Children are wonderful advocates of their own interests, skills, and learning styles – Emergent Curriculum helps us follow their lead and guide their learning. This type of curriculum is designed to allow students to explore new concepts and skills on their own, in their own time and in their own way.
Tailored to Interests
Everyone learns at different paces and in different ways. Using a one-size-fits-all, standardized approach to education can inadvertently leave some students out of the learning experience. By allowing student interests to guide their learning, we can weave important educational aspects into their play and social activity.
Confidence and Security
When a child’s interests are heard, it builds mutual respect between teacher and student, and helps students feel secure. Knowing that their wants and needs are heard and respected will create an environment where students know they can communicate with their teacher without fear of rejection. Children will thrive in a learning environment that feels safe, respected, and welcomed.
You can learn more about Emergent Curriculum on our blog, our Emergent Curriculum FAQ, and this article from Young Children by the creator of Emergent Curriculum, Elizabeth Jones.