We learned that children thrive in educational environments long before kindergarten. Our PLAN®philosophy is straightforward with proven results. We embrace each child as our own and welcome their individuality. We believe in pushing creative boundaries and through exploration of the arts, we help your child PLAN® towards a solid future full of self-awareness and confidence.
Our program is designed to create a classroom experience that is non-competitive, appropriately structured, carefully designed, purposeful, open to evaluation and change, creative and inviting, and responsive to the needs and nature of childhood. A child’s emotional and social well-being plays a critical role in their ability to learn and adapt to the community and greater world. Children are provided opportunities for growth and social development, creative and cognitive development, and physical and moral development. The child’s world is meaningful, balanced, and challenging.
In a child-centered environment, play is a natural springboard for development. As children play, they form friendships and learn to value each other. They use language to communicate ideas, critical thinking to test ideas, and creativity to put ideas into motion. They cooperate and compromise as they gain understanding about their world.
Learning is a cumulative process through which children acquire skills and knowledge and apply them to gain understanding about themselves and their environment. Most learning takes place incidentally as a child responds to people and objects that are important to their world. The understandings that children develop through sustained, non-competitive interactions within a reinforcing environment become the foundation for constructing knowledge. An environment that is conducive to learning is a challenging one with abundant opportunities for open-ended experiences.
When children are encouraged to express themselves, they sharpen their senses and expand their level of awareness. They interpret the world as they paint, dance, build, sing, and engage in dramatic play. Through a variety of media, children develop creativity, original thinking, motivation, and confidence. They connect feelings and ideas through sensory experiences that help them thrive in their environment. As they continue to express themselves, they see the world and its people from a more sensitive perspective.
Nurturing is the bridge between what a child accomplishes and how they feel about their accomplishment. Without nurturing, a child’s development is stifled. When children are exposed to a nurturing environment, they develop attitudes that foster trusting relationships and good character. Relationships are based on communication and trust. The teacher, like the parent, cultivates a climate conducive to healthy and positive growth. In addition, the teacher: encourages responsibility to the self and the group; encourages children to care for their minds and their bodies by making healthy choices and developing wholesome attitudes; provides classroom and community opportunities that develop sensitivity to the diversity around them; provides materials and activities that facilitate universal values. In a caring classroom community, children develop and maintain life-long habits and attitudes.
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Georgetown Hill knows how much time and consideration goes into choosing the right school for your child and their education. Thank you for considering Georgetown Hill Early School. Tours are available on an on-going basis at all of our campuses. To schedule a tour, contact the Campus Director at your preferred location. We look forward to talking to you and walking you through our campuses.