Early Childhood Center
When you visit the Early Childhood Center, the sights and sounds of joyful learning invade your senses. That feeling always reminds me of Winnie-the-Pooh, a celebrity of sorts for our little ones, who said “Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.” We believe our exceptional ECC is such a place.
Influenced by the Creative Curriculum principles we provide an authentic and meaningful learning experience. This is the start of your learning adventure at ISP. Our developmental program is play based giving children a wide array of opportunities to play together in a safe environment. At the ECC the classroom is the “third teacher,” as we endeavor to provide a rich and vibrant environment with many engaging activities for students.
Independence is also cultivated by giving students the power to choose opportunities to play alone or with others, and even create their own teacher-directed activities.
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach we find adventurous ways to engage in projects that help build knowledge by discovering new ideas as students move through choice areas, socialize on the playground, eat a snack on the picnic tables outside their classrooms or plant vegetables in our gardens.
What makes our ECC extra special is the focus on social-emotional learning, helping our little ones become a family of compassionate learners. By offering multi-age groups, older children have the opportunity to serve as a mentor and begin planting the seeds of leadership.
We believe home and school are the two most important and meaningful environments for early childhood students. That makes partnering with parents an essential part of providing a truly unique, student-centered learning experience.
The future of ISP starts here.
Alida Garcia de Paredes