Concepts & Objectives2017-08-31T21:51:47+00:00

Key Concepts

The YOKC system is designed to influence a child’s positive self-perception. Research shows that academic achievement cannot be raised and sustained without simultaneously raising and sustaining the child’s self-perception and self-confidence. To achieve this, we have woven the following critical elements into the curriculum:

The YOKC system is designed to influence a child’s positive self-perception. Research shows that academic achievement cannot be raised and sustained without simultaneously raising and sustaining the child’s self-perception and self-confidence. To achieve this, we have woven the following critical elements into the curriculum:

  • School Connectedness: I feel cared about at school.
  • Joy of Learning: Learning is fun.
  • Educational Purpose: What I learn is important to my future.
  • Academic Efficacy: I can work hard and be a good student.
  • Experience or Enactive Attainment: The experience of mastery over concept.
  • Modeling, or Vicarious Experience: Examples of successful people who are similar to students’ gender, ethnicity and background.
  • Verbal Persuasion: Encouraging messages of empowerment and success.
  • Coping Mechanisms: Strategies for stress reduction.
  • I am smart. College is for me.
  • I can succeed. I will succeed.
  • I’ll work hard and stay in school.
  • I’ll get all the help I’ll need.
  • I will dream, get good grades, and the money will be there.
  • I’ll get a great career and be able to help my family.

* concentration on the first 4 for Early Childhood

Learning Objectives