Children’s interest and emerging understandings are the foundation of an emergent curriculum. Early childhood educators observe, interact and listen to each child, building an understanding of their competencies and capabilities, and actively plan to extend and challenge their knowledge. As capable and confident, the child actively negotiates the direction of the curriculum. Our environments facilitate individual, small and whole group inquiry through a play based mode of learning.
Education Philosopher, Dr Maria Montessori, believed that the goal of early learning should be to cultivate a child’s natural desire to learn. Central to the Montessori philosophy is the premise that no human being is educated by another person, but is rather motivated by natural curiosity and love for knowledge.