Posted on November 09 2014
- Allows children to follow their own development pattern; as individuals, these can differ greatly from child to child.
- Creates an environment in which children feel safe and secure in their surroundings.
- Includes activities that match a child’s capability while offering just enough challenge so as to encourage further learning; a child should neither be bored nor frustrated.
- Connects learning to a child’s past experiences and current interests.
- Creates opportunity to explore, play and engage within the learning environment.
- Empowers teachers to create a nurturing place in which children can talk, listen, and share feelings and ideas and where teachers nurture an aptitude for language in both English and children’s home language(s).
- Makes reading to children a daily priority, either individually, in small groups, or as a class.
- Provides engaged and attentive teachers who help children get the most out of every learning experience, offering feedback and asking questions while adding new challenges as children are ready.