If you tour our school, and we hope you will, you'll see:
Distinctive examples of children's ideas expressed in photos, art media, and their own words. We respect children's work and document it carefully to help us understand their thinking and to make learning visible for all.
A beautifully planned environment where time, space and materials are all carefully considered.
If you structure time and space then you don't have to "structure" children. Our children have big blocks of time within their school day that follow a predictable sequence. They also find materials thoughtfully presented in an orderly fashion and can easily make appropriate play choices.
Teachers skilled in the art of observing and listening so that they can ask the right questions. A good question opens up dialogue and gives an adult a window into a child's mind.
An exceptional playground that was designed with the belief that the potential for learning is as great outdoors as it is inside. Outdoors is not "recess" but a key component of our program.
A curriculum that allows children to explore compelling ideas as they unfold in the preschool. Thus typical "spring" topics like kites and butterflies might occur in October, the discovery of an earthworm can lead to group constructed worm house, and recreating the solar system is undertaken by group of four year olds.
A community that emphasizes respect for one another.
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