Our Teaching Philosophy

OUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Our program is designed to help children become familiar with and begin to master the skills needed for a successful start to their elementary school career. Basic educational skills like speaking, alphabet, numbers, reading, writing, behavioral skills and social skills, are taught in a fun and exciting way. We do this by presenting them with daily challenges appropriate to their level and assisting them in mastering those specific objectives.

In addition, we utilize a variety of learning experiences that focus on mastering real world skills and objectives. We provide our children with activities that teach them to analyze and solve problems, make them aware and appropriately responsive to their environment and coping effectively with emotions and relationships.

Overlaying our educational program is our commitment to teaching children how to master their environment and be successful contributors to society. The following core values are emphasized throughout each program:

 Basic Ethical Principals – Caring about others, giving, taking (appreciating), considering other people’s feelings, respecting others, taking care of nature and animals, accepting difference as a part of life, the value of continuing to grow and learn, being honest, dealing with emotions effectively, proactively helping others; these principals are the foundation for a successful life.

“A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.” – Albert Camus

 Awareness – Children are innately self oriented. They are focused almost entirely on their own survival and thus spend their time concerned with fulfilling their own needs. Part of the process of growing is for them to begin to be aware of what is happening around them, how that may impact the fulfillment of their needs and how they could participate in the fulfillment of the needs of others. Actively facilitating these observations and encouraging them with positive reinforcement fosters a caring and giving heart that ultimately leads to a deeper happiness in life.

“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

 Hard Work – The desire to achieve and the willingness to work hard in order to achieve is a true marker of success. Learning is certainly fun and much can be taught through play, however, basic principles of discipline, hard work and the rewards that they provide are basic principles that are integral to achieving success.

“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.” -Thomas A. Edison

 

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