Understanding Child Development
Our goals for each grade are based on an understanding of child development.
Child development usually is divided into four areas: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. In reality, the four categories are closely related and often overlap. Development in one area affects and is influenced by development in all other areas. Consequently, while we might focus on one area at a time, we really look at the whole child and the interplay of development and the mind.
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN CHILDREN
At Ramaz, we understand that children are individuals and learn in different ways. Children are born with different temperaments (behavioral styles), children have individual interests, and children have different learning styles. Children also come to school with different life experiences, different cultural backgrounds, and special needs.
We are committed to educating all of our children and constantly are reflecting on our teaching in order to support all the children in our classrooms and their particular needs.