ESTEMI is passionate about the concept of the “Whole Child”. We strive daily to cultivate independent thinking as well as respect and acceptance of differences and empathy for all. Through small and large group interactions, ESTEMI eagles play, learn and come to appreciate one another.
The children of ESTEMI are the future scientists, engineers, doctors, researchers, etc. of the world. How do we know? We create and experience the love for science through daily age-appropriate fun science explorations by using scientific processes of hypothesizing, investigating, creating, reflecting, making changes and recreating while we play.
We nurture and sustain our kids’ interest in reading, writing, and counting while encouraging the recognition of shapes and colors with the objective of developing critical thinking skills, problem-solving instincts, and self-regulation for greater focus and attention span.
Mathematics is a specific way of thinking and all kids of all cultures do this quite naturally. Through counting and recognition of shapes, ESTEMI eagles are encouraged daily to explore the abstractions of math to grow our math capacities and capabilities.
ESTEMI eagles are urged and guided to communicate needs and wants in a both age and socially appropriate way. By means of effective communication strategies, vocabulary exploration, writing skills, daily story reading on general and specific knowledge acquisition this goal is accomplished.
At ESTEMI, our eagles are given support to engage in fine and gross motor activities as we endeavor to promote hand and eye coordination and balance. We believe a well-rested and nourished child can sustain the energy level requirements for our indoor and outdoor activities.
As ESTEMI Kids play and learn, they explore curiosity, respect and how accommodate each other needs, recognize and appreciate authority to enable us to develop our executive functions: positive behavior, building and sustaining productive social relationships, nurturing self-confidence, self-esteem and the empathy to engage in self-expression.
Through diverse sensory play activities, ESTEMI eagles navigate the senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. These strategic activities facilitate exploration and stimulation of the senses.
Research over the years has given the credence to the importance of global perspectives and environmental influences in early cognitive and social development. At ESTEMI, kids are pushed to champion their respective interdependent and Interconnectedness on each other by appreciating one another’s uniqueness and the richness of the benefit of each other’s differences.