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Theoretical Basis

Fireflies® Theoretical Basis

Research shows that children learn by doing, and they need many opportunities to explore and grow. Preschool activities that align with best practices can foster creativity, as well as promote emotional, cognitive, social, and physical development. Developmentally appropriate activities can also build self-esteem and enthusiasm for learning. The adult’s role is to support children’s interests and learning needs.

Our curriculum is based on this philosophy, which is backed by current research findings and grounded in a century’s worth of work by researchers such as Maslow, Vygotsky, Piaget, and Erickson.

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Program Goals

  • The curriculum will be based on current research and sound educational theories of early childhood learning and development.
  • We will provide a wide range of hands-on, interactive materials allowing children to experiment and explore their surroundings.
  • The activity and project suggestions provided in our kits are aligned with specific Indicators from our Developmetal Continuum.
  • The program will encourage involvement of family members in each child’s learning.