The development of children is significantly influenced by the degree of intellectual, physical, emotional, and social stimulation in their environment.
Children learn through play, exploration, hands-on observation, and through positive feedback from the adults who influence them on a daily basis.
Children learn at their own pace using all of their senses and learning cannot be forced.
The comparison of individual children to a “standard of normal” is nonproductive except to provide a baseline from which special programs can be developed for children who have special needs.
All children have the right to and should be able to experience success in order to promote self esteem and foster curiosity and exploration as a means of learning from their environment.