A child who has developed initiative is able to be a self-directed learner, make decisions, problem solve effectively, preconceive ideas, take action on them and follow through until completion. Competence in initiative is a key component to future learning and life success.

WPELC Encourages Children’s Initiative by

  • Giving children a choice when it is truly a choice
  • Allowing children to make decisions about no only what they’re going to do but how
  • Reflectively describing the choices you see children making in their work process
  • Providing accessible materials to children for them to utilize
  • Encouraging children to help each other, reinforcing their competence and authority