At PFC we believe in the concept of learning through play. Our focus is to professionally train and guide Early Childhood Providers and Teachers on the effective use of Arts Integration; especially teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Our main goal for the training program is the integration of basic arts strategies and elements into the core curriculum. This helps to ignite children’s imagination and cultivate innovative thinking, whilst keeping them engaged in creative expression.
Our professional teaching artists have the extensive experience in early childhood education and performing arts.
Since 1998, our partnership with the Wolf Trap Foundation’s Institute for early learning through Arts, has enabled us to serve various early childcare educators, providers, children and parents across the United States of America.
“LEARNING THROUGH PLAY”
PFC is based on the idea of learning through play, because for children, “work is play and play is work”.
According to Wikipedia, Learning through play is a term used in education and psychology to describe how a child can learn to make sense of the world around them. Through play children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.
The value of PFC is guided by the following steps:-
1. The play for concept is self-chosen and self-directed. Thus, the players must have equal input.
2. The emphasis on the Play experience should be process-oriented and not the end results.
3. The experience is guided by mental rules. It must have an informal structure.
4. The experience usually thrives in the imaginary world.
5. It must be engaging. The experience would enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills.
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