KUM Preschool’s curriculum, Project Construct, emphasis is on fostering young children’s abilities to become self-directed, self-reliant, sensitive to others’ views, and to achieve personal, social and academic success. In order for this to happen, children need to develop some sense of control over their lives, to make meaningful choices, and to interact with peers, adults and objects in the world.
At KUM, our classrooms are child-directed in order to stimulate development through creative play choices. Teachers prepare the classroom environment to allow children time to engage and explore through hands-on, multi-sensory learning experiences. Teachers collaborate with the children and facilitate the learning process by listening to their ideas, expounding on their interests, offering creative materials to represent their understandings, and celebrating the child’s accomplishments.