Rainbow Chimes Early Education and Care Center is no ordinary day care center. We know that every day offers your child a chance to grow, to learn and to explore the world. We are dedicated to facilitating this amazing process. We use the High Scope curriculum that is on part founded on the work on Jean Piaget an early Developmental Psychologist. It is developmentally appropriate and allows a child to grow and learn at their own pace, following their own interests. According to HighScope.org, there are 58 indicators that guide the curriculum. We have summarized them it the last two blogs and in this blog. We think that when we are aware of what a child is learning, we can better understand the seemingly random things they do and can help them learn from their “mistakes”.

 

Being able to express yourself artistically can open up new avenues of skills and exploration in a child.

Creative Arts

  • Can express and represent what they observe, think,  imagine and feel through 2 and 3-dimensional art
  • Can express represent what they observe, think,  imagine and feel through music
  • Can express represent what they observe, think,  imagine and feel through movement
  • Children express and represent what they observe, think, imagine, and feel through pretend play
  • Show an appreciation of the creative arts

 

Kids are natural scientists. They love to predict, test and make conclusions. Our curriculum facilitates them becoming active participants in their learning.

Science and Technology

  • Observe materials and processes in their environment
  • Can classify materials, actions, people, and events
  • Can experiment to test their ideas
  • Can predict what will happen
  • Can draw conclusion
  • Can gather knowledge about the natural and physical world
  • Can explore and use tools and technology

 

Learning about the world around them makes kids culturally aware and broad minded adults.

Social Studies

  • Can understand diversity in that people have diverse characteristics, interests, and abilities
  • Recognize that people have different roles and functions in the community
  • Participate in making classroom decisions.
  • Recognize and interpret features and locations in their environment.
  • Understand past, present, and future.
  • Understand the importance of taking care of their environment.