The International Early Education Center’s curriculum evolves around the Anisa Method of Education and the Virtues Program. This unique combination offers children a rich and rewarding environment unlike any other.
The Anisa Model – Theory of Pedagogy
The Anisa Model affirms the necessity of individualizing instruction and provides the means for doing so by establishing methods for ascertaining the child’s developmental status, then setting forth related environments and guiding interaction, so that the experience provided matches the developmental status of the child. This model can be applied for any given dimension, pertinent to any particular educational objective specified by the curriculum.
How do we implement the Anisa Method of Education?
Through out Parent Teacher Conferences at the beginning of the school year, the teachers receive important information about the child through the parents; using this information, the teachers will then develop individual goals for the child. Then through a variety of educational activities (field trips, conversation, drawing, art, music, drama, etc…) the children develop their goals in a fun and stress-free environment.
Through use of various evaluation tools we will ensure that the goals are met or we evolve the goals in an effort to help the child reach their own personal potential!
What is the Virtues Project?
The Virtues Project was developed by Linda Kavelin Popov to help people become the best that they can be. Character is formed in the Early Childhood stages. If we want to influence the adult that the child is going to become, we must provide them proper guidance in everyday life. The Virtues Project allows us to do just that. We catch the children doing something positive, every time we remind the children it takes them one step closer to becoming the best individuals they can be.
When people hear the word Virtues they become concerned because they believe that it is religion based. It is not Virtues stand alone. Patience is just patience, cooperation is just cooperation there is nothing else in between. Learn more about the Virtues Project here. For a wide range of Virtues Project books, development tools and other resources, please visit our Virtues Project Store.
Virtues and values are often confused
Values are culturally specific while Virtues are universal. When a character education program uses the term values, the program needs to specify what they are trying to achieve whether it be ethical or moral values. Values are personal and they are also culturally oriented. Virtues stand alone; there are no misconceptions with the terms used in the virtues program. They are easy to use and they are applicable at home, school and any area in the life of the child and your own as well!
Through virtues training we facilitate the development of social skills and self-esteem. The Virtues Project is not only for the children, but it helps the teacher and parents bring out the best in children.
If you would like to learn more about the Virtues Program please come to our seminars! Shawn Watson (Master Facilitator) and Liliana Valencia Ahtiainen (Facilitator) have travelled around Europe giving seminars at different conferences creating a stir in how to handle the sensitive issues such as self-esteem, self-confidence and the elimination of the term BULLY.