Early Education Overview
Parents know that at Get Set Learning Center we make it our passion to nurture a sense of discovery, joy, and wonder in every child. At Get Set We work with the Mother Goose Time Early Learning Curriculum. The Mother Goose Time curriculum applies child development theories and brain research to a unique model of teacher support, child experience, and family engagement.
Social and Emotional Development
Social-emotional skills allow kids and adults alike to understand and recognize our thoughts and feelings in order to connect with others. They help us communicate and express ourselves in an appropriate way in different environments and with different people. For example, a child may see her friend is upset and ask if he is okay.
Physical development refers to a child’s gross and fine motor skills. To increase strength, muscle control, and coordination, the child requires adequate nutrition and fitness levels. Mother Goose Time curriculum actively engages a child’s mind and body through multidisciplinary activities that invite children to touch, climb, crawl, and manipulate objects in their surrounding environment.
Language and Literacy Development
Language and literacy skills refer to a child’s ability to communicate and connect with others through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Mother Goose Time is a literacy-rich curriculum and invites children to ask questions and explore ideas through discussion and dramatic play. Moreover, we encourage children to construct autobiographical narratives in the form of storytelling, journaling, and drawing.
Mathematics and Reasoning Development
Mathematics and reasoning skills include a child’s ability to count, understand number sense, manipulate objects, create patterns, sort, compare and measure. through the Mother Goose Time curriculum, children develop the ability to reason mathematically and become increasingly sophisticated in the ability to recognize and analyze the mathematics inherent in the world around them.
Science skills include a child’s ability to inquire, predict and evaluate observations. It supports a child’s ability to explore everyday life, physical properties of matter, and to make sense of concepts such as weather, natural habitats, and technology.
Social Studies Development
Science skills include a child’s ability to inquire, predict and evaluate observations. It supports a child’s ability to explore everyday life, physical properties of matter, and to make sense of concepts such as weather, natural habitats, and technology. Mother Goose Time embraces the research that it is critical to invite children to explore diverse communities, which enables them to integrate commonalities between them and increase respect for differences.
Creative development is the ability to respond to experiences by expressing ideas and imagination through music, dance, dramatic play, and art. Creative development begins with play. Free play in an appropriate environment provides a safe place for all children to satisfy their curiosity as they take risks by trying out new activities and playing with familiar items in new ways.
Second Language Acquisition Development
Learning a second language is a complex social and cognitive process. It includes phases from pre-production, where children observe and respond but only with gestures. Over time, the child will progress into speech emergence and then ultimately gain fluency both in second language comprehension and communication.