Adults practicing Maker Mindsets is a precursor to teaching children our framework and creates a shift in the way we approach challenges, request feedback, and see ourselves as learners. The maker mindset of empowered teachers promotes growth mindset culture, risk-taking, reflection, and sharing.
Our schools build strong partnership with parents to develop a mutual responsibility and provide consistency between the home and school environment. Parents of young children who understand that the first five years are the most critical years of a child’s life have a plan in place that incorporates intentional parenting strategies to prepare children for a world of constant change. Young Innovator's families have access to resources, activities at home, research papers, educational podcasts and blogs that reinforce the language, behaviors and thoughts that promote the maker mindset.
Young parents are looking for educational programs that prepare children for school and set the foundation for lifelong learning. Our teachers have access to activity cards, lesson plans that integrate state standards and follow a scope a sequence, design thinking challenges and group activities organized by age group to give your child the Innovation Advantage.
Experts agree that the primary need of infants and toddlers is emotional connection and responsive caregiving. Relationships are the foundation for curriculum implementation and learning, and responsive caregiving and individual caregiving routines build trust and strong emotional connections. Our infant/toddler program is designed to support teachers and involves three partners in the process: the infant’s readiness, the infant’s family members and the caregiver who forms a strong relationship with the family.
Our preschool curriculum is a research-based interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates learning domains and works across disciplines and diverse content areas. Our lesson plans infuse differentiated instruction, 21st-century skills, STEAM learning, and principles of innovation, making and entrepreneurship. By setting goals for each student we develop individual learning plans.
The after-school standards are based on national research and best practices in the youth development and education fields. Our after school curriculum helps children explore STEAM concepts, maker-centered learning using an interdisciplinary approach, reinforce school readiness skills and 21st century skills including collaboration, communication, creativity and problem solving.
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