The cornerstone of our school’s philosophy is that children learn by doing and by developing self-esteem. Every aspect of our curriculum is geared toward accomplishing these goals. We encourage children to develop problem-solving, self-help, and social skills, as well as creativity and self-guidance. We provide an environment that fosters the development of fine and gross motor skills, and language and cognitive development.
Each child is a unique individual and our curriculum allows children to approach any task at their own level and progress at their own rate. We stress the process not the product in all areas. We welcome students with special needs and feel that we all benefit from being together.
Teachers, children, and parents work cooperatively in the daily process, learning from and teaching each other. We are a parent participatory school, requiring parents to assist in their child’s classroom on a rotational basis with other parents. Participating in the classroom, parents are able to observe their child interact with others, acquire greater knowledge about child development, strengthen their parenting skills and build lasting friendships.
We incorporate positive guidance techniques to enhance the self-esteem of children and allow them to develop to their fullest potential. Another goal of our program is to help children become constructive members of a group. We work cooperatively to foster interpersonal and group learning skills, as well as planning and problem-solving strategies. We emphasize respect for others, the environment and ourselves.