Our curriculum facilitates the development of a child’s executive function skills by establishing routines and modeling social behavior. Children aren’t born with these skills—they are born with the potential to develop them.
The early years are a critical time as children begin to develop their identities as learners. They are naturally curious and eager to learn. It is important to foster their inquisitive nature, desire to be risk takers and explore. By doing so, we are laying the groundwork for learning and providing them the tools they will need to be learners.
Childhood is about running, jumping, climbing and exploring and in the process learning the amazing capabilities of their body. It’s also a time of life where digging, splashing, throwing, and rolling around should be encouraged. With our secure, large outdoor space, and indoor gross motor space as well, children at Share & Care have ample time and opportunity for the physical.
Social skills are learned. We cannot expect our children to develop socially if we do not model appropriate social behaviors for them. Children learn through example, not by being told. Our teachers are social facilitators, providing children with the skills they need to resolve social situations in a successful and appropriate manner. Children learn to respect one another as they see the respect their teachers have for them.