Creative Learning Model
The delivery of our curriculum is intentionally designed to inspire lifelong learning. We seek to introduce learning concepts in a number of different ways to appeal to the differing learning styles our children are born with. If they are not audible learners, their will be a visual presentation of the same concept. For the hands-on learners, there will be an activity to bring the concept to life.
We firmly believe in and employ the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson –
“The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”
We use lap tops in the classroom (and a computer lab in the new facility) to refine motor skills and make learning fun. Our children are engaged with hundreds of highly entertaining animated activities, each teaching a specific learning topic – language, math, reading. Their progress is tracked and displayed on easy-to-read graphs that show progress both by academic level and by curriculum subject.
In the new facility, each classroom will have a large monitor for children to watch educational videos that bring the learning topic to life. The teacher then leads the class in a discussion about what they watched to reinforce the learning concept.
There is nothing like a field trip to the Children’s Aquarium, the Dallas Public Library, the Dallas Zoo, or the Ft. Worth Mint. Field trips are a critical component of our learning model. Field trips can even be something as simple as a science exploration field trip to the open field behind the center to learn a lesson in biology. For the kinesthetic learner, a hands on field trip will “turn the light on” to a concept that the child just could not grasp in the classroom. For our older children making decisions about their futures, a trip to a local university is great exposure to get them thinking about future career paths.
We embrace local business and community involvement in our learning center. From parents, to corporate professionals, to firefighters, doctors and politicians, our children will learn financial literacy, be exposed to differing career paths, and even learn how math is used on the job and in everyday life. This is a critical component. Our children must be exposed to positive places and role models that they would otherwise not have access to. If they can see it, they can be it.