Early Childhood Development Initiative

by Ba Futuru / For the Future
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Early Childhood Development Initiative
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Early Childhood Development Initiative

Project Report | Dec 4, 2023
Ba Futuru's Preschool Report

By Judith Maria de Sousa | Executive Director

Ba Futuru Preschool Report: July to December 2023                           

Term 3 & 4- The Students Learn about Space

This term 3 & 4, we focus on teaching and learning about space.  Teaching children about space nurtures children natural sense of curiosity and wonder.

Many of our children are fascinated by the vastness of the universe, and introducing conversations about things like the planets and solar system will engage and nurture our children inquisitive minds.We integrated these activities with hands on activities, such as; arts, painting; Our children are making their own planet using newspaper and glue it on the balloon. The children also explore to learn about who is discover the moon, other planet, spaceships, and how to look after our planet.

Mathematical and Science:

During the third and fourth terms, children were experiment about the mixing paper and glue, through this experiment the sprout class were able to experiment this project independently. We continue to focus on numeracy, patterns, measuring, sorting, counting, grouping, fraction, problem solving, shapes, and number recognising. We encourage our children to think mathematically, through estimating, connecting, and solve simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division by using Montessori Material. Now the children can do simple addition and subtraction by themselves.

Physical movement Programme (PMP)

Skate board

PMP, during third and fourth term, children were more focus on the skate board, most of sprout children were able to play the skate board independently how to balance on the skate and other basic skills. Most of Explorer children have become more confident to get on, balance and skate along and learn how to turn around, and skate independently.

Place Based Education (P.B.E) Exploring our community.


During third and fourth term, we had visited Xanana Gusmão Reading room. The children visited the museum of Xanana Gusmão, where they learnt a lot about the historical pictures of Maun Xanana, our children were also delighted to learn the educational games which led by Xanana Gusmão reading room team. During the visit, the children were curiously through reading the different books with the teacher and Xanana Gusmão reading room team.  


Transition to School Programme (5-year-olds)

Our teaching and learning programme follow the Jolly Phonics Programme. In this term, our children continue to learn practicing the alphabets sounds. We have been practicing a lot of games and reading a rainbow sight word.

Most of our five years old can read simple word and our jolly phonic books, dandelion books from level 1 to level 7.

Parents Teacher-Conferences

Our conference with the parents were successful. There are 30 parents who participate in these conferences. The conference takes place on November, starting from 20th -24th, 2023. In this conference we discussed about the changing of preschool payment for next year, talking about our program that support children development and each child’s progress. We received very positive feedback from the parents about our services, and were happy with their children’s progress of learning and character changing from their child. They also appreciate the teachers who look after their children during this semester.  


Ba Futuru would like to appreciate all of the supporters and donors from the GlobalGiving who have given funds to support our Preschool. It has been an amazing year seeing our children grow and develop their learning and skills. With your support we could help our children to learn and grow, and we are looking forward to receiving more support in 2024.

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Ba Futuru / For the Future

Location: Dili - East Timor
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Project Leader:
Brandy Roberts
Dili , Dili East Timor

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