Early Life Experiences Shape Who We Are As Adults
At MEplace, we want to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood.
Early life experiences can change the brain for good, and a truly positive childcare experience goes beyond simply safeguarding your little one: the quality of interactions with others, the opportunities we have to learn about ourselves, and a focus on mental and physical health are all important. After all, most potential mental health problems will not become problems if responded to early on.
Science backs us on that, but little action has been taken to make it widely known.
:) 90% of a child’s brain is developed by age 5.
:) The majority of our emotional responses and habitual patterns are developed by age 5.
:) The environment and experiences of our early years impact upon our mental and physical health in adulthood.
That’s why here, at MEplace, we are so passionate about the early years.
Our unique approach is informed by scientific research into pediatric neuroscience, child development, psychology, learning sciences and language development. We follow the works of Dr Daniel Siegel, Dr Violet Oaklander, Maria Montessori and Steven Pinker, all while taking inspiration from the Finnish approach to education where learning occurs through play.
Considering the needs of the modern world, we developed a bespoke curriculum centred around six pillars: Mind, Body, People, Life, Planet and Fun. Through these, we offer a holistic approach to growing up which nurtures children's concept of self, helping them to love their ME.