To grow best, sunflowers need full sun. They grow best in fertile, moist, well-drained soil with heavy mulch. Just as sunflowers need sun and fertile earth; children need a foundation, being nourished with knowledge so that they can learn and flourish to the best of their ability and for future success.
SELA believes that encouraging thinking ability in different situations is a key to children’s success. To achieve this, we ensure that the center provides for a safe learning environment, with highly-qualified teachers and staff, to give children and their families the opportunity to gain experiences that will help them grow physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally, and morally.
We understand that all kids are different. Our teachers create routines and plans for lessons that would appeal to children coming from different backgrounds, developmental levels, and interests. We believe that a great way to learn is through play and hands-on experience. We provide opportunities to gain experiences by encouraging social interactions and play. We use open ended materials, and offer opportunities for exploration and encourage thinking, sharing, and acting on ideas for students to gain better understanding of things.
Lastly, we understand that children are individuals who are part of a community. in the center, encouraging autonomous thinking and decision-making is just as important as encouraging group problem solving and thinking about inter-relatedness.