Teachers who understand children’s needs are learning facilitators. These teachers recognize the need to foster a child’s curiosity through play. They engineer the environment to nurture, foster, protect and enrich the child’s learning opportunities. Play is the child’s natural learning process. The child is the driving force of their own learning. Teachers who acknowledge this fact allow the students to be in the driver’s seat of their educational journey. This is in contrast to traditional top down educational models where students are spoon fed a regimented standard curriculum. This one size fits all approach is counter to the natural curiosity of individual learners.
S.E.E.D.S. strives for parents and educators to be more aware of the need for a bottom-up curricular process that is rooted in the child’s curiosity. This approach invests in children. It creates a setting that consistently nurtures and fosters a child's curiosity and learning through personal interactions with the environment. We call these interactions "play". By creating an environment supportive of play, the adults place the children in the driver’s seat. Now the children can have fun learning, which is what play is all about.