Every child is a gifted child. In the Tiny Tigers Preschool Program, we respect the unique giftedness of all children and work to help them discover and develop their gifts.
Because children are gifted in different ways, our teachers focus on providing children with different modalities of learning. These different modalities help children make stronger connections to their unique areas of giftedness and, as a result, make learning fun!
We respect and work to develop the following universally recognized areas of giftedness.
Having a desire to live ethically. Children who have a heart attitude and desire to conscientiously seek truth and justice are gifted with moral skills. They are able to delay self-gratification and make good decisions. Moral intelligence is the foundation upon which the gifts must be nurtured and developed.
Having the ability to use words effectively. A student with this gift will show great skill with written and/or spoken language.
Having the ability to reason well. A child with this ability is interested in patterns and relationships among things and loves puzzles and brainteasers.
Having a keen ear and sense of rhythm. Musically gifted children frequently sing, hum or whistle because they possess an innate sensitivity toward the musical elements of melody, tone, and rhythm.
Having the ability to perceive and transform things visually. Children who are spatially oriented think in three dimensional terms. They not only “see” things clearly i the mind’s eye, but they can manipulate them in their imaginations.
Having grace or agility, using one’s body in a highly-skilled way. Kinesthetically gifted children are gifted with fine-motor skills used for sewing, crafts, typing, drawing and fixing machinery.
Being gifted at understanding others. Children gifted with interpersonal skills have the ability to empathize and understand other people. They have the uncanny sense of saying or doing the right thing at just the right time.
Having deep insight into oneself. Children who recognize their own strengths and weaknesses are gifted with intrapersonal skills. When these skills become highly developed, one is able to detect and to symbolize complex and highly differentiated sets of feelings.
Having the ability to take people where they would not go alone, love them and serve them. We believe this gift is God-given. The school’s staff readily embraces those students who have this intelligence. The students are encouraged and taught how to serve others.
Having the faith to comprehend and love God’s creation a s a gift to mankind to prove His Existence. The creationist intelligence is connected to the cosmos and the belief in the truthful narrative of the creation of God. This narrative runs through the world view of our school. The student will absorb the truth of everything taught about the cosmos.