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While planning our programs and curriculum at Charlotte’s Web ECC, we did so with the belief that all children develop differently so therefore adults and our teachers engaged with the care of our children should help identify each child’s individual optimal method of development. We will collaborate and communicate with parents on the best way to do this and provide observations of what seems to be their child’s preferred ways of learning.
We also believe that the proper environment can affect learning. Charlotte’s Web provides enough space in each classroom and plenty of materials in which children are free to play and learn. Children learn about the world through hands on experiences and interactions with adults and their fellow students so we encourage child directed learning, allowing them free choice, freedom to express their opinion, and to develop their individual expressions in an appropriate way. In this way, children can learn to work together in the class more than competition for toys and materials. We believe that adults should help children in building a positive view of the world to live happy in their life.
Charlotte’s Web ECC very much desires to view our center to be a community based center providing the programs that are child centered and focuses on the collaboration of children, teachers, and families. The desired outcome when children graduate our center is that Charlotte’s Web ECC helped them prepare for their next school adventure and future success in their life.
Charlotte’s Web ECC infant teachers will incorporate language in an infant’s daily routine by talking with them about their feelings, needs, and wants. We feel this conversation with our infants in our classes will bond the caregiver and the child much as it does with their parents at all other times. Charlotte’s Web ECC uses its primary caregiver system to build healthy relationships with their teacher while in our care and their parents once they are back with their parents. The teachers in our infant rooms work together with our parents to meet the individual needs of their child. Each infant’s schedule is individual to him or her and we will develop an individualized plan for each child in our class. Developing self-help skills is also another big goal of our infant rooms and our infant room teachers will work on those skills daily. As children begin to approach their transition to the toddler room, teachers will assist your child in a consistent routine and comfort zone. Baby massage, finger play, and language experience through black and white mobile, books and various age appropriate materials are other ways we bring unique experiences to our classes.
We strive for our toddler program will provide safe and nurturing care in a warm learning environment as well. This is a time when children are actively exploring everything while becoming more stable on their feet. Teachers will provide the opportunity for the children to explore the classroom and the learning materials we use to learn more about their surroundings. Sensory, early math and science, various language development and physical development are essential at this stage. Teachers will also help the children learn self-help skills and positive interactions with other classmates and their teachers. We will provide materials to encourage early math and language experience. We plan on having a separate STEM lab where teachers can take their classes to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We will also develop their creativity by taking them to the Art Lab we will have set up where they can work on a variety of fun and rewarding artistic projects.
Once children reach the two year mark, they will transition to one of our Two’s classes at the center. Children start searching for more independence at this age and we will support that desire while maintaining their continuing need to be held and nurtured. Teachers will continue to develop their self-help skills in this class while learning to cooperate and playing well with other children. Pretend play becomes even more important to them as they try to make sense of the world around them. It is very important for children to build positive relationships with other children and the world around them. Teachers will support our children to develop social interactions and relationships early on that can assist them in future schooling and their everyday life. Children develop their social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills throughout their day. As part of our regular schedule and routine, our children learn by playing with various materials at the learning center and inside the two’s classrooms.
While Charlotte’s Web ECC will not have a Pre-School class the first year, we plan on adding at least one class in Year 2. Our goal for the preschool classes is providing children education with a balance of cognitive, language, social-emotional and physical development. Charlotte’s Web teachers will support this age group to continue to develop their strengths and encourage them to work on their lower interest areas to balance their abilities and be ready for the next level. We also plan on using curriculum that is relevant and in conjunction with the Lindbergh elementary school programs, so that children attending their kindergarten classes after attending Charlotte’s Web ECC will find the transition to be smooth and ongoing learning easier.
Charlotte’s Web ECC believes that while children need a structured day each day, they have an eagerness to learn and try new things all the time. In addition to our STEM lab and Art Lab to expand their daily activities, we have plans to rotate different learning experiences throughout the year. Some examples of this might include: bilingual experience with Spanish or Korean, Lego building, geography, geology, cultural studies, manipulatives, etc… Many learning experiences will be able to be taken outside when weather permits as we plan on having a garden the children can plant and watch grow.
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