Communication and Language Development

In the first 5 years of life, a baby’s brain develops faster than at any other time in his or her life. In fact, from birth to age 3, children double their brain weight! However, they lose about 50% of those new connections by age 4. This process of synaptic pruning is important because it … Read more

Development of the Mind, Emotions and Behavior Domain

The social and emotional development domain is composed of two areas: 1) positive self-concept, and 2) social competence. The first domain area, positive self-concept, includes the following elements: sense of self-worth, body image, acceptance by others. The second domain area, social competence, includes the following elements: social skills, social responsibility, empathy. When considering self-concept and … Read more

Approaches to Learning

Infants are not aware of their associations until they are approximately six months old. The first steps for babies are taken at eight to twelve months, by pulling themselves up onto furniture and taking a few steps unsupported. Between one and two years, most children will begin to walk without assistance. Until that time it … Read more

Kindergarten

In the United States, children typically start Kindergarten at about 5 years old . It may seem early to some people, but kindergartens have been around for a long time. In fact, as early as 1763 there were plans to establish “schools of industry” in Spartanburg , South Carolina which would teach reading and math … Read more

INITIATIVE, EFFORT, ENGAGEMENT, AND PERSISTENCE

INITIATIVE, EFFORT, ENGAGEMENT, AND PERSISTENCE, are the characteristics of an up-and-coming generation. Students entering kindergarten today will be tomorrow’s community leaders, so it is important to provide them with the best of everything to ensure they are successful. This is why the Fenton School District, located in Flint, Michigan has provided new textbooks and computer … Read more