THE 1-ON-1 LEARNING GROUP
We are learners, family & friends!
Who Are We?
The 1-on-1 Learning Group is a licensed family day home in the state of Virginia. We are a Christian Based organization that believes in catering to the needs of the child. We believe in the importance of giving children the personal attention they need to develop academically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. It is this group's mission to foster an excitement for learning and develop a personal confidence in each child towards their individual abilities and goals.
While we are not in any way affiliated with a religious organization we are a Christian based program and do adopt the Christian principles of prayer, love, respect, honor and integrity. These are things we believe help develop positive personalities and behaviors in young children. In a world replete with difficult choices and paths, we believe that a child's spiritual growth is just as important as their mental and emotional growth.
We are a group of learners and friends.
We Are a Family!
In my 25+ year career as a teacher in Early Childhood Education, I have seen first hand how difficult it is for children to learn to their full potential in large group settings. Not only is it difficult for the child but for the teacher as well.
There were times when I would become frustrated with the lack of attention I was able to give to each child. It has always been my recommendation to parents to spend at least 15 minutes of 1-on-1 time daily with their child in order to help them reach their full potential. This can be time engaged in play, reading a book, helping in the kitchen, or exploring the outdoors, as children learn in a variety of ways.
Now with The 1-on-1 Learning Group we will have the opportunity to address these issues and see a much greater reward in each child's intellectual growth , personality, and behavior.
Owner and Lead Instructor
HI! I'm Ms. Tiffany!
I hold a bachelor's degree in Child Development and have worked as a teacher in the Early Childhood field for over 25 years. Teaching young children is my passion and I can not think of a better way make an impact on the world and the future!
The 1-on-1 Advantage
Our small group size limits the level of intimidation that can sometimes occur in large group and social environments. We believe in small "family style" classrooms with tiered responsibilities and various social interactions.
Each child in our group receives daily 1-on-1 time with the teacher where they are treated and recognized as unique individuals. Here they can talk with their teacher socially, share ideas, and choose the skill they would like to work on each day. At this stage of development they are unable to sit or concentrate for long periods of time so our sessions are short yet effective. During this time we address areas that may need development, as well as, offer new challenges where skills are mastered.
As they learn to recognize their own accomplishments their love for themselves and learning will grow!
The 1-on-1 program is a progressive learning system broken into two separate learning Styles:
*1-on-1 & Group Learning (teacher-led activities)
*Play base learning (child initiated activities)
In 1-on-1 learning each child addresses their individual needs (mainly in cognitive skills and language arts) while working 1-on-1 with the teacher. This program is broken into two developmentally appropriate learning semesters based on the child's initial assessment and learning level.
Group Learning is also a part of our program. Serving children of mixed ages has proven beneficial in that the children are able to learn important academic and social skills from each other. Some of our group activities include:
*music and movement
*creative and process art
1-on-1 Fun: Learning Through Play
Balance is necessary in developing healthy minds and the 1-on-1 Learning Group knows how to have fun! Current research shows that play is one of the best ways for young children to learn. At the 1-on-1 Learning Group our stimulating and purposefully designed play room allows children the freedom to explore:
Dramatic Play/Dress Up
Library and reading Center
Listening Center (Audio/Video Books)
Story Telling and Book Readings
Cars, Trucks, blocks, links, puzzles etc.