|OUR PHILOSOPHY IS BASED ON HOW
CHILDREN LEARN BY DOING
For the four-year old, thinking is concrete. They need lots
of hands-on experiences to help them understand the
world around them. Activities are provided that invite
children to explore with all senses, rather than be
dominated by workbooks, ditto sheets, drills, and rote
CHILDREN ARE INTRINSICALLY MOTIVATED
They are born learners. Frequent adult-directed activities,
drills, and rote learning can interfere with the child's
excitement in learning. It is important to set up an
environment that encourages the child's curiosity and
keeps alive that drive to learn. Parents often
underestimate the value of play. However, children learn
best through play. In play, children develop concepts
through experiences with objects and ideas that are
important to them.
CHILDREN LEARN AND REMEMBER BEST
WHEN CONTENT IS RELEVANT
Children can develop concrete skills through
involvement in meaningful activities. Activities are
meaningful to children when they are relevant to their
own life experiences and based on their interests.
CHILDREN LEARN BY TALKING ABOUT
Young children should be provided varied opportunities
to communicate. They need responsive adults to listen
and ask questions, which help children articulate their
ideas, and make connections. When children ask
questions, particularly open-ended, these questions and
their responses provide valuable information about the
individual's level of thinking.
We, at Kids Are People Too accept Piaget's theory on
intelligence and believe in Montessori's hands-on
approach to teaching young children.
It is our intention at Kids Are People
Too to provide an early childhood
program, which is developmentally
appropriate for children as advocated
by the National Association for the
Education of Young Children.