S.E.E.D.S. - Sustainable Early Education Development System
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The Five Pillars Of S.E.E.D.S
The Six Pillars of S.E.E.D.S are the fundamentals that represent what S.E.E.D.S. educational objectives are based on. The developers of the S.E.E.D.S. curriculum believe that the six pillar listed below are integral to creating a fully function and holistic approach to educating young children. Each pillar is unique and plays and important role in the development of lesson/activity plans, workshop instruction, webinar conferences and all organization publications. We believe that every child has the right to a solid yet diversified repertoire of information that is: developmentally appropriate, challenging yet attainable, sustainable, project based and meeting the highest standards. The Six Pillars allow us to support this perspective.
1. Developmental Philosophy
The Developmental Philosophy is important being it takes into account the abilities of children when educating young children. This is a fundamental aspect of early childhood education. All concepts being taught to children should be based on the child's' interests, curiosity and questions. When educators and parents plan learning activities for children it is integral to take into account what the child actually wants to learn. This way you give the children a prime opportunity to be present in their learning, rather than mentally zoned out because they have no interest in the topic being taught or explored.
2. Developmental Milestones
Milestones are very interesting, as they are different for each child. Some children can spell and sound at words at age 4 while other children cant quite get those concepts until age 5 or 6. This is where milestones come in. Milestones help parents understand what the average expectations are at a certain age. This doesn't make it concrete ,but it takes into account and possibly explains where children are developmentally at certain times. S.E.E.D.S. takes milestones into account when planning or creating any kid of activity for children. We know that when milestones are taken into account and the environment is appropriately challenging for children, that is when the most progress in development occurs.
3. Community-based Education
The Third, most significant pillar of S.E.E.D.S. is Community-based Education. At S.E.E.D.S. we believe that it is community involvement and collective community efforts that produce positive change. With our Community-based perspective we go straight to the core of things and work in the community to see what the people need. It is after that point that we at S.E.E.D.S. can help or benefit the community.
4. Geographic Systems Model
The fourth of the six S.E.E.D.S. Pillars is the Geographic Systems Model. The model takes into the two main simplified aspects of our world, the living (biotic) and the non-living (abiotic). It highlights that the living aspect of the world are humans, animals and plants. It then identifies the non-living parts as the Atmosphere (Air), Hydrosphere (Water), and Lithosphere (Land). The distinction brought about in this model is unique from others as it demonstrates how the interactions between the living and non-living aspects of our environment interplay.
This is the fifth of the six pillars of S.E.E.D.S.. At S.E.E.D.S. we believe the adaptation and implementation of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) is integral to the overall general education of the whole child. In other words, we strive to provide students a systematic broad exposure to knowledge and skills through creative exploration and adaptive learning. S.E.E.D.S. specifically addresses the importance of the education of children aged 3-5, but the concepts can be readily adapted to learners of all ages.
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