We can feel the very fabric of our souls being infringed upon through the environment, through the media, and even through some music as it exposes to our children, and we know that they can absorb what they see and they can copy to their little soul if they do not have a strong belief within themselves of their value to themselves, to their family and to God and to know what is a value and the value of life.
What we see through the media (news,tv) can it densensitize us in compassion, in empathy? Can what we see in others have an affect in how we feel and act? and we want not to wavier from our belief of God's goodness in us and allow not the influences of hate, allow not vengeance, allow not greed, and allow not any kind of violence to be in our hearts or in our minds.
And then we can instill the gentleness, the kindness and the goodness of God in our children as they grow, as they learn and become pillars of our community and leaders of their families and friends .
All children have a need for love , a need for security, a need for acceptance and a need for words of encouragement. I believe by creating a powerful identity of belonging: ( by having strong family ties that will help instill our center) (core) and we won't detour from our beliefs and values. We must provide an environment that is nurturing and positive to the child's development. I believe we build self- esteem by instilling a positive, loving/nurturing, and accepting learning environment, which will embrace confidence that is needed within themselves.
A malleable mindset is an influence by family, by friends, and by our religious upbringings. Children will be shaped, and formed and influenced as we think. Therefore, we influence our children by building values and character and by how they see us live. We want to teach that we can achieve the success that we want to achieve. I believe by being positive and by genuine praise given, and with our family's support, we impact a sense of strength and a sense of security that reaches to the very core of our children and their center will be unshakable. .Unshakable in the sense of being strong in character and standing for what they believe in, ie; values, character, honesty, and intergerty. Unstoppable in reaching their goals. Family and true friend support can help derail some bad decisions that could lead to long time regrets. Also, genuine positive support helps build the good strong strength of character that will be intact and channels the direction of great success with perseverance and sometimes grit attitude/behavior and will bring about the social intelligence and self control that is needed and is required too.
Little Hands Daycare pedagogy' program is described as childcentered and teacher active through frequent conversations intertheroy preparing children's cognitive and language skills to learn, to solve problems, to share and to cooperate.
We endeavor to promote an environment that is welcoming to reason, to exploration, to questioning, and to imaginary play. Young children play pretend and use their imaginations as they play. It is a way they learn to cope and a way how they learn the will of themselves(what they want and what they want to be).
We provide a safe and nurturing environment that ensures the child to learn, to achieve, and succeed with tasks and character. We offer sessions of art and music time, and story time. These sessions help to develop early language. Our children can develop a sense of understanding that communication is not only through spoken words, but it is also through our actions and by our behavior too. One way we incorporate language is by listening to and by talking to our children. Children can absorb and embrace their environment, so it is very important to create an atmosphere where the environment is accepting, is welcoming and is nurturing. At Little Hands Daycare we help encourage a positive reflection each day. We encourage each child to be a friend , to take turns, to be kind, to use their kind words, and to be respectful of themselves and to others.
A method used to help our children learn and retain better (older children) is to help them organize their ideas by exchanging ideas, by internalizing concepts and to focus on readiness skills. By anchoring their foundation( in reading, writing, and math) and engaging them to ask questions, to reiterate what they know about the subject. Then we can teach them that they should also expect to learn more.
A daily routine is a sense of security. Predictability and consistency is the learning tool for the young child. Confidence and interests are built by age appropriate toys and activities through blocks and books and legos, for dexterity and spatial learning to sensory stations for textures, and table activities as arts and crafts,i.e.., painting, coloring, play dough,puzzles. Simple coloring for the young child helps with self expression, helps with knowing their colors and to recognizing them, helps with building motor skills too, Children engage in participating in conversations with each other by listening and paying attention to each other and sometimes reiterating what they think they hear.
Our idea of communication is to speak the truth, control angry words, speak words of encouragement and( kind words can bring healing). We want to avoid unkind or bitter speech and speak words of forgiveness and acceptance.
About Discipline: I prefer to call it guidance. We guide with positive words and redirection.
To provide a safe environment that ensures your child to grow, to learn, to achieve and to succeed.
To promote all aspects of development such as social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development by offering a variety of activities.
Open communication: Parent and Provider - is a strong team towards helping your child to learn and to grow.