We understand that success in learning requires the learner to be at the center of the experience. Children need to be presented opportunities to learn the same material in different setting, through different areas. The traditional approach of teaching topics in isolation does not support the way children learn best. STEM, on the other hand, calls on educators to give children the chance to investigate an idea in a variety of settings, for what educators call cross-contextual learning. For example, in addition to practicing counting, we can take students outside to practice counting real objects they find, such as rocks, acorns, or leaves. Their learning is strengthened when they learn the same skills, ideas, and concepts in different contexts. Learning becomes more relevant when students go outside to explore nature. By asking the right questions, we can help stimulate investigations where students are, making comparisons, identifying objects, testing ideas, making predictions, sharing discoveries, while observing their natural environment. Students can also explore sizes, shapes, patterns, and disciplines in different contexts in ways that are naturally engaging to them.
We believe children learn best when they are given quality materials to explore and play with.
By observing , touching, comparing, hypothesizing, and conducting conclusions they are learning to develop critical thinking skills at a early age. The most important time to capture a child's imagination is under the age of 5. It is vital to begin the building blocks for the love of learning over their lifetime. At this age we believe when you teach a child the amazing world of science, they learn to identify with their environment and become more aware of nature.
Expose them to the history of technology and how it is changing and evolving. Teach them how to engineer, create and build their own future. Teaching them the building blocks of math, you will capture their love and wonder of the world and send them towards the life time goal of love for learning.
What we teach our children to love and cherish now, is what we can count on for our future. Our children are our FUTURE. Give them the best start possible.
We are often asked about parents visiting or volunteering in their child's classroom. We do have a open door policy but Miss Julie is very protective of who is spending time with the children and will schedule your visit to be sure that the children are able to continue to enjoy their daily activities with minimal interruptions. There are specific times per year that all parents are encouraged to visit.
Every month each child has a show-n-tell day and they provide the snack. This is a excellent time to visit your child and learn about their daily routine. We also host special occasion activities throughout the school year. All parents are welcome to enjoy the class parties. Your child's birthday is another excellent occasion for you to visit their classroom. If you would like to set up a different time to visit
please contact anytime between 7 am-7 pm daily including weekends if you have questions.