New research on how the brain works and children learn points out that learners must not only develop what they know, nut also the skills, mindsets, attitudes and values that will help become confident life-long learners.
Young Innovators have fun, discover, explore, create, fail, brainstorm, stretch, reach, succeed, tinker, design, work hard, and play hard.
Young Innovators Academy is a joy-filled, student-centered focused where young children explore real-world topics in a hands-on learning environment solving challenges using creativity, critical thinking, and making things.
In our classrooms, teachers deliver dynamic lessons to the whole class, and children work in small groups or one-on-one, creating a culture of a community of learners. Embedded in our curriculum are teacher practices that encourage risk-taking, collaboration, and a growth mindset as children learn to solve problems for others.
Experiences include personal learning journeys and group experiences—original songs and movements to help shift the mindset of children from consumers to creators.
Built by educators with classroom experience, our leadership team understands that teachers are the most critical quality component in an early childhood program. Our leaders have a solid understanding of child development to support teachers with curriculum implementation, behavior management strategies, and professional development.
All Young Innovators Academy employees are background checked and must pass multiple interviews related to qualifications, prior experience and need to demonstrate an alignment to our company’s values and guiding principles to create the culture that promotes innovation and caring.
When you walk into any Young Innovators Academy you notice the signs of a safe, nurturing environment to create the perfect atmosphere for learning.
Achieving high quality in an early childhood program is not a one-time milestone. Programs must constantly monitor, reflect, and revise policies and practices to maintain quality.
From the layout of the rooms and placement of desks to the materials used in craft making, safety is our main concern. Policies and procedures are implemented consistently to ensure the safety of our students.
Our commitment to safety is vetted from the inside out. Our campuses all comply with state licensing. We offer enhanced safety measures throughout the school, camera viewing, and separate outdoor playgrounds with impact surfaces.
What is the Innovation Advantage?
In a post-covid world, we can return to the old models of instruction or embrace a redesign of education that which focuses on what all students will need to be successful. Rooted in research on how children learn and develop, our framework offers a personalized way to preserve the mindsets and skills to help every child realize their untapped potential, learn new things, ideas, and problem-solving capacities.
The Innovation Advantage (R) is an educational philosophy, pedagogical resources, and teaching practices to equip children with the mindsets, attitudes, knowledge, and skills to empower learners to take ownership of their learning and become agents of change.
We help young children gain mastery of core subjects like math and language while also developing the skills, mindsets, and habits of lifelong learning. Our teachers encourage risk-taking, a growth mindset, collaboration, empathy, and social-emotional skills.
Our students enter the traditional school system with the ability to think for themselves, solve problems, create solutions, treat themselves and others with kindness, and develop the confidence it takes to make the world a better place.
Children learn about habits and mindsets that lead to happy, fulfilled lives, intending to develop curiosity, self-direction, and purpose.
We intentionally provide children with experiences, lessons, and thinking routines throughout the day to guide students toward embracing growth, habits, and mindsets.
In today’s classrooms, educators have learned that students learn best when taught to their unique style and ability. Our facilitators help students develop skills in learning content rather than delivering content directly to students. Students develop cognitive skills such as math and literacy through engaging, authentic project work and making.
Innovation doesn’t happen in isolation but inside our communities. Using community-building tools, we cultivate cooperation, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking to allow children to practice essential skills to participate in a global economy.