticing, and what you are doing—and those answers are right in front of you and your kids.


OUR LITTLE PROFESSORS

CURRICULUM

Our Little Professors curriculum is build around the STEM subjects, each week we follow a different theme including the below subjects.

The Earth and Space Sciences describe the properties of the earth, ocean, atmosphere, and universe, It includes geology and astronomy.

The Physical Sciences investigate natural forces and the basic elements in natural substances. The Life Sciences include the study of living things (what they are, how they survive, their life cycles, how they change). Young children need concrete experiences that enable them to observe, categorize, compare, and contrast living things. The three major components of the life sciences are biology, physiology, and ecology.

Technology/Engineering involves finding out how things are constructed and work, and thinking about what can make them work differently/better.

Science tries to understand the natural world; the goal of engineering is to solve practical problems through the development of technologies. Technologies developed through engineering include the systems that provide our houses with water and heat; roads, bridges, tunnels, and the cars that we drive; airplanes and spacecraft; cellular telephones; televisions and computers.

Preschool children can begin to develop concepts in engineering as they design, build, and test solutions through their play in our classes—as they construct sand castles and build cities out of blocks. They can also begin to understand that tools help people do things better or more easily, or do some things that could otherwise not be done at all.

CLASSES


Each project based lesson introduces children to a new scientific concept or idea in a simplified and an age-adjusted way. The starting point of each workshop is a presentation and a group discussion of the scientific subject.


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PARTIES


Little Professors offers Science parties for kids. Mad Science parties, Space parties, Slime Parties, Dinosaurs and much more!


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CAMPS


Little Professors offers fun and exciting holiday camps during the school holidays as well as school workshops. Themes for these have includes space, egypt, a day at the farm, the ocean, mad science.


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SHOP


Little Professors has created their very own Science Kits for you to do at home with your kids! Each STEAM kit includes 5experiments to do at home and are age appropriate.


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MORE ABOUT US

SKILLED & CONFIDENT

All our Little Professors teachers go through special training with us on STEM learning and how this approach to teaching is different to the usual in class room approach.


CO – FOUNDER

SHERON DU TOIT

Coming from a teaching background with over 10 years experience, Little Professors was a perfect fit for Sheron. “I sprang as the idea knowing that this concept is something that will benefit all children immensely, and what better way to learn real life happenings, but in a fun and exciting manner.“



FOUNDER

JADE DU TOIT

Jades vision was to inspire kids to go away with enthusiasm about learning and wanting to know more about nature, the wonderful world and how things work.



OUR INSPIRATION

GRAYSON & COURTNEY

Our children are our constant inspiration to always work hard to inspire and supply our Little Professors with fun and educational classes.