The Learning Express is a childcare facility with the goal of creating an environment that you can consider your neighborhood child care; a place where play is cherished, love abounds, friendships are formed and comprehensive development is "fast-tracked".
The professional staff at The Learning Express follows the Vygotsky theory of learning, wherein the environment becomes the third "teacher," completing the triangle that includes family and learning. The tenure of our staff is one of many attributes..
The Learning Express is a 5-Star Child Development Center based in Denver, North Carolina. Our philosophy of education can be defined as providing the kind of stimulating and challenging environment that meets each individual child's needs for comprehensive development. Our center serves infants (6 weeks) to Pre-Kindergarten (5 years).
We strive for each child is to create an environment that they feel is a second home; a place where play is cherished, love abounds, and comprehensive development is "fast-tracked".
The Vygotsky Theory of Learning
Teachers at The Learning Express follow the The Vygotsky Theory of Learning.
Vygotsky's theory encourages the environment to become the third "teacher," completing a triangle that includes family and learning. He believed that mental development such as thought, language, and reasoning process are developed through social relationships and interactions.
His theory also encouraged the child to learn through their own problem solving experiences with someone else, such as parents, teachers, siblings and peers. Initially, the person interacting with child assumes most of the responsibility for guiding the problem solving, but gradually this responsibility transfers to the child.
Pre-Kindergarten children tend to the garden.