The school-age curriculum is designed to provide a place where children have significant contacts with positive role models to learn peaceful living skills and facilitate positive youth development. School–age children in child care need the opportunity to live and learn in a relaxed, “un-school like” setting.
EDS recognizes the growing physical, intellectual, and social competence of school-age children. Eager to explore the social world and discover how the adult world works, 6 to 12 year-olds thrive on challenges, friendships, clubs, and responsibility. They want to make things, build things, act out new dramatic possibilities, explore computers and books, construct imaginary worlds with dolls or Legos and most important, not to be treated like “little kids.” They want to discover who they are and pursue their interests.