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Philosophical Framework at Kozy Kids

Any approach to education must ask itself, what is the goal of education? Holistic education aims at helping students be the most that they can be. Education with a holistic perspective is concerned with the development of every person’s intellectual, emotional, social, physical, artistic, creative and spiritual potentials. It seeks to engage students in the teaching/learning process and encourages personal and collective responsibility.

Our program philosophy at Kozy Kids is simple:

Learning through Play.

We believe that play is a child’s work and that learning occurs during developmentally appropriate, child-centered activities. Children learn concepts best when they are meaningful and relevant to them, and they acquire knowledge through the active exploration of their environment. We understand that it is the teacher’s responsibility to provide an environment that is stimulating and challenging, along with the proper tools with which the children can explore. Our teachers actively facilitate learning through encouragement, promotion and reinforcement of children’s exploration and questioning, which in turn leads to skill development and discovery.

Our program reflects the integration of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language, self-help and aesthetic learning areas for the total development of the child. Meaningful play encourages curiosity, discovery and problem solving which allows individual growth and development of a positive self-image.

We also recognize that parents are the child’s first teachers and that children learn best when parents are involved in their educational program. To this end, we encourage our parents to actively participate in this learning process at home, and provide an open door policy to all parents who want to see their children learning at school.

“We believe that each child is a unique individual and that all children can learn.”

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