Early Childhood Center

Research clearly demonstrates that high-quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood programs produce short- and long-term positive effects on children's cognitive and social development. At Early Childhood Center we believe that starting early provides the best educational foundation for a lifetime of learning. We make it our passion to nurture a sense of discovery, joy, and wonder in every child.

The central tenet of our curriculum which s an adaption of High Scope is the belief that children learn best through active experiences with people, materials, events and ideas, rather than through direct teaching or sequenced exercises. We believe that young children construct knowledge through structured and unstructured play.

Our approach to education of the young brings together five developmental domains- creative representation, language and literacy, initiative and social relation, movement and music, and logical and reasoning. The five key experiences we try to promote are:

  1. Creative Representation (to draw, paint, role play, pretend, make models)

  2. Language and Literacy (to talk about personally meaningful experiences, describe, write, have fun with language)

  3. Initiative and Social Relations (to make plans, decisions, solve problems encountered in play, express feeling, be sensitive to others)

  4. Movement and Music (to feel and express steady beat, move in various ways with objects, explore the singing, develop melody)

  5. Logical Reasoning (to classify – explore and describe similarities, differences, and attributes of things; to seriate – comparing, arranging and fitting and ordering things by attributes; to develop number – comparing, one-to-one correspondence, counting, to be aware of space – changing shapes and interpreting spatial relations, to be aware of time – starting and stopping, time intervals, anticipating and describing sequences of events.)

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