A mixed group classroom is beneficial for all children involved. This environment works particularly well in our program at TLC because of the small class sizes. The children receive more one-on-one guidance and assistance when they need it. They feel secure to try new experiences because they know they will have the support they need. Once children have learned the effective tools to communicate and listen, they can be successful in a cooperative classroom environment.
Research and our professional experience show that mixed age grouping can benefits all the children involved. This is especially true for children who spend a majority of their time in an extended-day setting. -Children develop sibling-like bonds that foster care and concern for one another. -Children are allowed to explore concepts and learn at a rate comfortable to them, and there is no pressure to conform to a group. -Promotes a good self-concept for every child, younger children enjoy receiving help from older children while older children gain leadership skills and gain confidence in their abilities. -Typically, each child is part of a group for at least two years. This way, they receive the benefits of taking on the dependent and leadership roles respectively. -The mixed age setting enhances the child's use of pro-social behaviors. Sharing, giving, turn taking and showing concerns are more widely demonstrated in this setting.
Social and Emotional Skills Have confidence in their abilities and like to try new experiences. Follow rules and directions in the classroom.
Literacy/ English Language Ability to communicate feelings and experiences orally. Recognize and write letters of the alphabet.
Mathematics Concepts of numbers. Simple addition.
Science Making predictions and observing. Classifying objects into groups.
Social Studies Safety, transportation, occupations, and community helpers. Family, multicultural attitudes and school spirit.
Multicultural Promoting global awareness is our objective for incorporating Spanish and celebrating many diverse family traditions and cultures into our program at TLC.
Physical Development Demonstrate appropriate grip on pencils/markers. Take part in games.
Extra Curriculum Activities ABC Spanish in Motion, Music Classes, Yoga, Creative Movements and In-house events. (All extra curricular activities are optional and taught by professional educators and requires additional fees)
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