Children develop best when they have secure relationships with responsive adults and positive relationships with peers. For this reason, each Early Childhood classroom has a highly-qualified, Early Childhood specialist teacher and also a fully-certified teacher’s aide.
Children´s experiences shape their motivation and approaches to learning. When teachers design learning experiences, they take into consideration students’ age and developmental stage, individual needs and characteristics, as well as what is culturally important for each child.
Perhaps the most natural tendency of children is to play. At UAS we harness children’s love of play to learning. The Early Childhood utilizes the Pyramid Project Program, which embeds instruction and planned play activities into students’ daily school routines. The Pyramid Project is a comprehensive curriculum framework that promotes the following: