The S.M.I.L.E.S™ methodology is at the heart of the MindChamps curriculum. It provides for a nurturing and safe space for children to develop holistically through engaging and experiential classroom activities.
The acronym S.M.I.L.E.S™ stands for: Sensory, Motor (Music and Movement), Intellectual, Linguistic, Emotional and Social. It is a principle which acknowledges that brains, in their formative stages, need all aspects of the mind to be stimulated simultaneously – and that all activities (even the most mundane) contain the potential for providing experiences that engage all of the S.M.I.L.E.S™ elements.
By constantly focusing on the creation of S.M.I.L.E.S™ activities (or the expansion of existing ones to encompass the S.M.I.L.E.S™ methodology), the MindChamps teacher or ‘educarer’ becomes a potent source of age-appropriate stimulation for a mind hungry for the building-blocks of intellect.