“Creating expands a child’s ability to interact with the world around them and provides a new set of skills for self-expression and communication. Creating helps children with the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness. Creating also stimulates both sides of the brain, increasing the capacity of memory, attention, and concentration. It helps develop reading skills, and children do better in math and science.”
Knowing it’s important for children to design and create, we now have our new Creation Station! The previous Lost and Found Shed has been transformed into a place where our learners can tap into their creative side and have more options during recess and lunch. The shed will house all types of media to create with, including an outdoor Mini Makery. In order to make the Creation Station the best it can be, we would appreciate any donations of the following:
Mini Makery Items
All donations will benefit our program and enhance creativity and outdoor learning.
Dear Families, One of the requirements for our first project is for all of our learners to design and create their own toy. Our hope is to provide “project boxes” filled with loose parts for all our learners to use for their toy creation. Loose parts inspire imaginations and spark creativity on children’s own terms
Dear iLEAD Agua Dulce families, We hope you will join us on September 24 for our first monthly Parent University! This month we are diving deeper into our two PBLs: project-based learning and play-based learning. We will be giving out some great information that will help you understand our program better. Project-based learning brings forth
iLEAD Agua Dulce embraces the whole child, focusing on both social-emotional and academic skills. After our beginning-of-the-year assessments and in lieu of the traditional parent-teacher conference, the learners, facilitators, and parents/guardians collaborate annually to create an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). ILPs help to guide instruction and social-emotional aspects for each learner. Everyone works together to