Play As Meaningful Learning
Play has been called the work of a child. Some adults consider play as something frivolous and a complete waste of time. But, to the young child, play is very serious business requiring deep concentration.
Play is a time to be absorbed in painting a picture, building with blocks or being a 'Grandfather' in a dramatic play area. The feelings are earnest and intense.
A child engrossed in play is a lot like an adult working on a project he/she loves or an artist enthralled in their creation.
Play is a time for thinking, a time to solve problems, and a time to use min and body, along with social skills possessed, to respond to an idea or situation. Play is a time to learn from each other and to learn about the world in which they live!
The 'work time' element of our curriculum has a playful quality as described above. Children work individually or in small groups and flow from task to task.
The teacher's role is to provide challenging stimulus and expand upon the child's learning, guiding their development. As the children "play/work" teachers are busy hearing what they say, 'reading' each child's face and sensing what is on their minds. The observations create the agenda for future plans with the children as individuals and as a group.
Education and development are important, but we also know that nothing matters more than the safety, security and well-being of your child. This is why protection and preparedness are critical considerations in everything we do at Growing Imaginations.
From first aid training for emergency situations to sanitation. Our staff members are CPR and First Aid Certified ensuring a clean and healthy environment for children.
Our staff have over 20 plus years of preschool and childcare experience. Our teachers carry either an Early Childhood Degree or Certification. All Staff members are CPR and First Aid Certified.
Our staff teaches developmentally appropriate curriculum.
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