If you haven't watched "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss (we watched the Universal 2012 version), you should. Watch it alone, with a friend, or if you have family (children---no matter what age) everyone should watch it together.
The family is the basic teaching unit for preschool children. The current trend is all for pushing academics into preschool levels. The fact that the current academic programs are dismal failures seems to be irrelevant. Ten years ago, goals were set in Los Angeles for all students to graduate and be eligible to enter a California university. Recent reports in Los Angeles (the largest school district in the US) point out that more than half of 10th graders are not on track to graduate. Further reports mentioned no clear plan was put in place 10 years ago. And in the face of the present crisis, there is a rush to find a plan to implement. Few seem to question the feasibility and practicality of ALL students graduating and going on to university. The reality is the majority of college graduates have trouble finding jobs in the field of their majors. They are either unemployed or underemployed relative to their education.
Our vision for S.E.E.D.S. is to empower parents and teachers to set preschoolers (and anyone interested in learning) on a path to being their own best teachers and life long learners. The focus is keeping curiosity alive to nurture and foster critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and being good ethical people. And as Dr. Seuss says "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not."
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