The CLC Approach

An emergent, child centered approach based on multiple intelligences.

Early Literacy


Early Literacy is a basic component of our approach. It is our belief that it is never too early for any child to learn, however every child learns at their own pace. This is provided for every child through daily individual one-to-one reading sessions using a leveled reading program that takes each child at his/her own pace. 

Our unique early literacy methods have proven to be amazingly successful with our CLCians throughout the years. CLC graduates have shown significant distinction in their reading levels hence they were known to be the best in their schools and continued to be the best throughout the years. 

Focusing on developing fine motor skills the way we do in CLC has played a great role in scaffolding Early Literacy. As a result of high level fine motor skills development, some CLCians have shown an excellent pencil grip and remarkable willingness and accuracy in holding a crayon and starting to write at a very young age. 

Also, encouraging mature pretend play was proven to have a very important effect in scaffolding early literacy. 

CLC’s Early Literacy department is in charge of conducting the children’s daily 1:1 reading sessions in a specially prepared reading room. The reading teachers use positive motivating methods during their sessions which made the children love reading at a very young age. Also, the reading teachers are in charge of following up and documenting every child’s academic level, learning difficulties and reading achievements.

Every year around 50% of CLCian graduates’ reading levels reach the levels of Grade one school children which means that they recognize all of the alphabets and vowels phonetically and can easily read words and sight words. Around 10% of the graduates can read big paragraphs which is the reading level of Grade2-3 school children. 

Being taught the skill of reading, CLCians can easily grab other languages and most of them are ready to learn a second non-native language by the time of their graduation.