Early Childhood Center
At the Pressman ECC we use a developmental approach to learning; our instruction considers the student's developmental level. Teaching in this way produces children who are confident in their ability to learn. Preschool children are making developmental strides and express an interest in the world around them. They want to touch, taste, smell, hear, and test things for themselves. They are eager to learn. They learn by experiencing and by doing. Preschoolers learn from their play. They are busy developing skills, using language, and struggling to gain inner control.
We also promote individual learning. Though children develop in certain predictable ways, all children are unique. All students have their own strengths and weaknesses. The ECC tries to respect and meet these individual needs.
We believe that cooperative learning promotes social skills and independent thinking. When students work together in groups they learn to compare ideas, to consider other points of view, and to take turns leading and following.
Finally, learning is an active process. Children learn best when they can explore a subject through many different venues. We pride ourselves in providing a learning environment replete with the tools to create experiential learning.