Our recipe for child-centered learning through play
Listen with an open mind & heart
Find the good idea behind every impulse
Allow for everything to be “curriculum”
Be outside in nature everyday
Plan for healthy risk taking
Celebrate diversity wherever it is found
Play with stories, music & rich conversation
Empower children with choices and ongoing conflict resolution practice
Nourish the group with good food and rich relationships
Sprinkle with a good dose of humor
Dig in with all your senses!
Role of the Teacher
Teachers facilitate children's growth by observing, planning, discussing, modeling and providing just the right amount of challenge to feed children's natural wonder and love of learning.
We also actively engage in learning with other teachers, families and the children. In planning curricula we pay attention to the developmental needs, abilities and interests of each child as well as the group.
Families are children's primary teachers. As such, we partner together to support and facilitate each child's development. We value the diversity that each family brings to our little community and welcome parents and other family members to share their cultures in a meaningful way.