Each month focuses on a different core value that is learned through different activities, games, arts and crafts, STEM projects, etc.. We talk about the impact these core values can have on their lives as well as the lives of people around them.
Mindfulness helps children to understand their emotions and feelings, reducing their risk of mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Practicing mindfulness helps children to notice the positives, and develop a sense of appreciation, gratitude and contentment.
Instead of simply teaching ABCs and 123s, innovation goes beyond the basics by combining a variety of disciplines to come up with a new or different outcome. Knowledge of the basics is a starting point. Students use knowledge and concepts to find solutions by exploring until they find the best answers.
Vision - (January)
Children using their imagination to see the future is important because it gives them a sense of purpose that can improve their confidence and build their self-esteem.
Independence is about learning to do things for oneself, which includes making decisions and taking on responsibility. These are hugely important skills for children to learn to cope with in adulthood.
Leadership skills allow children to have control of their lives and the ability to make things happen. Leadership instills confidence, and helps children solve problems creatively, work in a team, and work collaboratively with others.
It's extremely important for kids of this age to continue (or to start) to lead a healthy lifestyle, including eating nutritious meals, as well as getting plenty of exercise and adequate sleep every day. These positive health habits will help children grow strong, stay healthy, and decrease the likelihood that they will become obese.
As children's social skills ripen, they develop "people skills" that will aid them in shaping positive encounters, working in groups, and inspiring others. Kindness, tolerance, and empathy are qualities that children develop over time through observation and practice.
The word “growth” doesn’t necessarily refer to physical growth. Instead, it’s about your child’s cognitive, emotional, and social improvement.
Children with empathy have stronger personal connections and more meaningful, supportive relationships. As an adult, empathy drives thoughtful problem solving in the workplace, as it allows people to put themselves in other people’s shoes to solve a consumer or client need.