Spearheaded by a successful educational leader in Rwanda, Happy Hearts is an international Montessori school, accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS). Our Daycare offers an unprecedented combination of high-quality education at an accessible cost. What sets us apart from other daycares is that every single aspect of Happy Hearts has been especially designed to maximize the unlocking of each toddler’s potential.
At the Daycare, children learn in smaller groups allowing for more one-to-one interaction. Our experienced Montessori teachers have exceptional communication skills, emotional intelligence and passion for their job which ensures that your child is effectively nurtured. Our engaging day-to-day programs and special events focus on keeping the children happy, friendly and relating to the environment.
Moreover, Happy Hearts is proud to be a complete bilingual Daycare, based on English and French. For example, a French speaking teacher will always be assisted by an English speaker - and vice versa: it means that your toddler will be exposed to both languages at every single moment of the day. The absorbent mind of a child, between 1 and 3 years old, can easily process more than his or her mothertongue. We believe that it's a opportunity given to the toddlers to prepare for a lifetime of language learning.
The Happy Hearts curriculum is based on the Montessori philosophy. We have chosen to follow this educational approach because it allows children to learn at their own pace and experience by themselves. It enhances creativity and curiosity as the child will find its own way and then ask teachers for help when needed.
One of the greatest benefits of the Montessori Method, particularly during the early learning experience, is the focus on hands-on learning. The emphasis is on concrete, rather than abstract learning, as students work on activities that teach language, math, culture and practical life lessons. Teachers encourage students to concentrate on tasks, and they discourage students from interrupting one another, allowing students to focus on activities until they are properly mastered.
Classes take place in small, highly engaged bursts, keeping children’s minds and creativity engaged. Children are encouraged to discover, not through technology or through passive instruction, but through engaging with each other and the physical world around them.
We believe that early childhood development prepares a young person for a lifetime of learning and teaching focus on four sets of skills: linguistics, socio-emotional, cognitive and physical.
Admission and Enrollment
At Happy Hearts daycare the academic year starts in September and lasts 12 months, divided into 4 terms of 3 months each. If you wish to see our facilities, please do not hesitate to schedule a suitable time for a visit.
Pre-booking a place for your toddler is very simple! You have to fill out the registration form and to provide:
- your IDs/passports; your child’s immunization booklet and birth certificate; the proof of payment of the registration fee
and your child is on board! Enrollments are open all year round.
Registration fee: 150.000 RWF - NOT REFUNDABLE
All fees for childcare are due in advance and can be paid with credit card, MoMo, cheque or bank transfer. In case of bank transfer, the proof of payment must be submitted to the Principal. Cash is not accepted.
Payment options: per month or per term.
Payments due date: 5th of each month or term.
If your child is absent for a long period or if the school is closed according to the calendar, charges will still apply to keep his/her spot.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.