Kate’s Corner: Creating a Supportive & Fun Learning Environment
Posted September 16, 2009on:
“Adults are world designers for children”
– Dr. Burton White
At EduKids Early Childhood Education Centers, we keep Dr. White’s words in mind when creating the environment in which your children will play and learn. While we pride ourselves on the curriculum we’ve developed and the credentials of our staff, we never forget that our foremost goal is to make sure EduKids is a place where children will want to be.
While our rooms are clean, safe, age appropriate, and invigorating, we also make sure they are inviting. Each child is greeted daily – we make sure they know they are special!
We make it a point to get to know your children – their likes and dislikes, their needs – and establish caring routines. Individual differences count, and we try always to be aware of who needs what and when.
We figure out who are the lap sitters, the music movers, the language learners, the climbers and the colorers, the snugglers and the smarties, and make sure we introduce meaningful experiences and activities for each.
Most of all, we establish an atmosphere of joyful encouragement. Yes, we’re learning, but we never let the children forget: It’s fun to be a kid!
Make Learning Fun!
-Kate Dust, EduKids Education Director