Program Goals

Last Updated: 2/8/2022 4:45 PM

 

 

Early Learning Academy’s Mission Statement

To ensure that all children attending the Mini-Marauder Preschool develop a positive self-concept, the ability to problem-solve, the ability to negotiate with their peers, and engage in a variety of hands-on, language-rich, learning experiences that will establish the foundation for lifelong learning.

 

Beliefs

  • We believe that children learn best through play

  • We believe that all children have the capacity to learn and grow as individuals

  • We believe that young children learn best by doing

  • We believe that children learn through active involvement with their environment

  • We believe that each new experience adds to the learning process

 

Goals

Social-Emotional Development:

  • Each child will develop a positive sense of self-worth

  • Each child will develop the confidence to challenge himself/herself

  • Each child will develop an acceptance and appreciation of the similarities and differences among everyone

Cognitive Development:

  • Each child will expand his/her play skills

  • Each child will build upon his/her problem-solving skills

  • Each child will expand upon his/her curiosity of the environment and the events that occur in his/her environment

  • Each child will acquire concepts and information that lead to a greater understanding of his/her world

Speech and Language Development:

  • Each child will expand upon his/her ability to communicate with friends during play

  • Each child will expand upon his/her ability to communicate wants, needs, ideas, and thoughts

  • Each child will expand upon his/her understanding of language

Physical Development

  • Each child will participate in a wide variety of games and activities with friends that incorporate both fine motor and gross motor skills

  • Each child will expand upon his/her ability to explore and learn from the environment

 

Individuality

Mt. Vernon Early Learning Academy Mini-Marauder Preschool strives to provide each family and child with the opportunity to be themselves, regardless of race, religion, sex, or other financial or social variations. We strive to educate all participants, staff, volunteers, and families on the importance of diversity and how all people have similarities and differences. We attempt to acknowledge all celebrations from around the world throughout the year. This supports the importance of diversity and provides the opportunity for each child to feel special about him/herself.