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The REAL Early Childhood Curriculum = OFFERING CHILDREN THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACCOMPLISH THE MAJOR TASKS OF DEVELOPMENT

 

The science of early childhood research, including research on the brain, has uncovered the foundational and highly inter-related and co-influencing Four Major tasks of Early Childhood…

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Your love is the gas and play is the vehicle your child uses to travel the developmental highway
Enlightened & Empowered Kids Preschool offers a new approach to early childhood education where parents, caregivers, and guardians can bring their enrolled children, as well as other family members, to learn and develop in an environment fostered by creative play.  This means infants and toddlers are welcome in our classrooms, as are siblings, grandparents, and other family members.  Our REAL Early Childhood Curriculum© is by its very design simultaneously both individualized and community-oriented.  Parents and families learn and sustain nurturing and supportive positive parenting efforts.

If we in the human community love our children, it is crucial for all who interact with young children to know and understand how genuine attachment relationships enlighten, empower, and maximize each child’s humanity.

Experience the Joy of Meaningful Play

Research shows that interactive social play is the natural and powerful vehicle that fosters growth and development 

Coupled with the strong foundational attachment relationships, the research tells us that play is the premier “vehicle” to assist children to accomplish the four major tasks of early childhood, healthy development of:

  • self-worth/esteem
  • humanity-esteem
  • inner discipline
  • tools of the mind:  thinking, communicating, planning, collaborating, implementing, learning, and creating skills and capacities

So if are children are not given time for “play”, the development of these major tasks is at risk… Here’s why…

  • Play provides the unique setting in which, when scaffolded appropriately (intentional, individualized, differentiated), children can FREELY PRACTICE thinking, communicating, planning, collaborating, implementing, learning, creating skills and capacities we humans have
  • When children are over-directed to adult-chosen activities, the fight or flight responses take over and the brain shuts down healthy brain “pathway” growth and development
  • Instead, when warm, responsive, and consistently caring attachment relationships are formed, the child’s brain is free to create and allow for exploration of many more divergent pathways

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