A Step Above programs provide early childhood education and care for children, and help them develops a range of skills that make them ready to learn when they start school, such as:
- Social skills: the ability to empathize and interact successfully with their peer group, and also relate easily to adults.
- Language skills: the ability to have adequate language skills in order to benefit from experiences facilitating their cognitive, educational and social development.
- Function skills: the ability to hold and manipulate information in the brain, plan and regulate one’s behavior, problem-solve, and be creative.
Young children learn best when they’re not pushed too hard, they have an opportunity to interact with their peers, and their parents and instructors treat them kindly. Likewise, children learn best when instruction and educational activities are only a small portion of their days.