December 2017

What does research say about the importance of play based early years?

What does research say about the importance of play based early years? At IDEA ELC we know the importance of play based early years. We often blog about it. But how, as a parent overwhelmed by choices, can you trust what we write? The following research confirms our belief that children should be in an […]

The Benefits of Smaller School Environments for Kindergarten Children

The Benefits of Smaller School Environments for Kindergarten Children According to a study by the University of Cambridge, play allows children to become powerful learners and problem solvers. Neuroscientific studies have shown that playful activities leads to synaptic growth, particularly in the front cortex, the part of the brain responsible for all the uniquely human […]

WHAT IS THE CREATIVE CURRICULUM?

WHAT IS THE CREATIVE CURRICULUM? The Creative Curriculum® balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children’s learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. This curricula applies the latest theory and research on best practices in teaching. It clearly defines the teacher’s vital role in connecting content, teaching, and […]

What makes high quality early years?

What makes high quality early years? High quality early years In high quality early years environments, adults view academic and social development as equally important but maintain a strong educational focus. They have strong leadership and committed staff who have a good knowledge of their curriculum, stages of child development and children as learners. IDEA […]