The core of any program is its staff. SCC is led by Teachers trained in developmentally appropriate practices and child development as articulated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) offering a high level of excellence and professionalism in their work. Teachers are required to attend training designed for professional development regularly. The team is led by a qualified director with doctorate degree in Early Childhood Education and more than 20 years of experience in the field.
Our curriculum places significant importance on the layout of our classrooms. The physical setting of the classroom directly impacts the children and the teachers. Each classroom has various interest areas such as: writing, reading, blocks, dramatic play, expressive arts, science, math, sensory and discovery. It is equally important to pay close attention to the aesthetics of the classroom. To present the children with an environment that is inviting and homelike allows them to be more comfortable and feel free to create and explore-directing their own play and developing their own ideas, as means to constructing their own knowledge.
Developing a Community of Learners
Once the physical and emotional safety of the children is secured; an experiential learning- a learning that knows no boundaries and awakens wonder and develops confidence is practiced.
Teachers’ lesson plans include a balance between child-centered and teacher-directed activities to support the development of young children who vacillate between dependence and independence. A balance of activities that develop small and large motor skills to address the physical needs of the child; and a selection of active and quiet choices to develop self-regulation skills are implemented daily.