Research has shown that most of the child’s potential for learning is established by age 6. During these early years, children need a stimulating environment which will enable them to build their own knowledge through many and varied opportunities to see, hear, smell, taste and feel. This includes opportunities to be “little scientists”, to explore and experiment, to question and guess, to fail and try again.
Through research, we also know that young children learn primarily through play. In play, children feel the freedom to try out new ideas, practice skills and imitate adult roles.
As competent teachers plan activities and direct opportunities for children to work and play together, children learn to get along with others and to feel good about themselves. These experiences effect their growth and all learning for the rest of their lives.
We believe basic care routines provide as much opportunity for meaningful learning to occur as experiences planned for circle times and learning centers. Instruction in hand washing and toileting, sensible eating and proper care of materials is as important to a well planned curriculum as learning colors, shapes and letters.
The City of Pembroke Pines Early Development Center (EDC) Central Campus envisions a professional team of educators fostering parent and community partnerships with the purpose of inspiring students to reach their individual potential. We envision a standards based, inclusive, and challenging curriculum that stimulates learning and creativity in a positive and safe environment.
Nurturing partnerships with families, we strive to teach our leaders of tomorrow; educating the whole child while embracing their uniqueness and creativity.
1. To provide a warm and nurturing climate built on trust and communication.
2. To provide an environment that will foster the development of confidence and
3. To provide the opportunities for development of social skills.
4. To provide the opportunities for development of respect towards others.
5. To encourage independence and creativity.
6. To stimulate motor skills.
7. To encourage children to deal with their emotions and feelings.
8. To stimulate the development of cognitive skills.
9. To provide the opportunity for acquiring and refining language skills.
10. To teach responsibility for individual actions and consequences that may follow.