Welcome to InventiveMindsGroup.Com, a company specializing in early childhood education. This site is designed to familiarize you with our company’s philosophy, psychology and educational practice. We publish books, offer seminars, provide consulting services to schools, and assist in establishing preschools based on constructivist principles.
Inventive Minds is dedicated to the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of infants and young children. We recognize the critical importance of early intervention and development, and the pivotal role of educators and parents in this process. We endeavor to equip children with developmental experiences that enrich their lives in meaningful and lasting ways through play, exploration, and observation. We provide our clients with knowledge of such development and know-how of when and how to interact with children through developmentally appropriate educational practice. This means that the materials and interactions are stage-appropriate, safe, interesting and challenging yet achievable for the children.
Inventive Minds philosophy is shaped largely through the theories and related research of the world-renowned Swiss child development authority, Jean Piaget. Our constructivist philosophy rests on the fact that the first years are critical to future development. We realize that young children develop best through exploration and play, with great latitude in choosing what they are interested in, and in an atmosphere of love, caring, and encouragement. As such, we offer the most developmentally appropriate educational programs available – an active, participatory, engaging, and fascinating environment for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. We strive to promote an attitude that encourages children to be active — observe and learn; explore and discover, manipulate and invent.
At the heart of this philosophy lies the principle of active learning: Developmentally speaking, action literally refers to physical or mental manipulation of objects and events. Early in development, a child needs to physically act on things to know them. As a child grows, actions become internalized and gradually become mentally based. Whether physically carried out or mentally processed, action is the mother of intelligence.