Colegio Maya’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) is a multi-year program: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten. This two-year opportunity is the most common entry point for local families and a nurturing beginning for any student at that level. Many students who enter the ECC as English learners, are ready to begin Grade 1 with little or no English language support. Our Early Childhood Center offers an experience for children that will build a positive attitude toward learning. Within the context of project-based learning, we provide a wealth of experiences in a safe and relaxed environment, led by a team of highly experienced teachers who specialize in Early Childhood Education.
Our teachers facilitate opportunities for hands-on active learning and exploration. They create specialized learning environments that allow our students to explore a new activity every day, whether that be with blocks or in the dress up center. This exploration helps children develop their fine and gross motor skills and improve their social interactions. Children also engage in hands-on activities in math to explore mathematical relationships, to learn to expect and identify patterns, and to solve problems.
All projects are designed to enable students to become inquisitive, communicative, and confident young learners. We develop our student’s confidence in communicating ideas to others through developmentally appropriate activities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Projects offer integration across relevant subject areas and our teachers work closely together to achieve this. The integration provides a common framework, making learning more meaningful and connected; learning is better understood and retained longer if children make connections. Children’s progress is regularly assessed and the results provide the basis for further instructional decisions.
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