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HighScope's educational approach emphasizes “active participatory learning.” Active learning means students have direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events, and ideas. The interests and choices of every child are at the heart of School programs. They construct their knowledge through interactions with the world and the people around them. Early learners at the Carousel Children’s Academy take the first step in the learning process by making choices and following through on their plans and decisions. By taking the charge, kids develop confidence, public speaking, and life skills that remain with them for a lifetime.
Being one of the best preschools in Manassas VA, we strive to offer every child a great learning experience. In Active learning settings, adults expand children’s thinking with diverse materials and interactions. This strives them to become cooperative and active people. The HighScope's educational approach contributes to enabling the Carousel kids to grow and master a diverse range of skills at different paces. It also enhances the child’s personal attributes and makes them self-aware. Additionally, the curriculum helps the kids to interact with the environment for developing a love for learning.
A balanced approach for young learners and the people who teach them. The HighScope Curriculum integrates all aspects of child and youth development. Using research-validated strategies, this approach at the daycare enhances each young person's growth in the foundations of academics as well as in social-emotional, physical, and creative areas. By adopting the program — and learning to use it effectively — thousands of educators and caregivers worldwide are making a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families. Not only this, but the curriculum of our preschool has also successfully transformed the lives of hundreds of young individuals by offering a platform to identify their interests, passion, and strengths, at the same time, striving for their growth and development. By offering a whole host of possibilities to explore & experiment, this approach is necessary for kids to gain valuable experience and develop skill sets in all aspects of life.
The HighScope Curriculum includes components for the following:
HighScope curriculum strives to help every child develop in all areas. This educational approach can be useful in sharpening the learners’ abilities, providing a different perspective, and greatly increasing knowledge. Active participatory learning at the preschool develops our ideas and leads to our personal growth. The curriculum also enables every child to learn and practice leadership qualities that make them capable to lead themselves first, then others.
The Carousel Children’s Academy goals for young learners are:
Our curriculum provides kids with carefully planned experiences in reading, mathematics, and science. For example, curriculum materials and staff development in the area of literacy are compatible with the latest findings from research and practice. The Carousel Children’s Academy’s key developmental indicators in mathematics and its COR Advantage assessment items are aligned with the early childhood standards of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.
Social development is another important learning area in HighScope programs. Studies continually demonstrate that with this approach, children show high levels of initiative in classrooms. This educational approach provides opportunities for self-development to its children. They are expected to identify their strengths and weaknesses, including areas for improvement. Teachers further support social development by helping children learn how to resolve interpersonal conflicts. Kids at the daycare learn to deal well with other people and respect each other’s emotions and contributions. The National Institute for Child Health and Human Development stresses that all these areas of academic and socio-emotional growth are essential for school readiness.