Strategies for Successful Learning Part One: Create a Safe and Nurturing Environment
This is the first in a three-part series that looks at the learning process. Be sure to check back in February for the next installment.
What your child learns today is helping lay the foundation for a lifetime. Stimulating early childhood experiences where children learn to solve problems, make difficult decisions and assess the consequences of their choices are critical to future success in school, and eventually in a career. In fact, research shows that more than 90 percent of a person’s brain is formed by age 5. That’s why it’s so important to ensure your child has outstanding learning experiences that help him to reach his full potential.
Additionally, children have the need to be safe and to be powerful, to be independent and to be loved. These are social and emotional needs that we all have. While healthy adults can ensure that these needs are met for themselves, children rely on us to help them meet their needs in appropriate ways. This is why when you walk into our classrooms, you will find:
- A nurturing and stimulating environment
- A teacher who encourages your child’s curiosity
- An opportunity for your child to develop his or her own unique gifts
- Reading time every day – because a child who learns to love reading grows into an adult who loves to learn
Of course, learning happens 24 hours a day, and the most important members on your child’s team of experts are you – the family. We strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust and teamwork when it comes to our school and our families. Our goal is to build relationships with our families that will grow over time. We encourage our families to keep in touch with their child’s teachers during these formative years in order to ensure that common goals are met.
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Be sure to check back next month for Part Two: Enable Children to Lead Lessons.