BLOG & NEWS
Children Learn Best in Their Own Time in Their Own Way
- March 6, 2018
- Posted by: yorktown
- Category: Discovery Learning
What’s the big rush? When the measuring stick is applied to how one child learns compared to another, the pressure mounts for children and their parents. When academic standards are imposed on children too soon, believing that an earlier start means increased accomplishment, children miss out on the joy of learning.
The competitive angle of why parents push for their child to win out over others is taking a toll on children as well as the learning process. Children learn better and retain more of what they’ve learned when they are ready to learn it – not before. The added challenge is that every child is unique with variable starting points and finish lines for learning and retention.
What’s the answer?
We believe that each child has special gifts and skills, so we take an individualistic approach to education. That’s only one distinction that sets Yorktown Education apart.
Given the opportunity of self-discovery, children can be guided to connect with what fuels their learning passion. This is not a process that can be rushed, but rather an educational path that invites creative thinking, self-realization and a friendly, comfortable environment that supports their discoveries.
Yorktown Education teaches children to “Do What You Love”, encouraging them to connect with what inspires them, what elevates them, and what motivates them to want to learn more.
Instilling this in children very early on is an advantage, much unlike force feeding them subjects in which they have no interest. At age five or six, a child needs the freedom to zero in on what they truly enjoy. They need time for self-discovery.
Self-discovery is what children get at Yorktown Education. While they are encouraged along a learning path determined by their learning style, they are not rushed, pushed, or pressured.
It may take some children longer than others to discover their path, their passion. We give them all the time they need, providing support and caring guidance.
Parents benefit from the Yorktown philosophy, too, because the pressure is off to transform their child into a superhuman or academic brain trust. Instead, parents can enjoy seeing their children grow and flourish in a natural, stress-free pattern of self-mastery.
Come visit us by scheduling a tour. Discover for yourself what could be the best decision you’ve ever made for your child’s education.