Educational Philosophy

 

International Learning Center believes in empowering children to learn. It is our mission to provide children with quality care in a safe, loving, home-style environment, where their exceptional learning styles, personalities, and abilities are focused on each day. 


It is our philosophy that early childhood should be fun! During this special time of a young child’s life, they should be afforded the opportunity to explore and discover life, in a warm, secure, and nurturing environment.  


We believe that children are creative, diverse, and unique. Therefore, our well trained teachers strive to cultivate, encourage, and empower each child by providing quality care in a gentle manner.

 

Our Beliefs

 

  • Children are curious about their world.

 

  • Children want to feel competent.

 

  • Children go through stages of development, moving from concrete to abstract thinking, from impulsive to controlled behavior.

 

  • Children learn through experience and play.

 

  • Each child develops at his own rate, and in his or her own style.

 

  • Children need meaningful structure. 

 

  • Children want to make sense out of problems and questions. 

 

  • Children learn from each other – from friendship and conflict. 

 

  • Children learn through involvement with people who care about them.

 

  • Children build a strong self-concept through many experiences of success.

 

How We Apply Our Beliefs in the Classroom

 

  • A wealth of materials to explore and time to explore them.

 

  • A chance for children to overcome difficulties and meet challenges.

 

  • Support for a child “where he or she is” and experiences on which to build a foundation for future growth.

 

  • An interesting environment with many activity centers.

 

  • An individual curriculum in which the child is the center of the learning process.

 

  • A warm but challenging environment where learning is personalized.

 

  • A chance for all to succeed and to know the joys of accomplishment.

 

  • An opportunity for children to interact freely, with teacher support in times of conflict.

 

  • A predictable environment of objects and people.

 

  • Encouragement of problem-solving critical thinking and creativity.

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