Learning Comes Alive at ECLC
It’s easy for someone like myself who has spent the bulk of my career working with adolescent students to see ECLC children more as cute little children (which they certainly are) than as creators, problem solvers, collaborators, communicators, users of literature, scientists and students of mathematics. Observing these children in a variety of activities on Saturday confirms that they are all of the above.
The project approach used in our ECLC program helps the children develop autonomy and a real ownership of their learning. They demonstrated their self-confidence Saturday as they engaged in activities with their parents. They made dinosaur food, worked with water and sand, did science activities, painted, counted, made music and danced and enjoyed interacting with the teacher reading a book or telling a story.
The teachers and assistants ran a great variety of centers where kids and their parents could drop in and participate. Parents were on the floor or at tables getting involved in a hands-on way. There was a great turnout and it was a lot of fun for everyone. And no doubt, parents became more familiar with the program and can better understand why their children love ECLC.
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