- Toddler Class
First Rabbit Preschool was inaugurated in February 2018, adopting the BCCT (Beyond Centers and Circle Time) approach as their teaching method for children in early age. The 3 main components of BCCT are sensory motor play, dramatic play, and construction play. Under these, First Rabbit has built these 6 play centers to facilitate the children's BCCT experience, which are as follows:
- Block Centre
- Drama Centre
- Science Centre
- Readiness Centre
- Art and Craft Centre
First Rabbit adopts the characteristics features of BCCT:
- Child-centered learning process
- Taking into account the importance of child play environment as a starting point
- Deploying all means to give full support for every child to be active, creative, and courageous in making their own decisions
- Teacher's role as a facilitator, motivator, and evaluator
- Children's activities in the 6 play centers which function as their center of interest
- Operates based on a full-fledged standard operating procedure
- Foothold provision prior to and after play activities in a circular sitting position
- BCCT (Beyond Centers and Circle Time) is a learning method that has been developed based on the research results conducted by Creative Center for Childhood Research Training (CCCRT) in Florida, USA.
- BCCT has been implemented by Creative Preschool in Florida, USA for more than 33 years, both for special and non-special needs students.
- BCCT is an expansion of other methods which are Montessori, High Scope, and Reggio Emilia.
- BCCT method is addressed to stimulate all aspects of the child's intelligence.
- BCCT method views playing as the most precise and the sole mode for child learning purposes (playing in an educational setting is a suitable means for active and creative thinking).
- Direktorat PAUD (Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini) or the Early Childhood Education Program Directorate of Indonesia has acquired the copyright from Creative Preschool Florida to develop BCCT method for a 5-year period (2004 - 2009).
BCCT Teaching Principles
- Child-centered, meaning child is the objective in a learning activity carried out by the educator.
- Encouraging physical development, critical thinking ability, creativity, emotional development, language, and communication as the basis of an intact individual human personality formation.
- Taking individual differences of one child and another into consideration; either physical, spiritual, intellectual, or stage of development (Developmentally Appropriate Practices).
- In reference to the stages of child development.
- Child-oriented, as well as his or her needs
- Learning through playing
- Creative and innovative
- A conducive environment
- Applying integrated learning
- Developing life skills
- Utilizing various media, learning resources, and educational tools
- Attributed to 9 types of child intelligence that boost all of the child's potentials:
- Linguistic intelligence
- Logical-mathematical intelligence
- Visual-spatial intelligence
- Musical intelligence
- Kinesthetic intelligence
- Naturalist intelligence
- Interpersonal intelligence
- Intrapersonal intelligence
- Spiritual intelligence