A Day At Little Dalton

Our Little Dalton routine is dedicated to holistic learning and is aimed at developing students according to the different learning areas outlined by our Early Years Foundation Stages curriculum.  Student interests and essential life skills are nurtured throughout our daily routines and a great deal of agency is given to students to allow them to lead in the classroom.  Our Dual Language program ensures learning through an immersion process throughout our daily routine.   Focused language instruction alternates each day and one dual language instruction day per week supports student learning through metalinguistic connections.

During our class routine students are involved in:

Freeplay and Choice Time

Freeplay and Choice Time which allows students to move between classroom learning stations to explore their interests through play and activity based learning.  These sessions allow for students to develop in multiple learning areas and work towards various life skills development

A Daily Circle Time Meeting

A daily Circle Time Meeting engages students in a group setting. During these sessions students may be focused on storytelling, song or movement activities, inquiry into unit themes, class discussions or student sharing. Our students are often positioned to lead our circle time meetings

Literacy LAB

Small group or one-on-one Literacy LAB activities engage students in literacy learning inquiry related to the development of emerging reading and writing skills. Literacy LAB sessions incorporate modifications to ensure students are working and progressing from their individual abilities

STEAM LAB

Small group or one-on-one STEAM LAB activities engage students in science, technology, engineering, art and math related concepts with a focus on process, exploration and skills development

Movement

Movement activities allow for daily exercise in our playground and movement spaces allowing students to develop both fine and gross motor skills and positions students in a variety of social skills development opportunities

Specialist Classes

All classes benefit from two sessions per week with each of our Dual Language Specialist Teachers. Specialist Classes include Physical Education, Music and STEAM (Science; Technology; Engineering; Art and Math)

Daily Routines

Students participate daily in snack, toilet, arrival and dismissal routines which promote independence and self-care in students

Our K1 and K2 full-day students benefit from:

  • Extended full day supervision by our Early Years professionals
  • A supported lunch time focused on extending student social and self-care skills development
  • Extended sessions with specialist teachers
  • Extended time dedicated to Literacy LAB and STEAM LAB with classroom teachers
  • Additional free play and choice time sessions for students to further explore their interests and life skills in dedicated learning stations
  • Additional quiet time activities or nap time depending on individual student needs

The Dalton Plan

The Dalton Plan is based on an educational pioneer, Helen Parkhurst’s strong belief that whenever children are given responsibility for their learning, they instinctively seek the best way of achieving it and execute their decisions with focus and diligence, leading to success.

Journey

Little Dalton is a private independent kindergarten with a diverse student body which provides child-centered education for families in Hong Kong.

About

Little Dalton is a progressive, Dual Language Kindergarten guided by The Dalton Plan. Our curriculum is specially designed and delivered by experts to combine diligence and creativity.

Admissions

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(West Kowloon Campus)

Contact

WEST KOWLOON CAMPUS
Unit B, G/F, Imperial Cullinan 10 Hoi Fai Road, Kowloon
T: +852 3612 5760
E: [email protected]