Do you believe in a teacher-directed or child-directed learning environment?
Clearly both are important. While a child will naturally learn to talk, that same child must be taught how to read. While this suggests that both teacher-directed and child-directed learning is essential, we believe the best classroom environment is one with open centers, open choice and a rich variety of options for your students. The lessons provided by Funnydaffer can be incorporated into these centers - sometimes in a child-directed way and sometimes in a teacher-directed way to a small group of eager learners.
A preview of what we offer at Study to Show Learning Academy.
Infant - 1 year
The focus of the infant to 1 year-old program is to help young children learn independence and positive social behavior. Language development is stressed and stimulated through stories, songs, music and rhymes. Indoor and outdoor play helps to develop coordination and motor skills. The program also includes a basic introduction of letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and basic spanish as well as many other fun activities.
2 - 3 year-olds
The 2 to 3-year-old program includes everything from the infant and 1-year-old program and encourages learning and creativity through center-based play areas. Classroom is furnished with art, block, dramatic play, library, science, math and manipulative learning centers. Language, science, math and social studies are introduced through various themes. Some of these themes include animals, holidays, community helpers, etc. They are presented through a variety of activities such as stories, music and projects that interest the children.
4 - 5 year olds
The focus of the four and five-year-old program includes everything from the infant to the 3-year-old program and it prepares the children for kindergarten. Listening skills, math and reading readiness are introduced through songs, rhymes, art projects, stories, games and other interactive learning centers. Classroom is furnished with art, block, dramatic play, library, science, math and manipulative learning centers. Language, science, math and social studies are introduced through various themes. Children are encouraged through these activities to develop the good work habits and organizational skills necessary to succeed in the future.