An early childhood education at South Miami Lutheran Church School focuses on the child as an active, competent learner and recognizes the family’s important role in supporting this vision.
The daily life in our school program is rich in experiences that draw on the children’s abilities and interests while stimulating new learning and curiosity.
The Creative Curriculum is our school program curriculum of choice.
The Creative Curriculum is built on the philosophy that young children learn best by doing. It is built upon theories of development in young children, that all children learn through active exploration of their environment and therefore the environment plays a critical role in learning. The goal of The Creative Curriculum is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners by actively exploring their environment. It allows our teachers to take a closer look at each child’s unique abilities, interests and needs.
The Creative Curriculum approach balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children’s learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. It provides clear guidance on the teacher’s role in addressing content in literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and technology, yet never loses sight of the primary importance of social/emotional development in children’s learning.
Our school program begins in August and ends in June. Summer Camp is open from June – August and is open to children ages 3 months to 5 years old.