Preparing Tomorrow’s Innovators Today
Our Philosophy for 21st Century Learning
We create programs where children can be physically active, mentally engaged and creatively inspired, while focusing on characteristics rooted in innovation.
It is our mission to create tomorrow's innovators, today - Innovation is a set of skills that can be taught, nurtured, developed and practiced. Through fun and exciting activities, we foster curiosity, collaboration, associative and integrative thinking, and a bias toward action and experimentation, the hallmark of an innovative mindset which improves social, emotional and academic outcomes for children. Children who master these skills are far better prepared than their peers and live a more successful, healthy and fulfilled life.
We combine STEM based, hi-tech curricula and enrichment (coding, robotics, rocketry, etc.) with play, team building activities, games, recreation-based enrichments (karate, chess, dance etc.), sports and physical fitness to foster an innovative mindset. Every activity is designed to foster at least one area of 21st century skill development.
What We Know & Believe
- Environment: Every program is a safe and nurturing environment led by qualified and caring educators who facilitate a fun, engaging and intentional program to help children learn, create and innovate.
- Community: Every site reflects the needs, desires and wants of the community. We are a connected learning partner and every student, parent, teacher and administrator should have a voice and a choice in their program.
- Whole Child: Our program motivates the mind, body and spirit of every child. Learning is fun, and learning is done through play, exploration, experimenting and by building connections.
- Inclusion: All children should have access to high quality opportunities for Creativity and Innovation.
- Process: Children’s innate curiosity is the spark to true Innovation. We encourage children to question, experiment and create with an understanding that innovation is an unfinished process.
- Learning: Children should have a safe and secure environment where it is ok to make mistakes, with the understanding that failure is a healthy part of the process for creating and innovating new ideas.
- Innovation: An “Innovative Mindset” can be nurtured and taught in all children and is accomplished through intentional opportunities for Creative Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Active Communication among peers.
- Cross Curricular: Children should know that they can be an artist and a scientist, an engineer and a designer, that STEAM should not be viewed with “ors” but with “ands.”
- Joy of Exploration: Children should have real control over their learning which is why many of our activities use Project Based Learning, which offers children a fun, hands-on and challenging way to learn.
- Flexibility: Our job as a connected partner is never finished, we will always strive to innovate and create the best individual program for each and every school.
What They're Saying...
“We love that Innovation Learning offers interactive and fun activities that incorporate learning. We enjoy the curriculum and topics that have been explored. The teacher is dedicated to the students and it shows that he cares about their success in school.”
- Dana, Parent
“It has been a positive experience for our families and the school personnel. Innovation Learning’s services strengthen and enhance our instructional program while keeping up with the expectations we have established in our schools.”
- Bhavna Sharma-Lewis, Ph.D, District Superintendent
“The staff is so friendly and caring and take their time to really get to know, not only the children, but the parents as well. My son loves attending and is saddened on those days when he is not there, I am running behind, or I pick him up early and he does not get to see his friends…”
- Cynthia, Parent
“The kids are given a great balance of encouragement, exercise, STEAM learning, and hands-on activities to promote education and creativeness. I highly recommend this beneficial childcare!”
- Melinda, Parent
“One of the most impressive things I saw this year was the projects or "units" that the kids worked on. I am unsure of the specifics, but the children worked in groups to research volcanoes and then give a relatively formal presentation, ending with a model volcano that actually erupted! The kids were so proud to present what they learned, and all age kids were able to take part - even my preschooler.”
- Amy, Parent
“For the first time in 10 years, I am thrilled with After School services and believe in their ability to actually strengthen and enhance our instructional program while keeping with the culture we have established in our school. Pure Genius. Thank you, Innovation Learning!”
- Dr. Stephanie Musser, Executive Director, Candeo Schools
“He loves engaging in the STEM learning program as well. We have been so impressed with the things he has learned and been able to dream up through the program. We couldn't think of a better program for him!”
- Corinne, Parent
“What stood out to me about this program is the fact that my child is always doing something different. I love that he’s never bored, and he actually asks me to go more days than he currently attends!”
- Jennifer, Parent