My Educational Approach
While "academics" are an important part of education in every child's life my goal is to get away from traditional methods of teaching early childhood by allowing children to learn from everyday experiences through a balance of open ended and directive oriented activities where the process, not the result, is the main focus while I provide hands-on support, resources, and guidance.
Infants & Toddlers
- Social-Emotional Development
- Language Development
- Cognitive Development
- Perceptual & Motor Development
- Language & Literacy
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Physical Development
- History-Social Science
- English Language Development
My goal is to provide a quality, safe, nurturing and developmentally challenging environment for children and to stimulate each child's emotional, physical and cognitive development through a balance of child initiated and adult led activities.
I believe in allowing young children to be free to explore their own interests and to be allowed to make choices for themselves. All children should be treated respectfully and in the way one would want a child to behave. If one wants a child to be patient then one must be patient with the child and lead by example. I also believe in encouraging and trusting in children's abilities so that they may have the confidence to try new things and master skills. I prefer a curriculum where the majority of the activities are open-ended and based on play. Children will have the majority of their young and adolescent lives to spend seated in a classroom working from academic worksheets, in my program young children are allowed to move freely. play, explore and be young children.
- Children should learn as total persons (emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually)
- Children go through similar stages of development, but at their own individual pace
- Children learn through their senses (hearing, seeing, touching, tasting, and smelling)
- Children learn through active involvement (exploring, manipulating, and problem solving)
- Children learn through emotional attitudes, methods, environment, and interactions.
- Children learn through experiences
- Play is the
work of the children.