"From a young age children are very receptive as they exlplore themselves and the world around them. We as adults and caregivers play a major role in facilitating this process."Lynne Duffy - Early Years Coordinator
Highscope is an approach to early learning, which identifies and builds on children’s strengths, interests and abilities. The Highscope approach invites children to be actively involved in play throughout the session The HighScope curriculum is used internationally in a variety of settings including day care, créches, playgroups, nursery and primary schools. The goals of Highscope are:
The central belief of the HighScope approach is that children construct their own learning by doing and being involved in working with materials, people and ideas.
HighScope provides children with:
Findings from the HighScope Perry Preschool Study found that using the HighScope curriculum had positive effects from the time the child attended the HighScope setting up until they were 40, including better school achievement and literacy, more likely to graduate from high school, adult earnings, home owenership and lifetime arrest rates. (Essentials of Active Learning in Preschool, HighScope Educational Research Foundation).
All staff follow the six steps of conflict resolution to help children sort out their own problems which arise during play, e.g. two children wanting to play with the same toy.
The six steps to problem solving: