Learning Goals and Teaching Approach

Learning Goals (EYFS and NAEYC):

The Kidz Village curriculum follows the standards and goals for learning, development and care as proscribed in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of The British Curriculum. Additionally current and internationally recognized research on how children develop and learn as endorsed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) forms a valid and reliable assessment instrument that allows teachers to assess child progress and plan responsively.

Project Approach:

The driving vehicle for our teaching practice at Kidz Village is The Project Approach as developed by Dr.Chard & her colleague Dr.Katz. The Project Approach refers to a set of teaching strategies that enable teachers to guide students through in–depth studies of real world topics. Projects have a complex but flexible framework within which teaching and learning are seen as interactive processes. Through implementing the project approach students feel highly motivated and actively involved in their own learning. Students are encouraged to question, investigate, work independently and collaborate which leads them to produce high quality work and develop critical thinking skills.