Center in Columbus, OH 43215
Sprout Early Education Center offers an intimate, boutique-like child care environment for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. While activities vary according to age-appropriateness, an emphasis on play is constant throughout. Not only is play an essential part of childhood, but it creates the ideal environment for trying new ideas, developing skills, and imitating adult roles. Play makes it possible for children to learn social skills and develop friendships.
At Sprout Early Education Center, our internationally minded but locally engaged approach to helping children grow allows us to guide them through the learning process. This takes place through a nurturing teacher-child relationship. We believe that every child has the right to a caring and responsive teacher. This relationship is crucial to the child’s growth, learning, and development.
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Early childhood education is a journey, not a race. On this journey, children travel at their own pace according to their individual development, background, experience, and needs. That’s why our curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best by doing. This requires active thinking and experimenting to discover how things work and to learn firsthand about the world where they live.
Our curriculum is grounded in the concept of social constructivism, which is the philosophical belief that all knowledge – and the way that knowledge is acquired – takes place by interacting with others in a social context. By engaging in this active process, children can build relationships with each other and with objects in their environment, which in turn helps to facilitate the learning process.
Our second and equally important foundation is based on the fact that all children are innately curious. They are competent, capable learners who increase their understanding through exploration and discovery. This inquiry-based approach to learning builds on a child’s natural inclination to question and investigate. At Sprout Early Education Center, we believe teaching and learning is an inquiry process.